Physiological Materia Medica: Containing All that is Known of the Physiological Action of Our Remedies, Together with Their Characteristic Indications and Pharmacology

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Gross & Delbridge, 1883 - Homeopathy - 992 pages

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Page 875 - Bacon; and some of them eat plentifully of it, the effect of which was a very pleasant comedy; for they turned natural fools upon it for several days: one would blow up a feather in the air; another would dart straws at it with much fury; and another stark naked was sitting up in a corner, like a monkey...
Page 875 - ... dart straws at it with much fury ; and another stark naked was sitting up in a corner, like a monkey, grinning and making mows at them ; a fourth would fondly kiss and paw his companions, and snear in their faces, with a countenance more antic than any in a Dutch droll.
Page 803 - The cough occurs chiefly, or is much worse in the evening, after retiring, and at that time the membrane of the trachea is particularly sensitive to cold air and to any irregularity in the flow of air over its surface, so that the patient often covers the head with the bedclothes to avoid the cold air of the apartment, and refuses to speak or even to listen to conversation, lest his attention should be withdrawn from the supervision of his respiratory acts, which he performs with the most careful...
Page 537 - Profound and disturbed sleep, from which I woke with a mental struggle and effort, not knowing at first where I was, or what had become of me ; in fact, I seemed to have gone far down into the gulf of sleep,10.
Page 699 - On the left arm, a constant feeling of formication under the skin ; normal sensation over the general surface of the body. The spine not sensitive, nor painful, but so weak that the patient cannot straighten himself, nor remain standing when once straightened. The faculties, both intellectual and moral, the functions of the heart, of the chest, and of the digestive organs, normal ; but the pronunciation embarrassed (? paralysis of the tongue).
Page 374 - Harley expresses it, a dead heart in a living body. Rigor mortis sets in exceedingly early ; and on opening the thorax immediately after death, the heart is found contracted, rigid, motionless, and totally empty. A farther examination discloses remarkable chemical and electrical changes in the heart and other muscles. The muscular juice is acid instead, ol aiualine ; and the external surface is electrically negative to the cut surface, instead of (as normally) positive.
Page 271 - Trans., vol. xlviii. p. 326) proved that after the first halfminute of the inhalation of chloroform there is a progressive lowering of the arterial pressure. It would, a priori, appear probable that this is to some extent due to a vaso-motor paralysis ; but Sansom and Harley state that there is a spasm of the small vessels, which can be readily seen to occur in the web of the frog during chloroformization. Not until the third stage is reached, according to these authors, do the vessels relax into...
Page 342 - And after this he pressed his thighs; and, thus going higher, he showed us that he was growing cold and stiff. Then Socrates touched himself, and said that when the poison reached his heart he should then depart 155.
Page 460 - Spong., that they passed into the stage of resolution. It is our most important remedy where in acute forms this resolution has been prepared, or in moist coughs, resting on a catarrhal or organic base, in the upper as well as in the lower respiratory organs. In croup as well as in pneumonia it can only be indicated in the second stage. It suits tuberculosis far less than cheesy and chronic pneumonia. It may also be indicated in gastric and intestinal catarrhs or complications, or in sympathetic...
Page 803 - Rumex diminishes the secretions, and at the same time exalts in a very marked manner, the sensibility of the mucous membrane of the larynx and trachea, exceeding in the extent of this exaltation, any remedy known to us. The cough, therefore, is frequent and continuous, to an extent quite out of proportion to the degree of organic affection of the mucous membrane. It is dry, occurs in long paroxysms, or, under certain circumstances, is almost uninterrupted. It is induced or greatly aggravated by any...

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