A Cyclopaedia of drug pathogenesy, Volume 1

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Gould, 1886

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Page ix - Hahnemann's caution holds good — " how, even in diseases, amid the symptoms of the original malady the medicinal symptoms may be discovered, is a subject for the exercise of a higher order of inductive minds, and must be left solely to masters in the art of observation.
Page 187 - If a person under its influence wishes to step over a straw or small stick, he takes a stride or a jump sufficient to clear the trunk of a tree ; a talkative person cannot keep silence or secrets ; and one fond of music is perpetually singing.
Page 107 - ... several hours more, alone remaining. This is the utmost extent to which I would recommend the physiological effects of aconite to be carried, in order to obtain, with safety and success, its therapeutic action. Third Degree of Operation. — On the administration of five minims more, two hours subsequent to the last dose, the sense of warmth, and the numbness and tingling, again spread rapidly over the body. The sensibility of the surface is still...
Page 721 - I tore open my vest, placed my hand over the spot, and tried to count the pulsations; but there were two hearts, one beating at the rate of a thousand beats a minute, and the other with a slow, dull motion. My throat, I thought, was filled to the brim with blood, and streams of blood were pouring from my ears. I felt them gushing warm down my cheeks and neck. With a maddened, desperate feeling I fled from the room, and walked over the flat, terraced roof of the house.
Page 596 - The first symptoms of overdoing the thing that I noticed was the profound and yet disturbed sleep into which it seemed to throw me. I always awoke with a mental struggle and effort, not knowing at first where I was, or what had become of me; in fact, as I told Dr. M., I seemed to have gone too far down into the gulf of sleep. Side by side with this, but of course less noticeable to me, was the enfeebling of mental power. A little page in my accounts which I should usually prepare and balance in half...
Page 527 - There was constant nictitation (qy. ? 'jactitation') and picking at the sheets ; if touched by any person, she jumped as if in great alarm. This I observed to occur whenever her hair was removed from her face, or when I felt her pulse. When thoroughly roused she answered in monosyllables, and apparently attempted to form connected expressions, but they were unintelligible ; pupils still greatly dilated, nor did they contract when a lighted candle was placed before the eyes ; pulse 120 ; no action...
Page 241 - The consequence was that he brought on a hectic fever, vast hemorrhages from the intestines, nose and gums; every one of his teeth dropped out, and he could eat nothing solid ; he wasted vastly in his flesh, and his muscles became as soft and flabby as those of a new-born infant, and he broke out all over his body in pustules.
Page 522 - I wished to be in constant motion, and it certainly afforded me an infinite deal of satisfaction to be able to walk up and down. The intellectual operations at times were very vivid. Thoughts came and went, and ludicrous and fantastic spectacles were always uppermost in my mind. I was conscious that my language and gesticulations were extravagant, yet I had neither power nor...
Page 117 - His intellect was unimpaired; but he suffered from severe vomiting, which recurred every two or three minutes, and was performed by a sudden jerking action of the abdominal muscles, accompanied by a loud shout, probably dependent upon a sudden contraction of the diaphragm. Every attempt to swallow was followed by the spasmodic contractions so characteristic of hydrophobia, but they were not renewed by the sight of water. All these convulsive movements were, however, easily excited by simply touching...
Page 721 - I could no longer see ; it beat thickly in my cars, and so throbbed in my heart, that I feared the ribs would give way under its blows. I tore open my vest, placed my hand over the spot, and tried to count the pulsations; but there were two hearts, one beating at the rate of a thousand beats a minute, and the other with a slow, dull motion.

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