Therapeutic Gazette

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G. S. Davis, 1887 - Drugs

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Page 131 - ... time. And if you fail the second day, you may, continuing the daily solicitation, wait until the fourth day, when assistance should be taken. The simplest and best will be a small enema of equal parts of olive oil and water. The action of this injection will be greatly helped by taking it with the hips raised, and by previously anointing the anus and the lower part of the rectum with vaseline or with oil. 8. If by the use of all these means you fail in establishing the habit of daily or of alternate...
Page 335 - With the patient lying, of course, on her left side, the attendant places the thumb of his right hand, guarded by a napkin soaked in hot sublimate, in front of the anus, and presses it gently there. The pressure is not in the direction of a line joining his thumb and the pubic arch, but nearly in that of the axis of the pelvic outlet. By this, descent of the sinciput is hindered, and that of the occiput favored. When the latter is beginning to pass under the pubic arch, the fingers of the same hand...
Page 182 - And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet. Verily, I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city.
Page 51 - ... symptoms usually very irregular, and in some cases severe in character. In many cases, though the irritation about the anus is relieved by injections, the irregularity of the bowels and the disturbance of sleep remain the same. This is probably due to the fact that the habitat of the worms is higher up in the large intestine where no remedy introduced by the rectum can reach them. In many cases I have found that rhubarb in small doses brings away large numbers of worms, and at the same time regulates...
Page 362 - ... of the bladder, the uterus, and the rectum, as well as in atonic diarrhoea. Dr. Unna recommends, from three years' experience, this extract in enuresis of children, for which it acts as a specific. He prescribes to infants and children, up to two years of age...
Page 235 - For some inward complaints; such as, griping in the intestines, difficulty of making water, &c., it is very common to see those jugglers blowing into the anus, or into the parts adjacent, till their eyes are almost starting out of their heads: and this operation is performed indifferently on all, without regard either to age or sex. The accumulation of so large a quantity of wind is at times apt to occasion some extraordinary emotions, which are not easily suppressed by a sick person; and as there...
Page 493 - The author has aimed to embrace in a single volume the essentials of practical materia medica and therapeutics, and has produced a book small enough for easy carriage and easy reference, large enough to contain a carefully digested, but full, clear and well-arranged mass of information.
Page 300 - From these observations it obviously follows that, so far as the Indian is concerned, the abdominal is the original type of respiration in both male and female, and that the costal type in the civilized female is developed through the constricting influence of dress around the abdomen.
Page 412 - To make the solution, any form of oil may be used, and the best effect is obtained by three grains of santonin dissolved in two ounces of oil, to be taken in four doses. It is...
Page 190 - If used in two-minim doses subcutaneously, it may give more satisfaction to the patient than to the attendants, since the unconsciousness may be accompanied by angry and combative delirium ; should this occur, it will probably be sufficient to diminish the amount employed. It is very rapid in its action, unconsciousness following in from ten to twenty minutes, and the after-effects are of a soothing character. Even when delirium is present in a violent form, it is followed by quiet sleep, and the...

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