the monthly gazette of health

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Page 26 - If you intend to convince this obstinate woman, and to exhibit to the publick the truth of your narrative, you are at liberty to make what use you please of this statement.
Page 303 - Sometimes the disorder comes on so gradually and insensibly, that the patient is hardly aware of its commencement. He perceives that he is sooner tired than usual, and that he is thinner than he was ; but yet he has nothing material to complain of. In process of time his appetite becomes seriously impaired; his nights are sleepless, or if he, get sleep, he is not refreshed by it. His face becomes visibly extenuated, or perhaps acquires a bloated look. His tongue is white, and he suspects that he...
Page 92 - it would be well if the public would follow tlic advice of Mr. Addison, given in the Spectator, of reading the writings of L. Cornaro ; who, having naturally a weak constitution, which he seemed to have ruined by intemperance, so that he was expected to die at the age of thirty-five, did at that period adopt a strict regimen, allowing himself only twelve ounces of food daily.
Page 183 - ... to the other, these parts of communication must necessarily be of the same matter; for any other matter could not continue the same action. From this it may be understood, that nothing material is conveyed from the brain, by the nerves; nor vice versa, from the body to the brain: for if that was exactly the case, it would not be necessary for the nerves to be of the same materials with the brain; but as we find the nerves of the same materials, it is a presumptive proof, that they only continue...
Page 436 - OBSERVATIONS ON THE CHOLERA MORBUS OF INDIA : a Letter addressed to the Honourable the Court of Directors of the East-India Company.
Page 308 - To be able to contemplate with complacency either issue of a disorder which the great Author of our being may, in his kindness, have intended as a warning to us to prepare for a better existence, is of prodigious advantage to recovery, as well as to comfort; and the retrospect of a wellspent life is a cordial of infinitely more efficacy than all the resources of the medical art.
Page 209 - With his right side he commonly judged the madness of his left side ; but sometimes in a fit of fever he could not rectify his peculiar state. Long after being cured, if he happened to be angry, or if he had drunk more than he was accustomed to do, he observed in his left side a tendency to his former alienation.
Page 389 - I have but one observation to make with regard to this disease, which is of some little importance. It is usual to endeavour, throughout the course of it, to prevent suppuration from taking place, by the repeated application of leeches under the angles of the lower jaw. It is certainly very desirable that suppuration should be prevented, and that inflammation of the tonsils should gradually subside by resolution. I have found, however, by experience, that suppuration is by such means very often not...
Page 92 - By following thine advice, I have got rid of what thou didst consider a very formidable local malady ; and upon thy allowance of food, I have regained my flesh, and feel as competent to exertion as formerly, though I am not indeed so fat as I used to be. I own to thee, that as I got better, I thought thy allowance...
Page 393 - ... remedies should be continued for five or six weeks at a time, should be omitted for two or three weeks, and occasionally resumed. If the alvine evacuations should be considerably lighter in their colour, or much darker than natural, mercury, given in moderate doses, and not for so long a time as to injure the constitution, will often be of great use. The large and indiscriminate employment of mercury in complaints of the stomach has, I think, been often very hurtful. Where acidity has been particularly...

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