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Page 229 - January, 1796, bitten, the one on the hand, the other on the cheek, in siich a manner that both lost a considerable quantity of blood. The physician of the place, Don Bias Sales, was not sent for till three days after the accident ; he nevertheless resolved to try the powder, which produced effects that surpassed his expectation. In fact, the two patients perfectly recovered...
Page 228 - ... in the shade till all their humidity is evaporated. On this each is separately pounded ; the powder is passed through a hair-sieve, mixed in equal parts, and put away in well-corked bottles. It is to be observed, that none of the roots must be employed, except those of the sea-holly, which possess very great strength. With respect to the use of this remedy, it is indispensably necessary that it should be administered immediately after the infliction of the wound. The .common dose for a man is...
Page 228 - He lost no time in communicating his ideas to the physicians and medical men in the province, and had the satisfaction to see that his philanthropic views were productive of the happiest results. Thus, for instance, at the farm de los Puchols, in the district of the...
Page 126 - ... during the fummer, but in winter it may go three weeks or a month unwatered. Betide the refrefhing ftream derived from the pantano, they have fome norias : the moft remarkable of which, belonging to Mr. Arabet, is worked by wind, and raifes the water forty feet. •The land never refts; for no fooner has it rewarded the farmer with one crop, than he begins to prepare it for another. In September he...
Page 229 - Joaquin Fauro, were bitten, the two former on the hand, and the latter on the middle finger. Baset and his daughter immediately applied to Don Thomas Sabater, the surgeon of their village, who furnished them with powder sufficient for nine days. On the contrary, Fauro, who lived at another village, looked upon his wound as a mere trifle, and took no farther notice of it.
Page 228 - ... employed, except those of the sea-holly, which possess very great strength. With respect to the use of this remedy, it is indispensably necessary that it should be administered immediately after the infliction of the wound. The .common dose for a man is one scruple, for a dog a drachm ; and the vehicle used for both is -wine or water. No particular diet need be observed ; only the powder must be taken morning and 'evening for nine days successively.
Page 228 - ... administered immediately after the infliction of the wound. The .common dose for a man is one scruple, for a dog a drachm ; and the vehicle used for both is -wine or water. No particular diet need be observed ; only the powder must be taken morning and 'evening for nine days successively. From time immemorial the inhabitants of the above-mentioned district have made use of this powder as a specific for the bite of vipers with universal success ; till at length the celebrated...
Page 6 - Happy the invalid whom fate permits to seek a refuge in this asylum ! When the last moments of his life arrive, his end will here be more easy and less painful. Weaned from all the vain desires and passions of this tumultuous scene, he will await the most faithful friend of man with tranquil resignation, and fall asleep amid flowers and fragrant blossoms, full of the hope of awaking in the celestial region of perpetual spring.
Page 230 - ... whatever have been observed. All the animals to whom the powder was not given died raving mad in twenty-five days. One dog, to whom it was found impossible to administer more than four doses, did not go mad, but fell into a kind of lethargy, and refused to eat ; till at length he died on the sixtieth day, but without any of the symptoms of actual hydrophobia.
Page 310 - Counsellor of State to His Britannic Majesty, and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Gottingen, in 4 Vols. small 8vo. 30s. Boards. The Number of curious Anecdotes with which this Work abounds, together with the vast Fund of Information it contains, render it a truly valuable Acquisition to English Literature. 3. ZOOLOGICAL ANECDOTES, or authentic and interesting Facts relative to the...