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fects. In the second case, bleeding COLICA PICTONUM CURED
had been previously, but ineffectual-
ly employed, and the hemoptysis con-

Captain A--, a painter, had the tinued abundant. On the second day habit of putting his painting pencil of the administration of the nitre, no in his mouth, after using it in differtrace of blood was perceptible in the ent colors, which contained more or expectoration. The medicine was less lead. In the beginning of Decontinued for two days more, as a cember, 1823, he experienced slight precautionary measure. lo this pa- colics, with dryness of mouth, and tient, no inconvenience to the stom- constipation : all these symptoms inach was produced by the nitre. The creased, notwithstanding remedies third case was that of a man 45 years had been used, till the 22d of Decemof age, who had been subject to se ber, when he was most violently atvere hemoptysis for ten years pre- tacked with great anxiety, thirst, viously, the attacks recurring about hiccough, nausea, and constipation. once in two years, and generally Dr Vergari prescribed, during three giving way to blood-letting and days, oleaginous, saline, and drastic leeches to the anus. The hemopty. purgatives, enemata, baths, and dilusis had this time continued three ent drinks, without making the least days, accompanied by great embar. impression on the disease. He now rassment of the breathing, and a determined to try a mixture of two crepitous rattling in the lower part ounces of vinegar and two pounds of of the left side of the thorax. He

water: this was no sooner adminis. had been bled several times before tered than it operated like a charm; he entered the hospital, both locally the pains ceased immediately, the and generally, but the bemoptysis patient fell into a sweet sleep, and continued. Like the two other pa. bad several alvine evacuations as tients he took the oitrous mixture.

5000 as he awoke. The vinegar The second day he felt much less

was repeated two or three times a enfeebled—the expectoration wae day till the seventh day, when the not so bloody. The treatment was patient was perfectly free of disease. continued, and the expectoration soon

Hufeland's Journal. became untinged with blood and puriform. Ultimately, however, the patient sunk with regular hectic fe. BOSTON, TUESDAY, OCT. 31, 1826. ver, presenting, on dissection, seve

EDITOR'S NOTICE.-The wish of many ral tubercular excavations in both lungs.

of our subscribers, as well as great incon, We have certainly seen good ef- venience for want of room, induce us to

increase this paper to 16 pages, according fects from ' nitre in considerable doses, given in the common infusion to the notice given in our third volume. of roses, well acidulated, in conjunc. This will enable us to use a larger type, tion with laudanum in hemoptysis;

and to insert more of useful, and, we prebut we never gave it in such doses sume, of acceptable matter, - besides leav. as above, por have we seen such ing some room for medical advertisements. doses exhibited by others. The re. After the 26th No. of volume 4th, the medy is wortb trial.-Med. Chi. Rev. price will be 3 dols. 50 cents a year, with

a deduction of 50 cents to those who pay * “ The liberal use of nitre in hemop- in advance. tysis," says Dr N. Chapman, of Philadel

Those subscribers who have paid two phia, " is a practice which I have for dollars in advance for the paper as it now several years strongly recommended in my lectures, and a solution of it in bran. is, can remit the additional price, whey dy is a popular nostrum in this city." convenient.

CHILDREN'S FOOD.

and bread, became so tame that he A lady of Yorkshire observes in a letter went about the house like a spaniel, dated May 2d, that in consequence of and slept on the same bed with him. losing her first tree children, one during Mr Parker was bled for a fever, and teething, and two of inflammation in the bowels, she gave her fourth child a little slept after it; soon he awoke, for limewater in every article of food, adding his hitherto peaceable companion a desert, and sometimes only a teaspoon- had goawed through bis sleeve, deful of limewater to every article, whether tached the compress, and was licking liquid or thick. It succeeded in keeping the blood from the orifice. Mr P. up healthy digestion, and a regular state and the tiger were in a mutual conof the bowels; the child instead of being feverish, fatulent, and fretful, as her pre- sternation when he rose from the ceding children had beer, continued cool bed; the tiger gave a spring to the and cheerful, free from any symptom of top of a high chest of drawers, from indigestion, and cut ite teeth without any , thence in a horrible pbrenzy ran constitutional disturbance. She has continued this practice with two more of her about the house, and having escaped children with the same good effects. We to the garden, was shot. So long have known this simple addition to the as be sed on common food, it appears food of children, prove very efficacious in he was perfectly tractable, but the incipient cases of rickets and of irritable bowels, attended with looseness, &c., but moment he tasted blood, all the feif the child be disposed to costiveness on

rocious propensities of his pature account of its astringent quality, a little burst forth.—Raleigh Register. magnesia should be occasionally added to it. - Gazette of Health.

THE HEART.-It has ever been supposThis is much better advice than we

ed that the heart was the most vital commonly get from the public prints ; it part of man, and that a wound, however

trivial, received in it would produce inonly needs a little explanation to be good. stantaneous death. Limewater is useful in cases of relaxed M. Larrey, the well known French surbowels and acid stomachs, and of course

geon, lately presented to the Academy of

Medicine in Paris, the heart of a man, useless, if not hurtful in the opposite state who, in a fit oé derangement, produced by of these organs. The above notíce seems grief, stabbed himself with a watchmaker's to imply that it would be beneficial for file. After having penetrated several all children. But is this true? Can any the skin. The unhappy being was con

inches, the instrument broke off level with thing be done for a child perfectly well, veyed to an hospital, where it was deterbetter than to continue that diet and that mined no operation could be attempted. mode of living which are found to have He survived for twentyone days, in but

little pain, and without feeling any diffigiven him health?

Is it not wiser to be culty in changing his position. On opencontented when we are well, than to dis- ing the body, it was seen with surprise turb the sound functions of the system in that the file had not only pierced the peorder to prevent a disease which may ricardium, and one of the coats of the

heart, but that, entering this organ three never attack us, by the premature taking inches from the point, it had passed obof physic? It is not profitable to com- liquely, from the left to the right, and mence even a war of defence, till we from the lower to the higher part; crossing have an enemy to resist.

the left cavity, the middle membrane,

and the right cavity. The influence of intemperance in

Cottons & Barnard have just published drink on the animal spirits, is justly a new edition of Dr Thacher's American deprecated by all who feel the deg. Modern Practice of Physic. Of this work radation which is consequent on ex we shall speak more fully next week. cesses of this nature. The influence of diet on animal bodies is forcibly,

DICTIONARY,

FOR THIS AND SOME PRECEDING WEEKS. illustrated by the following fact from a treatise by Dr Mosely. A Mr Par.

Acupuncturation, small punctures made

with a needle. ker of Kingston, bad a young tiger, Anchylosis, a stiff joint, which by being fed og milk, sugar Cozalgia, pain or disease of the hipjoint.

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Caries, rottenness, or mortification of EDWARD DELAFIELD, M. D. on Obslet the bones.

rics and the Diseases of Women and Cholera, is a purging and vomiting of Children. bile, with anxiety, painful gripings, with John B. Beck, M. D. on Materia Medspasms of the abdominal muscles and ica and Botany. calves of the legs.

The Trustees are assured that the sevChyme, the soft mass of food as it pass- eral courses of instruction will be full and es out of the stomach, from which the complete, and that the means of illustra. chyle is elaborated in the small intestines. tion will be ample. It is absorbed from the surface of the ali The students who have already attendmentary canal, and thence enters the ed Lectures in this Institution, are notified blood vessels.

that the changes which have taken. Colyloid, the cavity which receives the place in the College will not deprive head of the thighbone.

them of any privileges or facilities heretoEnemata, injections, clysters.

fore enjoyed, Femur, and os femoris, the thighbone. In conformity with the ordinances of Fistula, a long and sinuous ulcer; it is the Honorable the Regents, of the Unioften a narrow opening leading to a large versity, and the Laws of the State of cavity.

New-York, every Student is required to Gastric, pertaining to the stomach. The attend two full courses of all the Lectures gastric juice is a fluid separated from the delivered in the College, before he can be blood by the small exhaling arteries of admitted as a candidate for the Doctorthe stomach, and is poured into the cavi- ate; unless said Student shall have atty of this organ. It is the principal agent tended Lectures in this College prior to of digestion.

the Session of 1822-3, or shall have Hemoplysis, a spitting of blood. attended one entire course of Lectures Moza, several different preparations, all delivered in some incorporated Medical. of which are intended to be burnt on the School or University. skin, for some healing purpose.

The candidate must also have studied Pneumonia, inflammation of the lungs. three years with some respectable practiVariolated, inoculated with sinallpox. tioner of Medicine, and have arrived at

the age of 21 years. ADVERTISEMENTS.

In announcing the new organization of

the College and its first session in NovemVAPOR or SULPHUR BATH can

ber Dext, the Board of Trustees believe A be had at any proper hour of the sion and the Public will be fully realized,

that the high expectations of the Profes. day, at 3, Central Court. The proper and sustained by the distinguished repuhours are before breakfast, dinner, and tation and talents of the several Gentletea. The best time is between 11 and 2 o'clock.

men who have been appointed to fill the

respective professorships. UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF By order of the Board of Trustees, NEW-YORK,

JOHN WATTS, Jr. M. D., Pres.

NICOLL H. DERING,M. D., Kegist. THI THE Trustees have the satisfaction to announce that the Honorable the

ATHENEUM : Regents of the University have filled the OR, SPIRIT OF THE ENGLISH MAGAZINES. vacant Professorships in this Institution,

FOR NOVEMBER 1, and that the College will be opened on

UST published by John Cotton, 184 the first Monday of November next, by an Address from the President. The respec

CONTENTS.-On the superior Esceltive courses of Lectures in the following lence of Christianity, compared with order, viz.

other religious Systems—Time's Changes JOAN AUGUSTINE SMITH, M. D. on An

- The Last Coffin. From the Germanatomy and Physiology.

Gifts and Givers—Eur tace St. Valerie ALEXANDER H. STEVENS, M. D. on

Sketches of Paris in 1826-Next-door the Principles and Practice of Surgery. Neighbours--My Transmogrifications-JAMES F. DANA, M. D. on Chemistry. Astrology and Astrologers-Autobiography JOSEPH M. Smith, M. D. on the Theo. of Mansie Wauch, Tailor-Perplexities

ry and Praclice of Physic and Clinic of Portrait Painters-Varieties-Method cal Medicine.

of procuring good Yeast-&c.

COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS.

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thoscope, Dr. Jackson agreed with of April,) the body was me in the belief that the sound of mined.

External appearance respiration could be heard at the natural as to color; the whole upper part of the chest, and thinks body much emaciated ; abdomen it now probable that, at that time, very large and hard, and particu(viz. a fortnight before death,) larly protuberant on the left side. the upper part of the right lung The tumor on the right side very might have admitted air. It ap- distinct, pressing out the three peared to me that the sound of lower ribs, though without any respiration could be indistinctly appearance of pointing. Upon heard at the very lowest point of making an incision down over the the tumor, which led me to think sternum and linea alba, the inteit probable that the abscess might guments and muscles were found be below the diaphragm. Dr. J. exceedingly thin. On opening inhowever, concluded that the right to the abdomen, the liver appearthorax was the seat of the disease, ed to occupy almost the whole of though it could not be determined it; being forced out of its place whether the pus was formed in by pressure above the diaphragm, the substance of the lung, or be- which was observed to be protween the pleuras. He advised truded downwards quite into the to watch carefully for any ap- abdomen. The ribs of the right pearance of pointing externally, side were forced apart by the and if it should happen, that the distention from within, so that the abscess should be opened. muscular covering of the chest

The tumor extended so low was very thin, and accidentally, that it was evident the diaphragm while removing the integuments, was much pressed downwards, if it was touched by the knife, and indeed the tumor were not below immediately there followed a jet it. From this time, the little of purulent matter to the height patient began more evidently to of nearly a foot. The opening sink; his breathing became every was immediately enlarged, and day more and more laborious, and the body turned over, that the he was obliged to choose the se- remainder might be caught in a mi-erect position, inclining to the vessel ; and as nearly as we could right side ; until, for some days determine, about two quarts of a before his death, every power of thin greenish pus, filled with flohis system, both mental and cor. culi of coagulable lymph,were disporeal, was brought into requisi. charged. Upon minute examination to assist in respiration, so that tion, it was concluded that the for several days and nights he lungs were sound on both sides, could scarcely lose himself for a that the abscess was formed bemoment in sleep, without danger tween the pleuras, and that the of suffocation. He finally died, right lobe of the lungs was so enapparently from the continued and tirely compressed by it as to be increased pressure upon the bron- completely useless. The medias chiæ, renderiug it impossible for tinum was pressed considerably him to draw another breath. He towards the left side. The left retained his senses to the very last. lobe of the lungs appeared small,

Twenty hours after death, but healthy. (which took place on the 15th Boston, April, 1828.

Caries, rottenness, or mortification of EDWARD DELAFIELD, M. D. on Obslet the bones.

rics and the Diseases of Women and Cholera, is a purging and vomiting of Children. bile, with anxiety, painful gripings, with John B. Beck, M. D. on Materia Medspasms of the abdominal muscles and ica and Botany. calves of the legs.

The Trustees are assured that the sevChyme, the soft mass of food as it pass- eral courses of instruction will be full and es out of the stomach, from which the complete, and that the means of illustrachyle is elaborated in the small intestines. tion will be anfple. It is absorbed from the surface of the ali The students who have already attendmentary canal, and thence enters the ed Lectures in this Institution, are notified blood vessels.

that the changes which have taken. Colyloid, the cavity which receives the place in the College will not deprive head of the thighbone.

them of any privileges or facilities heretoEnemata, injections, clysters.

fore enjoyed, Femur, and os femoris, the thighbone. In conformity with the ordinances of Fistula, a long and sinuous ulcer; it is the Honorable the Regents, of the Unioften a narrow opening leading to a large versity, and the Laws of the State of cavity.

New-York, every Student is required to Gastric, pertaining to the stomach. The attend two full courses of all the Lectures gastric juice is a fluid separated from the delivered in the College, before he can be blood by the small exhaling arteries of admitted as a candidate for the Doctorthe stomach, and is poured into the cavi- ate ; unless said Student shall have atty of this organ. It is the principal agent tended Lectures in this College prior to of digestion.

the Session of 1822-3, or shall have Hemoptysis, a spitting of blood. attended one. entire course of Lectures Mora, several different preparations, all delivered in some incorporated Medical. of which are intended to be burnt on the School or University. skin, for some healing purpose.

The candidate must also have studied Pneumonia, inflammation of the lungs. three years with some respectable practi. Variolated, inoculated with sınallpox. tioner of Medicine, and have arrived at

the age of 21 years. ADVERTISEMENTS.

In announcing the new organization of

the College and its first session in NovemVAPOR or SULPHUR BATH can

ber Dext, the Board of Trustees believe A be had at any proper hour of the sion and the Public will be fully realized,

that the high expectations of the Profesday, at 3, Central Court. The proper and sustained by the distinguished repuhours are before breakfast, dinner, and tea. The best time is between 1i and tation and talents of the several Gentle2 o'clock.

men who have been appointed to fill the

respective professorships. UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF By order of the Board of Trustees, NEW-YORK,

JOHN WATTS, Jr. M. D., Pres. COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS. NICOLL H. DERING, M. D., Regist. THE_Trustees have the satisfaction to

ATHENEUM : Regents of the University have filled the OR, SPIRIT OF THE ENGLISH MAGAZINES. vacant Professorships in this Institution,

FOR NOVEMBER 1, and that the College will be opened on

UST published by John Cotton, 184 the first Monday of November next, by an Address from the President. The respec

CONTENTS.-On the superior Exceltive courses of Lectures in the following lence of Christianity, compared with order, viz.

other religious Systems—Time's Changes John AUGUSTINE SMITA, M. D. on An

-The Last Coffin. From the Germanatomy and Physiology.

Gifts and Givers-Eustace St. ValerieALEXANDER H. Stevens, M. D. on Sketches of Paris in 1826_-Next-door

the Principles and Practice of Surgery. Neighbours---My Transmogrifications-JAMES F. DANA, M. D. on Chemistry. Ast logy aud Astrologers-Autobiography JOSEPH M. Smith, M. D. on the Theo. of Mansie Wauch, Tailor-Perplexities

ry and Practice of Physic and Clini- of Portrait Painters-Varieties-Method cal Medicine.

of procuring good Yeast-&c.

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Published weekly, by John Cotton, at 184, Washington-St. corner of Franklin-St., to whom all communications must be addressed (post-paid).

-Price two dollars per annum, if paid in advance, but, if not paid within three months, two dollars and a half will be required, and this will, in no case, be deviated from.-Advertisements,$1 a square.

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