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Dr Schneider, of Fulda, makes use Citizens of Maine in indigent circumof the croton oil externally, as a pur. stances may have surgical operations pergative. This mode of exhibition is the vicinity of the College during the

formed, free of expense, if brought into very suitable to the cases of children Course. -As a reduction in the price of who will not take medicine. He boarding is an object of importance to mamixes four drops of croton oil with ny, arrangements have been maue, which, one ounce of oil of walnut ; a part of it is hoped, may effect this object to a

considerable extent. this mixture is rubbed four times daily on the abdomen, especially

Brunswick, September 26, 1826. over the region of the stomach. Eve

BREWER & BROTHERS. ry time after the use of this mixture, some evacuations would follow, and Thunderpante e firma bire BARTLETT & often also the evacuation of worms.

BREWER, Druggists, was dissolved on the

31st ult. In the Journal of Hufeland it is SAMUEL N. BREWER, the junior partstated that the first who introduced ner, having succeeded to the business, has the inoculation of the smallpox into associated himself with his brothers, NaEurope, was' Immanuel Timonis, a

THANIEL BREWER, M.D.--and WILLIAM

A. BREWER, who has been six years in Greek physician of Constantinople. the store. They will continue the busiHe communicated this art, in the ness of Druggists and Apothecaries, at the year 1713, to the universities of Ox. old stand, Sign of the Good Samaritan, ford and Padua, of which he was

No. 92, Wahington Street, under the firm

of SAMUEL N. BREWER & BROTH. elected a member.

ERS, and promising every possible atten

tion to their business, respectfully solicit When no Dictionary appears, the patronage.

SAMUEL N. BREWER, reader is desired to suppose that it

NATHANIEL BREWER, is because there is nothing to make

WILLIAM A. BREWER. one of.

Boston, January 1, 1827.

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NOTICE.

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College, will commence on Tuesday, feels confident that he can now render the 20th day of February, 1827.

suitable atteution to all classes and char. Theory and Practice of Physic by Dan. acters of this description. He has devoted IEL OLIVER, M. D. Professor of the same for ten yeas past, much of his time and department at Hanover, N, H.

study to this part of medical science, Anatomy and Surgery by J. D. WELLS, -and his past success induces him to con M. D.

tinue his attention to this branch of meMidwifery by J. M'KEAN, M. D. dical practice.

Chemistry and Materia Medica by P. The beauty of the natural scenery of CLEAVELAND, M. D.

this place, the salubrity of the atmosphere The Anatomical Cabinet is very valua

and the purity of the water, are equal to ble and extensive.

any in the State.-Thus the place is very The Library is one of the best Medical favorable to all kinds of exercise, which Libraries in New England; and is every is a very important aid in the treatment year enriched by new works, both foreign of diseases affecting the mind. and domestic.

He will, as formerly, accommodate Every person becoming a member of and attend to the wants and calls of other this Institution, is required to present sat- patients, and to surgical operations. isfactory evidence, that he possesses a NEHEMIAH CUTTER, M. D. good moral character.

Pepperell, Ms. Jan. 8, 1827.

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MEDICAL INTELLIGENCER.

JOHN G. COFFIN, M. D., EDITOR.

THE BEST PART OF THE MEDICAL ART, IS THE ART OF AVOIDING PAIN.

VOL. IV.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1827.

NO, 38.

any relief.

TIC DOULOUREUX. pure potash paste was introThe celebrated Prussian duced.

In about three quarphysician, Dr. Hufeland, has ters of an hour this was reIately published the following moved, and the part poulticed case of this distressing mala- till the eschar had separated, dy, which was cured by an is- when a pea was introduced sue, after the whole class of into the ulcer, to keep up a narcotics, blisters, metallic ox- discharge. Three days after ydes, &c, had failed to afford the application of the caustic,

a violent paroxysm of pain oc“ Madame N. had, during cured, during which the pathree years, suffered, at cer- tient was so unmanageable, tain intervals, violent attacks that she tore off the dressiugs, of tic douloureux. At first, so that it became necessary to the disease returned only keep up the discharge, by apmonthly; but in the course of plying powdered mezereon to the last year it recurred vio- the surface. Only two mild lently every week. The par- paroxysms, continuing about oxysms, without any premoni- half a minute, occurred during tory symptom, commenced in a fortnight, and afterwards the right half of the lower only a very mild attack, conjaw, and extended up the right tinuing about a quarter of a side of the face. The pain minute, when the weather is increased in intensity, and the damp or rainy, which is about paroxysm sometimes continued every three or four months. twelve hours before it began 6 I cannot allow," says Dr. to decrease. The caustic was Hufeland, “ this opportunity applied between the angle of to pass, without observing, that the lower jaw and mastoid I have many times found counprocess of the temporal bone ter-irritants and issues, applied of the right side, in the usual in the space which lies beway, namely, an adhesive plas- tween the flap of the ear and ter, with an opening of about mastoid process, to prove more half the size of a sixpence, was beneficial in cases of pains in placed over the part, and the the ear, teeth, and head, and

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chronic inflammation of the situation, attachments, insereyes, than large ones in the tions, &c. of the muscles, which neck or temples.” “In cases were demonstrated at lecture, of tic douloureux, which have but also their names; the latresisted the remedies that ter of which is rarely retainhave proved most successful, ed during the first course of as the carbonate of iron, tinc- attendance. To practitioners ture or extract of belladonna, in the country it will prove no Prussic acid, hemlock, the sul- less useful, not only to keep phate of quinine, and acupunc- up their knowledge of anatoturation, the caustic, as recom- my, but for reference in cases mended by Dr. Hufeland, is of particular accidents, in which certainly worth a trial.-Ga- it may be necessary to apply zette of Health.

a ligature to a trunk or branch of an artery, lying under or

between a muscle, and to perMr. T'uson has published a form any other operation. We second part of his very valua- are glad to observe a Suppleble work, entitled, “A new ment to this work announced, and improved System of Myo- by Mr. Tuson's respectable logy," description, &c. of the publishers, Messrs. Callow and muscles, illustrated with plates, Wilson, which is to embrace on a peculiar construction. The a representation of the artefirst part of this laborious and ries, veins, nerves, lymphatics, most praiseworthy undertak-, the viscera of the chest and ing, we have noticed in our abdomen, the brain, the ear, number for January. The se- and the eye, on the same nocond part, now before us, con- vel plan. In this volume Mr. tains a representation of the Tuson purposes to describe anterior and posterior muscles the circulation of the blood in of the arm and hand, in layers; the fetus, the secretions of the so that on raising the first lay- bile, urine, &c.; the articulaer, the muscles which lie un- tions of the bones, &c. &c. der it are exposed in their na The colored representations tural situations, that is, exhi- of the muscles so nearly apbiting their attachments, inser- proximate nature, that we retions, &c. To pupils who are commend them to anatomical attending anatomical lectures, students in preference to the this work is a most valuable uncolored ones. They are, in acquisition, as a book of re- fact, such close imitations of ference on their return from nature, as to appear like the a lecture, not only to impress parts in miniature, most careon their minds the shape, the fully dissected by the subde

LETTUCE.

monstrator, for the use of his A GENERAL PRESCRIPTION. master, the lecturer.-Ibid. The following is a transla

tion of Mr. Abernethy's gene

ral prescription for improving A Dr. François having giv- the general health, and thereen the inspissated white juice by curing or suspending the of the garden lettuce, termed, progress of chronic disease, in by Dr. Duncan, Senior, Lactu- any part of the body, except carium, an extensive trial

, in a syphilitic affections, when he variety of irritative affections, prescribes the blue pill, in ascribes to it the power of al- doses to affect the mouth. laying pain, of producing sleep, Take of Epsom Salt

, four drachms ; diminishing the action of the Manna, two drachms; heart, and of repressing inordi

Compound Infusion of Sen

na, six ounces ; nate heat, without the unplea Compound Tincture of Sensant sequels of opium. The

na, two ounces; composition recommended by

Spearmint water, one ounce;

Distilled water, two ounces; Dr. Duncan, Senior, under the name of Lettuce Lozenge, has first thing in the morning.

One tablespoonful to be taken the certainly proved more benefi- Take of Blue Pill, half a drachm. cial in cases of catarrhal and To be divided into ten pills, one winter coughs, than any reme- to be taken every other night. dy we have seen or known With this prescription Mr. employed in these complaints. A. generally gives the followIt speedily allays irritation in ing memorandum, on another the membrane lining the wind- piece of paper, which is genepipe and bronchial tubes, pro- rally taken to an apothecary motes expectoration, abates or chemist with the prescrip fever, increases the secretion tion :-“ The First Part of of the skin, and, at the same Abernethy's Surgical Obsertime, does not, like opium, con- vations, from Longman and stipate the bowels, or disorder Co.” N. B. page 73. the head.

A Dr. Thorle states, that he has found the extract of MR. EDITOR-lo a short notice of the strong, or opiumscented a late instance of the fatal effects of lettuce, lactuca virosa, in con- burning charcoal, inserted in your junction with foxglove, very account of the principles on which

last paper, I promised to give some beneficial in cases of effusion these effects depend. These, though of serum in the chest. This familiar to every chemist, do not apcomposition acts powerfully on pear to be well understood by the the "kidneys, and apparently that they should be as much so as on the absorbent system. the nature of the case admits; for if

From the Boston Gazette.
* CARBONIC ACID GAS.

be easy.

the general theory is known, the ap- out water. But as the water, ia the plication of it to particular cases will latter case, contributes potbing to

the excitement produced by a glass The individual whose death was of spirit and water, so the nitrogen alluded to in the former notice, was of the air does nothing towards the perfectly aware that ibe use of char- peculiar change in the living system coal, such as is purchased from the produced by oxygen—it merely dicarts, was dangerous in a close apart- lutes and prevents its effects from ment; but not having any notice of going too far. the fact, that every common article of This oxygen, or vital part, is just fuel produced the same deleterious as necessary to the combustion, or air, she used coals from the hearth burning of fuel, as it is to the life of without scruple, for the purpose of an individual; deither can go on withwarming such an apartment: and, out it. If you enclose therefore a from the remarks which I have man and a Philadelphia furnace of heard since, I am inclined to think charcoal in a tight room, they will that a very large proportion of the both use the oxygen, and the man inbabitants of this city are liable to will at length die, and the fire go make a similar mistake; a mistake out; but the map will die first, for which could pot be made by any one the fire will go on so long as there who, going beyond the fact that is any oxygen to be bad, but the charcoal was dangerous in certain process of breathing will stop before circumstances, bad learned further all the oxygen in the room is gone, why it was daogerous.

for reasons of which it is not necesI bope, therefore, that your read- sary to go into the details. ers will not be discouraged by the Now it is quite unimportant, in prospect of a chemical discussion, this point of view, of what material or the sound of chemical terms, from the fire is made. It may

be coal, endeavoring to get a clear idea of or wood, or even oil, an Argand the processes which take place io an lamp for instance, and if the room is operation so important to mankind, perfectly tight the effect will be the in many poiots of view, as that of same. combustion, or burning.

But it will be perceived that by la order to make these intelligi- this operation a quarter part of the ble, it is necessary to premise, that air is destroyed, and if neither the the air which we breathe is not a fire nor the man returned anythiog simple and indivisible fluid, but real. for the oxygen they received, a sort ly consists of two parts, of which one of vacuum, to speak familiarly, or only is the proper support of life. space, would be made, and accordThis is called by chemists oxygen ingly if there are any considerable gas, or vital air.-Any given quan- crevices, fresh air will rush in with tity, as for instance a hogshead full great force to supply the deficiency of common air, is composed of one --and, as rooms are commonly conpart of this vital air and three parts structed, a large quantity would gain of another, called nitrogen, which entrance into the apartment and supdoes not support life. lo other ply fresh oxygen. words, only one quarter of the air The truth, however, is, that both contained in the hogshead, or a room, the fire and the man do return someis the vital air. The other three thing for the oxygen which they requarters serve only to dilute the vi- ceive, or rather they return the tal portion, which, to use a familiar same oxygen mixed with another expression, is too strong to be breath- substance. This is in fact all the ed alone, just as high wine, or alco- use they make of the oxygen, namehol, is too strong to be drunk with ly, to mix it with a portion of their

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