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bus hystericus, a disposition to gastric fever, it is not meant to fainting, and a weak tremulous infer that other remedies will not pulse. In persons more advanced afford effectual aid. In many in life, who take their daily al. cases indeed they are indispensalowance of wine, and use exercise ble. Leeches to the pit of the but sparingly, the decided evi- stomach are often a valuable dences of a flow of blood to the parative, and the stimulus of head, will probably manifest ether and of camphor is frequentthemselves.
ly required to support the system This may serve as a sketch under the exhausting effects of so of the prevailing malady of the powerful a medicine.. present month. No particular Disorders of the respiratory difficulties have been experienced organs have been very generally in the management of it. Where met with during the preceding the strength of the patient's habit month, but not more perhaps than was such as to admit of the ope- the season would, warrant us in ration of active remedies, the expecting. An English spring is union of calomel and antimony has proverbially variable, and the proved singularly serviceable. Meteorological Register for the The heightening of the effect of last month, as faithfully kept by particular drugs by combination Mr. Harris, will satisfy the readis a principle well known to phy- er that hitherto our climate has sicians, and admirably exempli- no disposition to improve in this fied in the instances of Dover's respect. Coughs, and asthmas, Powder, and Cathartic Extract. and spittings of blood are abunThe principle is equally well il- dant. There has been perhaps lustrated in the case of calomel less of the acute pleurisy than is and antimony. This union of two usual at this season, and the lanpowerful drugs supplies us with cet, therefore, has been less in an evacuant remedy of very ex- . requisition ; but to compensate tensive operation, influencing in- this, leeches and cuppingglasses deed the whole series of the na- have been largely resorted to, tural functions ; and it will be and the benefits which they confound highly efficacious in all fer will bear out the pathologist those cases of fever which are of in all his speculations concerning fortuitous origin. Within four or local congestion, and_irregular five hours after being received in- distributions of blood. Few practo the circulation, its influence titioners perhaps have sufficiently will become apparent. The liver turned their attention to that cuis perhaps the first to feel it, and rious doctrine in physic, the limitthe biliary ducts are emulged. If ation of diseased action in interthe stomach be at all irritable, nal organs, a doctrine than which vomiting now takes place. In a we know none admitting of a short time afterwards the bowels wider or more practical appliare relieved. A second dose, cation. administered the following day, Among contagious and epidemic will in many cases complete the diseases, hoopingcough has been cure, by further relaxing the skin the most generally diffused. The and the kidneys. By assuming reporter has himself met with this as the basis of treatment in many instances of it in children ;
and he has heard from others of cannot be too much diffused or regrown up persons who have lately spected in our literary institutions. passed through it with no inconsi
" In his Introductory Lecture, derable degree of severity. One of those cases, which fell under which is written in a chaste aná his own care, was extremely vio- correct style, Dr. Roget exhibits lent, and affords a fine illustration a general view of the organs and of the varied dangers to which functions of the animal body, and the little sufferer in this disease illustrates in an interesting manis too often exposed. Permanent ner the importance of the science difficulty of breathing was the of physiology. Sometime hence first untoward symptom, and the it will not be believed, that in congestion of the lungs was with the present day it should have difficulty restrained. The brain been necessary to insist on the suffered next, and an attack of usefulness of this study, especialconvulsions was sufficient to cre- ly to the medical student, and ate alarm. This danger was
that its utility should have been scarcely obviated, when hectic so little felt, that till the Autumn fever developed itself, under the of 1826, there should not have daily attacks of which the child is been a single medical school in now suffering and wasting. The England, perhaps with one excepcough still continues, and will tion, in which even an attempt probably yield only to the genial was made to exhibit a general influence of time. The favorite
The favorite view of the science. In the Unispecific of the present day is well versity of London, it would apknown to be a combination of car: pear, physiology is to form a sebonate of soda and cochineal pow. parate branch of instruction. We der. Its real influence is very would take leave to suggest that small, and probably on a par with the lectures delivered from this that of the once vaunted, but now
chair should not be framed with forgotten, remedies of a former a view to medical pupils excluage, tincture of castor and pare- sively, but should be adapted to goric elixir
the general student. Without GEORGE GREGORY, M. D.
doubt all the facts of the science, May 24, 1827.
and all the principles deducible We subjoin one quere only. Is
from a comparison of these facts it useful, or rational, or necessary general student, just as easily as
might be communicated to the practice, to carry one remedy so far to him who is to devote himself as to require another to support the to a particular profession. We system under its exhausting effects ? feel satisfied that to the candid
and enlightened men to whom the At the close of the Review of an regulation of this matter is inexcellent lecture on human and com. trusted, it cannot be necessary to parative Physiology by Dr. Roget, would result to the community by
point out the advantage which at the new medical school in Alders- the general communication of ingate Street, London, published in the struction of this kind. IndependWestminster Review of April last, ently of the new world of knoware the following remarks, which ledge which it would open to the
mind, than which there is none in ten by a rattlesnake, to take a botits own nature more interesting, tle, put a little whiskey into it, or the practical, we may even hold it to the fire till it becomes say the moral, influence of which filled with the vapor of the spirit, would be more truly valuable, and then apply the mouth of the the admission of this science into bottle to the wound. As the bottle the general course of instruction, cools the vapor condenses, a partial as a regular and necessary part vacuum is formed, and the effect of it, would operate most benefi- of a cuppingglass is produced. How cially on the medical profession far we are justified in referring the itself
, were it only that it would recovery in Mr. P.'s case to the enable the educated part of the effects of the cuppingglass, we leave community to detect professional it to our readers to decide ; but the ignorance, and to appreciate pro- experiments of Mr. Barry, which fessional merit.
have been repeated and extended
with the most satisfactory results, TREATMENT OF THE BITE OF THE by Messrs. Orfila, Adelon, and La
ennec, the committee appointed for Mr. Porry reports the following this purpose by the Royal Academy case to the Royal Academy of Pa- of Medicine of Paris, and also the ris, in which the cuppingglasses experiments of Messrs. Breschet were successfully applied. A man, and Edwards, would justify us in aged 45, was bitten in the right anticipating the most pleasing conhand by a viper. In two hours the sequences from their use. — Phil. whole arm was painful, tumefied, Journ. of the Med. and Phys. Sci. and benumbed ; the temperature of the body was lowered, and the cir- A new method of separating the culation retarded ; the pulsation of Placenta from the Uterus in cases the radial arteries and of the caro of profuse Hemorrhage after tids, could not be perceived ; nau Parturition. sea, vomiting, and involuntary stools An Italian physician has practised succeeded, with enormous tume- the following process with uniform faction of the face. The wounds success. Having left the vein of of the hand were laid open, and the umbilical cord to itself for a cuppingglass applied for half sometime, that it may discharge an hour ; some serous fluid flow- itself of the blood which it coned from the wound, with which tains, and having deprived it of
cat was inoculated without this fluid as perfectly as possible any bad effects.
The symp- by artificial means, he injects toms gradually abated. The next through it into the uterus, with day, the supervention of phlegmo- a certain degree of force, a quannous erysipelas being apprehended, tity of water acidulated with viforty leeches were applied ; and negar.
Either the sudden imthe patient recovered. -Nouv. Bic pression made on the placental blioth, Med.
tissue by the injected fluid, or the The practice of sucking wounds sensation of cold which is at the is, as every one knows, very an- instant communicated to the vascient. In certain parts of our cular structure which unites it to country, it is a very common prac- the uterus, causes a separation tice, when any person has been bit, always to take place, without be
ing under the necessity of introducing the hand into the uterus. In case the first injection does not An Extract of a Letter from Dr. succeed, he repeats it a second BARTLETT, of Providence R. I., and a third time, always taking who is now in Paris, to Dr. J. care to let the previously inject D. Fisher, of this City. ed Aaid pass out of the vessels I BELIEVE I spoke in my last before he repeats the operation letter to you of a supposed case -Repertorio di Med. etc. Tori- of aneurism of the common carono Maggio, 1826.
tid at La Pitié. Lisfranc gave
several clinical lectures on the COLD WATER IN POISONING BY case, and insisted especially on OPIUM.
the difficulty with which, in many Proofs of the efficacy of this instances, aneurisms were distinpractice are multiplying on us. guished from 'tumeurs érectiles' We have lately perused the history or fungus hæmatodes. He carof a case in which Dr. P. B. Wil ried the patient, who was a fecox, of Kentucky, resorted to it, male, to the meeting of the Acawith complete success. The pa- demy of Medicine, and requested tient was an infant, seven weeks and obtained the opinion of a conold. It had been in a deep sleep siderable number of his profesfor eight hours; and was affected sional brethren. He had had suswith violent convulsions, laborious picions that the trunk of the arrespiration and suspended degluti- tery was diseased and dilated, and tion. After continuing the affusion feared it might be necessary to of cold water for fifteen minutes, tie the innominata. It was deall the symptoms were greatly re- cided by the members of the acalieved, the convulsions ceased to demy who examined it, that the recur, and the ability to swallow case was one of aneurism, and was restored. An emetic and ca- that probably the trunk of the thartic completed the cure.-West- artery was sound. In regard to ern Med. and Phys. Journal. the latter consideration, he said
immediately before the operation, WILD HEMLOCK.
he should govern himself by the The Worcester papers an- circumstances; and if, on arriving nounce the death of a child of at the artery, he found it disMr. Lewis Moore, aged 7 years, eased, he should go down and tie of Sudbury, in consequence of the innominata. The operation eating the seeds of the wid hem- was performed some fifteen days lock, which he mistook for cara- ago, the artery found and tied way seed.--The above plant, the with facility, and the patient Cicuta Maculata of Bigelow, is suffered but little. Lisfranc had said to be probably the most dan- always expressed his fears of a gerous of our poisonous vegeta- hemorrhage, on the ligature's combles, and growing in all parts of ing away.
Three or four days New England, and sometimes by since, there was a hemorrhage the road side, it has occasioned indeed, and the patient died. An various instances of speedy death examination was made, and there on children who have unwarily was no aneurism at all. It was a eaten the seeds or the root. fungus hæmatodes. The ligature
bad not come away, but the ar The volume when published will tery had ruptured immediately contain about 200 pages, in octavo, below. It was a striking illus- and will be accompanied by eight tration of the text on which the sur- copperplate engravings, illustrative geon had so emphatically dwelt, of the subject. and engraved by an --the difficulty in many cases of artist long and familiarly acquaintpronouncing with certainty on the ed with gymnastic exercises. The pature of the disease.
price of the work to subscribers “M. Lisfranc succeeded so will be $ 1,75. well in his last nosemanufacture, that he intends, in a few days, ed in the principles, practice and ef
A literary friend who is well skillmaking another attempt." New England Med. Journal. fects of gymnastic training, observes
on this subject :-Simeon Butler, of Northampton, " The spreading of gymnastic proposes to publish by subscription, exercises in this country seems to a Treatise on Gymnastics, taken require the speedy publication of chiefly from the German of F. L. a common standard work, accordJahn.
ing to which these exercises may It is desirable that there should everywhere be conducted. Το be within the reach of the public, meet this apparent want of our a short and comprehensive work on gymnastic institutions, no work the subject of Gymnastics, a work seems to be so well calculated as suited to gratify the curiosity of that of Jahn, whose eminent merits the general reader, and to furnish in this department have deservedly the details necessary for the proper procured him the name of the fa. conducting of a gymnasium. Of ther of the gymnastic art. His many German authors that have work has, since its first publication, written on this department of edu- served as a common textbook in cation, no one has treated of it with every German gymnasium. The more knowledge or practical zeal, gymnasiums in England and in this or after more successful experience country have been established and than Jahn.
conducted according to the same His treatise is acknowledged to standard. Jahn's book excels all have the strongest claim to origi- other treatises on gymnastics I nality and thoroughness in explain- know, by the systematic arrange, ing the science, which he contri- ment of the different exercises, and buted essentially to revive. Such the practical description of each of additions will be made to the origi- them. The work of Dr. Beck nal, as have been suggested by re- contains all that is important in cent experience.
Jahn, together with later improveThe work will be prepared for ments, and a number of engravings, the press by Dr. CHARLES Beck, drawn and executed by a skilful of Northampton. As he was for- German artist who is at present merly a pupil of the author, there connected with the school on Round is a sufficient guarantee, that the Hill. The usefulness of such entranslation will be executed with gravings, which represent the most fidelity, and that the additions which important exercises, is evident, will be made, will be in the spirit particularly for those who wish to and tone of the original treatise, acquaint themselves with gymnas