A Popular Cyclopedia of Modern Domestic Medicine ...

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Gates, Stedman, 1849 - 855 Seiten
 

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Seite 593 - The smallpox, so fatal and so general amongst us, is here entirely harmless by the invention of ingrafting, which is the term they give it. There is a set of old women who make it their business to perform the operation every autumn, in the month of September, when the great heat is abated. People send to one another to know if any of their family has a mind to have the smallpox ; they make parties for this purpose, and when they are met (commonly fifteen or sixteen together), the old woman comes...
Seite 135 - I beseech all persons who shall read this work not to degrade themselves to a level with the brutes, or the rabble, by gratifying their sloth, or by eating and drinking promiscuously whatever pleases their palates, or by indulging their appetites of every kind. But whether they understand physic or not, let them consult their reason, and observe what agrees, and what does not agree with them, that, like wise men, they may adhere to the use of such things as conduce to their health, and forbear...
Seite 593 - French ambassador says, pleasantly, that they take the small-pox here by way of diversion, as they take the waters in other countries. There is no example of any one that has died in it; and you may believe I am well satisfied of the safety of this experiment, since I intend to try it on my dear little son.
Seite 804 - Boil the ginger in three gallons of the water for half an hour; then add the sugar, the juice, and the honey, with the remainder of the water, and strain through a cloth. When cold, add the white of an egg, and half an ounce (fluid) of essence of lemon ; after standing four days, bottle. This yields a very superior beverage, and one which will keep for many months.
Seite 576 - Invari^bly, in the course of a few minutes, the pulse has been diminished in frequency, the thirst has abated, the tongue has become moist, a general free perspiration has broken forth, the skin has become soft and cool, and the eyes have brightened ; and these indications of relief have been speedily followed by a calm and refreshing sleep.
Seite 576 - I have had the satisfaction, in numerous instances, of witnessing the immediate improvement of the symptoms, and the rapid change in the countenance of the patient, produced by washing the skin. Invariably, in the course of a few minutes, the pulse has been diminished in frequency, the thirst has...
Seite 104 - Cut a pound of lean gravy meat into thin slices ; put it into a quart and half a pint of cold water ; set it over a very gentle •fire, where it will become gradually warm ; when the scum rises, let it continue simmering gently for about an hour ; then strain it through a fine sieve or a napkin ; let it stand ten minutes to settle, and then pour off the clear tea.
Seite 472 - The methods by which I preserve my own health, are temperance, early rising, and sponging the body every morning with cold water, immediately...
Seite 193 - The constant application of the eyes to minute objects gradually enfeebles these organs. The standing posture long maintained here, as well as in other occupations, tends to injure the digestive organs. Some printers complain of disorder of the stomach and head; and few appear to enjoy full health. Consumption is frequent. We can scarcely find or hear of any compositor above the age of fifty.
Seite 234 - When persons happen to be overtaken by a thunder storm, although they may not be terrified by lightning, yet they naturally wish for shelter from the rain which usually attends it, and therefore, if no house be at hand, generally take refuge under the nearest tree they can find. But in doing this, they unknowingly expose themselves to a double danger : first, because, their clothes being thus kept dry, their bodies are rendered more 'liable to injury, the lightning often passing...

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