Quarterly Homeopathic Journal, Volume 2

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O. Clapp, 1850

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Page 273 - It would be out of place here to enter into the details of the correspondence which followed.
Page 347 - If, in a case of chronic disease, a medicine be given, whose direct primary action corresponds to the disease, the indirect secondary action is sometimes exactly the state of body sought to be brough about; but sometimes, (especially when a wrong dose has been given) there occurs in the secondary action a derangement for some hours, seldom days.
Page 515 - IV to cause some chronic cutaneous disease (at least, desquamation of the skin). This tendency renders it an efficacious remedy in the hands of the Indian physician, in that frightful skin disease, elephantiasis. Would it not also be serviceable in pellagra?* If it be truly (as is confidently affirmed) of service in hydrophobia, it must act by virtue of its power to diminish (the influence of the nerves on) the attraction of the parts of the muscular fibre and its tone, as also the sensibility of...
Page 274 - Harvey for that which he achieved, greatly unfitted him for such excellence in practice as Sydenham attained. He belonged to the science more than to the art. His friend Aubrey says of him, that " though all his profession would allow him to be an excellent anatomist, I have never heard of any who admired his therapeutic way.
Page 106 - I beheld, with sorrow, one wide waste of putrefying vegetation. In many places the wretched people were seated on the fences of their decaying gardens, wringing their hands, and wailing bitterly the destruction that had left them foodless.
Page 213 - To mention only one circumstance, a teaspoonful of concentrated cherrylaurel-water will most certainly kill a rabbit, when taken into the stomach, whereas, if injected into the jugular vein, it causes no change, the animal remains lively and well. But at all events, some will say, the administration of drugs to animals by the mouth will furnish some certain results respecting their medicinal action.
Page 341 - In acute diseases, which, if we remove the obstacles to recovery for but a few days, nature will herself generally conquer, or, if we cannot do so, succumb; in acute diseases, I repeat, this application of remedies is proper, to the purpose, and sufficient, as long as we do not possess the above-mentioned philosopher's stone (the knowledge of the fundamental cause of each disease, and the means of its removal,) or as long as we have no rapidly-acting specific, which would extinguish the variolous...
Page 214 - ... action on the motions of the limbs, variations of temperature, evacuations upwards and downwards, and the like, but never anything connected or decisive, that may influence our conclusions with regard to the proper curative virtues of the agent on the human subject. For this, such experiments are too obscure, too rude, and, if I may be allowed the expression, too awkward.
Page 422 - Edwards, for the able, courteous and impartial manner in which he had presided over the deliberations of the Convention.
Page 363 - CODtractility of the muscles, and cause convulsions, and then again in its secondary action to diminish to an excessive degree the contractility of the muscles, shows such a resemblance to epilepsy, that from this very circumstance we must have inferred that it would heal this disease, had not experience already demonstrated it. As it excites, besides vertigo, anxiety, and febrile rigor, a kind of delirium consisting in...

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