Canada Lancet, Volume 18

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Lancet Publishing Company, 1886

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Page 130 - ... to establish a defence on the ground of insanity, it must be clearly proved that, at the time of the committing of the act, the party accused was labouring under such a defect of reason, from disease of the mind, as not to know the nature and quality of the act he was doing; or, if he did know it, that he did not know he was doing what was wrong.
Page 149 - ... often disappear under its administration. 2. Cimicifuga has a positive antispasmodic effect upon the parturient woman. The neuralgic cramps, and irregular pains of the first stage of labor are ameliorated, and often altogether abolished. In fact during the first indiscriminate use of the drug in all cases, I had the mortification, with a few women, of terminating the labor so precipitately, and without prodromic symptoms, as to be unable to reach the bedside before the birth.
Page 376 - ... disappear in a few hours, under the influence of fomentations with hot water and carbonate of ammonia. He uses an ounce of the carbonate in a pint of water, and when solution is accomplished the temperature of the fluid will be hardly too high for fomentation to be commenced, with cloths dipped in the liquid. He applies them for from half an hour to two hours, at the same time protecting the nipples.
Page 148 - As to the modus operand! we have nothing more definite than a theory to offer, and that is that the vapor being absorbed through the skin produces a sedative effect upon the superficial nerves of the part to which it is applied. We know by experiment that its influence is not due to its power as a counter-irritant.
Page 87 - Monday ; if he be vaccinated as late as on the following Wednesday, the vaccination will be in time to prevent Small-pox being developed ; if it be put off until Thursday, the Small-pox will appear, but will be modified; if the vaccination be delayed until Friday, it will be of no use, it will not have had time to reach the stage of areola, the index of safety, before the illness of Small-pox begins : this we have seen over and over again, and know it to be the exact state of the question.
Page 212 - The dose of salicin is from ten to thirty grains every two, three, or four hours, according to the severity of the case.
Page 362 - Statistics show about the same proportion of deaf mutes, idiots and insane persons descendent from consanguineous marriages to the whole number of these unfortunates as the number of consanguineous marriages is to the whole number of marriages. They show fertility among the consanguineous to be slightly greater than among non-consanguineous. They also show a somewhat greater frequency of retinitis pigmentosa. 8. Atavism explains fully the fact that in some instances healthy consanguineous parents...
Page 127 - Containing Calendar, List of Poisons and Antidotes, Dose Tables rewritten in accordance with the Sixth Revision of the US Pharmacopoeia, Marshall Hall's Ready Method in Asphyxia, Lists of New Remedies, Sylvester's Method for Producing Artificial Respiration, with Illustrations ; Diagram for Diagnosing Diseases of Heart and Lungs ; a new Table for Calculating the Period of Utero-Gestation, etc.
Page 50 - He remarks that it is a dangerous drug to put into the hands of an inexperienced person, and as we have so many other useful remedies for this affection, he thinks it wise to avoid the use of corrosive sublimate.

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