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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861 Excerpt: ...Hence that it may be withdrawn by suction as with cupping instruments, poultices and plasters--that it may be abstracted hy venesection and scarification--that it may be driven out with the perspiration by diaphoretics internal and external, general and topical--that it may be hushed by sedatives within and without,--and lastly that a healthy equilibrium may be restored by medicines which have the power to invite or drive the sin plus clement to parts of the system that suffer from the want of.it. If the disease be one which they suppose to arise from a deficiency of wind, they will try to raise a breeze by the appropriate medicines, or by dietetic means. Is there singing in the cars with giddiness? They suppose it to arise from a deficiency of wind blowing upward to the brain. The upper part of the skull becomes consequently too great a vacuum. The approved mode of treatment of such emptiness of the brain is, to fill the stomach with food to high intensity, and then lay the patient down to sleep, after which, it is said, he will awake quite well. Is the disease one of a superabundance of caloric, e. g. in all cutaneous eruptions with fever? They pour on water externally and employ a great variety of medicated affusious of a cooling nature. Is the fire more internal, they employ the internal refrigerating plan of treatment. Is the complaint one caused by the want of heat? They will of course adopt the opposite course. Is it from the presence of too much water? They endeavor to drain it oil by drastic cathartics. I it from too great a prciloniinnncp of tho solids or earth? They will try to render the system more plastic by fluids. This much must suffice for the Siamese Theory of medicine. Man) more of their dogmas, that would be interesting to lovers of tho ...

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