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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. 1908 Excerpt: ... is that many remedies of various sorts have been employed under the directions of various physicians, and that some degree of relief has usually been experienced as each new remedy has been tried, but that the relief was only temporary, and that a condition has finally been reached in which no remedy available affords appreciable relief, and the attending physician has expressed the opinion that more thoroughgoing and radical measures must be employed. A case illustrating this point was that of a chronic neurasthenic sent by a professor of materia medica in the medical department of a university. In his letter of introduction the Doctor said, "I have had this patient under treatment for the last nine years; I have given him nearly every tonic in the materia medica. He has steadily gotten worse. I am sending him to you for you to give him the benefit of physiologic stimulation." Under the influence of tonic baths, massage, and a properly regulated dietary, this patient recovered rapidly and was able to return to his business. Most chronic ailments being due to wrong habits or unwholesome conditions of life, no cure can be permanent which does not correct these habits and conditions. Palliative drugs afford temporary relief, but they cannot cure. A permanent cure requires a change in the patient, a regeneration of tissue, constitutional reconstruction, such as can be secured in no other way than by the application of the physiologic method. A change of climate or of occupation is sometimes temporarily sufficient, but more often the patient requires the advantage of measures which powerfully influence metabolism, which encourage hematogenesis and leucocytosis, which increase the alkalinity of the blood and assist blood movement. Blood-Building. &quo...
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