A popular treatise on the remedies to be employed in cases of poisoning and apparent death, tr. by W. Price

 
9781236618184: A popular treatise on the remedies to be employed in cases of poisoning and apparent death, tr. by W. Price
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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. 1818 edition. Excerpt: ...great a quantity of snuff. The dangerous effects of this substance, when applied upon wounds, are known to every one who has observed them with attention. Introduced into the stomach, tobacco purges, excites vomiting, tremblings, convulsions, and may even occasion death, as is proved by the instance of the celebrated Santeuil.--Treatment, see § 72. Bella donna. The deadly night-shade is a very energetic poison; its fruit, when ripe, resembles the black grape, for which it has often been taken, producing the most disastrous results. It is distinguished from the grape by being divided into two parts internally, whilst the grape has only one. This poison is one of those which frequently occasion a chearful delirium, accompanied with a simple smile. Datura Stramonium. The stramonium is very poisonous; a decoction of the fruit or I hare seen one instance of death produced by a decoction of a drachm of this substance giyen in clyster, in a case-of strangulated hernia. Note by the Translator. F2 seeds of this plant, taken internally, has been known to produce the most furious delirium, convulsions, palsy, tremblings, and even death. Purple Fox-glove. The powder of fox-glove, its watery and resinous extracts, and its tincture, are energetic poisons, even when applied to wounds. These preparations give rise to abundant vomitings, which are soon followed by great depression and death, if the assistance be not administered, of which we have spoken § 12. Nerion Oleander. It is perfectly proved that the rose-bay introduced into the stomach, or applied upon wounds, is poisonous to man, horses, sheep, dogs, &c. It is even said that an individual died from having been shut up in a chamber to sleep where there were flowers of this plant. This poison...

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