The medical guide, for tropical climates; particularly the British settlements in the East and West Indies, and the coast of Africa containing ample . these climates, and also on the voyage outwar

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Sinopsis: 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. 1814 Excerpt: ...chilling land winds checking the perspiration as the evening sets in. Though always violent under proper treatment, it is seldom fatal. The leading symptoms are a vomiting and purging of bilious matter, accompanied with much pain of stomach, and spasms in different parts of the body. In the progress great thirst prevails, cold sweats come on, the pulse is small and irregular, and faintings, coldness of the extremities, and hiccup, are the concluding attendants of this malady. Excessive heat stimulating the liver to an increased exercise of its functions, is the prevailing cause of the disease, aided by an obstructed perspiration for the time. The first step in the cure is to weaken the prer vailing source of irritation or accumulated bile in the stomach and bowels by dilating it, For that purpose large draug hts of warm water, water-gruel, or chamomile ted, should be freely taken, and the same injected by clyster, and after dilution in this manner, opium is the grand remedy to be trusted to. From the great irritability of the stomach it will be preferable here to give it by injection, and from eighty to one hundred and twenty drops of liquid laudanum, in four ounces of thin mucilage of gum arabic will answer, which, as soon as it shews an influence in mitigating the pain, should be succeeded by a cordial draught, not exceeding two table-spoonfuls, and containing in it twentyfive or thirty drops of laudanum. This plan is to be occasionally repeated till the inordinate action of the stomach and bowels is entirely allayed, and the patient in the mean time is to be supported witli warm wine and water, and other cordials, in pror portion as the coldness of the extremities or the obscureness of the pulse seems to require it. On some mitigation of pain, the warm b...

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