Medical Commentaries, for the Year (Volume 8); Exhibiting a Concise View of the Latest and Most Important Discoveries in Medicine and Medical Philosophy
ISBN 0217018572 (0-217-01857-2)
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Book summary: 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. 1783. Excerpt: ... very frequently adopted, as tending, beyond every other method hitherto known, to lessen the immediate danger arising from a copious eruption. Fasts and Observations on different Medical Sitbjefts, by Mr R. M'Caufland, Surgeon to the King's, or Bth Regiment of Foot. IN 1775, the year after I arrived at Niagara, the number of intermittents amongst the troops, seamen, and persons dependent on the post, was so large, that I soon found that the quantity of Peruvian bark with which 1 was pro vided, would be totally inadequate to the demands. As it was impossible then to procure any more, it became absolutely necessary to fall on some other method of treatment. One of the first remedies which I turned my thoughts towards, was emetic tartar; and the advantages which 1 experienced from it, soon encQuraged me to make its use more general. Since that time, I have given ic with success, in a great number of intermittents: I am confident I speak considerably within bounds, when I fay, that from the year 1775, to 1781, this remedy alone has has removed three hundred agues. In a great many of these eases, it was not in my power to keep any register: I cannot, therefore, give an exact account of the result of the whole number of cases in which the tartar emetic alone has been exhibited; but in those where I have been able to keep an account of the treatment and success, I have very constantly found, that, upon an average, it succeeded in two cases in three. In 1780, during the three months of August, September, and October, I had upwards of two hundred intermittents under my care: I here give the result of several of these cases, with this necessary remark, that upon the present subject, as well as many others, 1 have been prevented from pushing my enquiries as far as t...
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