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Observations on the Changes of the Air and the Concomitant Epidemical Diseases in the Island of Barbadoes, 1752-1758
by:William, M.D. Hillary
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. 1759 Excerpt: ... care that the Diet of the Sick be of the fame Disposition, and have the same Tendency, as the Medicines which he prescribes for them have; for if...
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. 1759 Excerpt: ... care that the Diet of the Sick be of the fame Disposition, and have the same Tendency, as the Medicines which he prescribes for them have; for if they are of contrary Natures, and have opposite Effects, they will do little Service, and but seldom be attended with Success, how good and efficacious soever the Medicines may be; since the Quantity of the first taken into the Body, and mixed with our circulating Fluids, in all Cafes so far exceeds the Quantity of the last, that if they are of opposite and contrary Natures, they must at best only destroy each other, and consequently the Medicines can but have little Effect. This, I think, is a N 3 mamaterial thing, which I think is but too much neglected in Practice, at least by some, wherefore I take the liberty to mention it here. e " Of the Dry Gripes, or Dry Belly-aik THIS Colic is most commonly called the Dry-gripes, and dry Belly-ache, and is a most painful Disease, which frequently seizes the Inhabitants of the West-India Islands, and the Continent of America, and especially the Strangers who come to reside there; and sometimes, though very rarely, some of the Inhabitants in England, and some other Parts of Europe: For I have seen soi veral Patients in this Disease, when I resided at Bath, who never had been out of Englandj as also did Dr. Sydenham long before. I think that Riverius is the first that mentions iti tifld calls it Colica Pictonum, the Colic of P$gi. tiers, a Province in France, where it was first taken notice of..-'j l i Those who have thin dry Constitutionsand are much emaciated by excessive Perfpii ration and Sweating, or labour under gfeat Anxiety and Affliction of Mind, or af intHfibderate Drinkers of spirituous Liquors, espedi. ally such as are fiery and newr dPttoofe w...
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