Domestic Medicine: Or, A Treatise on the Prevention and Cure of Diseases by Regimen and Simple Medicines: With an Appendix, Containing a Dispensatory for the Use of Private Practitioners
A. Strahan; T. Cadell ... ; and J. Balfour, and W. Creech, at Edinburgh., 1790 - Medicine, Popular - 712 pages
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Page 488 - be dipped all over, but not ftay in (with his head above water) longer than half a minute, if the water be very cold. After this he muft go in three times a-week for a fortnight longer. " The perfon muft be bled before he begins to ufe the medicine*.
Page 485 - his ears and tail droop more than ufual, and he appears drowfy : afterwards he begins to loll out his tongue, and froth at the mouth, his eyes feeming heavy and watery: he now, if not confined, takes off, runs panting along with a kind of dejected air, and endeavours to bite every one he meets. Other dogs are
Page 10 - into the world, had as many rollers and wrappers applied to its body, as if every bone had been fractured in the birth; while thefe were often fo tight, as not only to gall and wound its tender frame, but
Page 95 - table fet out in all its magnificence, " I fancy that I fee gouts and dropfies, fevers and " lethargies, with other innumerable diftempers, " lying in ambufcade among the difhes.
Page 609 - other cold damp houfe, where, after a fruitlefs attempt has been made to bleed him, perhaps by one who knew nothing of the matter, he is given over for dead, and no further notice taken of him. This conduct
Page 86 - to take exercife. Indolence, like other vices when indulged, gains ground, and at length becomes agreeable. Hence many who were fond of exercife in the early part of life, become quite averfe from it afterwards. This is the
Page 551 - of a numerous and healthy offspring, while they pine in forrow for the want of even a fingle heir to their extenfive domains. Affluence begets indolence, which not only vitiates the humours, but induces a general relaxation of the folids; a
Page 431 - and to thofe who have fufficient refolution, we would by all means recommend this courfe. Even change of place, and the fight of new objects, by diverting the mind, have a great tendency to remove thefe complaints. For this
Page 398 - I have often feen very extraordinary effects in the land-fcurvy from a milk diet. This preparation of Nature is a mixture of animal and vegetable properties, which of all others is the moft fit for reftoring a decayed