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For the London Medical and Physical Journal. On a successful Mode of Treating Puerperal Fever; by Dr. S. SHATH, of Dunstone, near Kingsbridge, Devon. SAVING followed a mode of practice in the Puerperal
Fever, for more than forty years past, with the great. est possible success, and conceiving it to be a plan not universally known, I think that it will be found worthy of a place in your most useful and extensive publication, and I trust that every practitioner will find it equally successful, if the modus operandi is strictly attended to.
As I am writing to gentlemen of the profession, I need not say any thing
of the nature of the disorder or its symptoms, but shall immediately proceed to the method, in as clear and concise a manner as possible.
When called to a patient labouring under puerperal fever, or in childbed, with the abdomen tense and sore, I immediately pass into the uterus (mea manu) an injection composed of eight ounces of equal parts of warm milk and water, with half an ounce of moist sugar dissolved in it; and soon after let a pint of warm milk and water, with an ounce of sugar and an ounce of butter or oil, be injected into the rectum; both of which should be repeated four or five times in twenty-four hours, unless the complaints entirely subside. The abdomen is also fomented with warm water, and then the following liniment rubbed in all over the abdomen and labia pudendi, three or four times in twenty-four hours.
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Tinct. Digital. 3ij.
Adipis Suillæ 3vi. fiat Linimentum. To inject the uterus, you should be provided with a tube of the same size and perforated in the same manner as a common catheter, but not less than seven or eight inches in NO. 209.