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reşisted the usual methods, during upwards of two months. A grain and a half of the muriat was given in half an ounce of rectified spirit of wine, at bed time. A dose of Glauber's salt was given on the morning of the second following day, and the draught was to be repeated in a day

two more, and to be followed by the use of the salts. - A copious salivation was immediately excited by the first draught, and more than a quart was thus evacuated. Next day, the symptoms of the gonorrhoca were much relieved. After three more repetitions of the draughts, Mr. Addington deented the patient so well as to require rio, farther medicine. He, however, chose to take two additional draughts, and then remained perfectly well. - In twelve other cases, which are particularly stated, a remarkably speedy cure was effected by this method; excepring that the dose, in some instances, was lessened to a grain at a time. (See p. 70.)

A Case of Mortificaticn of the Toes and Foot. By Mr. Kentish, Surgeon, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

In this case, amputation of the limb was performed ; and it was found that the femoral artery was beginning to ossify. The stump, some time after amputation, took a tendency to inflammation, and seemed likely to run into a gangrenous state. Mr. K., conceiving that his patient, (who was about 60 years of age, and had lived well,) had created the disposition in the arteries to ossification, by the use of stimatants; and having found that bark, wine, ad opium, brid not suco ceeded in stopping the progress of the mortification in the ampuated pari, determined to try the cifect of blood-letting,

Al most immediate relief was experienced.. Twelve leeches were afterward applied to the stump, where it was inflamed; a pur. gative was given on the following day;' and this process was repeated in about a week. Appearances continuing to be favourable, eight ounces of blood were taken away weekly, during six weeks, and purgatives interposed occasionally. The patient perfectly recovered.

This, Mr. Kentish remarks, was a case similar to those in which Mr. Pott recommends opium ; a practice which he (Mr. K.) has never known to succeed. He supposes the ossification of the arteries to have been the cause of the disease; and he thinks that the disposition to ossification was produced by the daily use of fermented liquors and animal food. Our readers will decide for themselves, on the probability of these opiniens: but they certainly led Mr. K. to a practice which was amply justified by the event.

Observations on Carbuncle. „By Ar, Yonge, Surgeon, Shif. nal, Shiropshire.

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This is an instructive and valuable account of a painful and tangerous disease. The repeated application of cold water afforded the patient more relief than any other remedy.

This case leads Dr. Beddoes into reflections on the use of cold applications in Hifferent diseases. He gives an instance, furnished by Dr. Hamilton of Ipswich, of a catarrh, attended withi inflammatory symptoms, which was cured by the exposure of the patient to the night-ait, during a hard frost. To this fact, Dr. B. has added several from the writings of Iloyer and Baynard, to prove the good eflects resulting from cold air, and cold bathing, in febrile diseases.

Miscellancous Reports and Observations concerning the Respiration of Gases and Vapours.

Mr. Creaser, a surgeon in Bath, gives an account of a case of chlorosis, accompanied with an herpetic affection of the face, and eflusions of blood into the cellular membrane; froin which, cousiderable hæmorrhages frequenily took place. The usual methods of practice did not succeed, and Mr. Creaser resolved to try the effects of oxygen gas. After having used it for a month, by which time three quarts of oxygen were given three times in a day, appearances of recovery began to be evident. The oxygen was continued for three months ; increased the strength and fulness of the arterial system, with, out augmenting the hæmorrhage; and the patient gradually recovered her health, Dr. Crouther of Wakefield relates a case of pulmonary abscess, cured by the exhibition of hydro-carbonat-gas. The facts stated in this instance, however, are not at all decisive : for the patient, besides mucilaginous me. dicines and opiates, used elixir of vitriol to check the sweat. ings; and, during the greater part of the course, he took a powder twice in a day, containing eight grains of myrıh, a grain and a half of vitriolated iron, and ten grains of colombo root.

The case of a woman, mentioned also by Dr. Crouther, in proof of the efficacy of ethereal vapour in consumption, is uns satisfactory, from similar circumstances. She suckled 'twins, at the commencement of the disease ; and we must certainly ascribe her recovery, in part, to her being injoined to wean them, as well as to the allowance of more nutritive diet.

In the case of Miss Norton, stated by her apothecary, there seemed to be advantage derived in phthisis, from the exhibi. tion of hydrogen gas: but it does not appear whether she ultimately' recovered.

Summary of the late Dr. Geach's Practice in low Fever. By Mr. S. Hammick, Jun.

resisted the usual methods, during upwards of two months. A grain and a half of the muriat was given in half an ounce of rectified spirit of wine, at bed time. A dose of Glaubet's salt was given on the morning of the second following day, and the draught was to be repeated in a day or two more, and to be followed by the use of the salts. - A copious salivation was immediately excited by the first draught, and more than a quart was thus evacuated. Next day, the symptoms of the gonorrhoca were much relieved. After three more repetitions of the draughts, Mr. Addington d'eented the patient so well as to require rio farther medicine. He, however, chose to take two additional draughts; and then remained perfectly well.

In twelve other cases, which are particularly stated, a remarkably speedy cure was effected by this method ; excepting that the dose, in some instances, was lessened to a grain at a time. (See p. 70.)

A Case of Mortification of the Toes and Foct. By Mr. Kentish, Surgeon, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

In this case, amputation of the limb was performed ; and it was found that the femoral artery was beginning to ossify: The stump, some time after amputatio!), took a tendency to inflammation, and seemed likely to run into a gangrenouis state. Mr. K., conceiving that his patient, (who was about 60 years of age, and had lived well,) had created the disposition in the arteries to ossification, by the use of stimatauts; and having found that bark, wine, airc opium, bid not succeeded in stopping the progress of the mortification in the amo puated part, determined to try the effect of blood-letting. Al most immediate relief was experienced. Twelve leeches were afterward applied to the stunip, where it was infamed; a pur. gative was given on the following day; and this process was repeated in about a week. Appearances continuing to be favourable, eight ounces of blood were taken away weekly, during six weeks, and purgatives interposed occasionally. The patient perfectly recovered.

This, Mr. Kentish remarks, was a case similar to those in which Mr. Pott recommends opium ; a practice which he (Mr. K.) has never known to succeed. He supposes the ossification of the arteries to have been the cause of the disease; and he thinks that the disposition to ossification was produced by the daily use of fermented liquors and animal food. Our readers will decide for themselves, on the probability of these opinions : but they certainly led Mr. K. to a practice which was amply justified by the event. · Observations on Carbunele. By Mr, Yonge, Surgeon, Shif. nal, Shropshire.

This

This is an instructive and valuable account of a painful and dangerous disease. The repeated application of cold water afforded the patient more relief than any other remedy.

This case leads Dr. Beddoes into reflections on the use of cold applications in different diseases.' He gives an instance, furnisheil by Dr. Hamilton of Ipswich, of a catarrh, attended with inflammatory symptoms, which was cured by the exposure of the patient to the night-ait, during a hard frost. To this fact, Dr. B. has added several from the writings of Floyer and Baynard, to prove the good effects resulting from cold air, and cold bathing, in febrile diseases.

Miscellaneous Reports and Observations concerning the Respirae tion of Gases and V'apours,

Mir. Creaser, a surgeon in Bath, gives an account of a case of chlorosis, accompanied with an herpetic affection of the face, and eflusions of blood into the cellular membrane; froin which, considerable hæmorrhages frequenily took place. The usual methods of practice did not succeed, and Mr. Creaser resolved to try the effects of oxygen gas. After having used it for a month, by which time three quarts of oxygen were given three times it a day, appearances of recovery began to be evident. The oxygen was continued for three months; increased the strength and fulness of the arterial system, with out augmenting the hæmorrhage; and the patient gradually recovered her health, Dr. Crouther of Wakefield relates a case of pulmonary abscess, cured by the exhibition of hydro-carbonat-gas. The facts stated in this instance, however, are not at all decisive : for the patient, besides mucilaginous medicines and opiates, used elixir of vitriol to check the sweat. ings; and, during the greater part of the course, he took a powder twice in a day, containing eight grains of myrih, a grain and a half of vitriolated iron, and ten grains of colombo root.

The case of a woman, mentioned also by Dr. Crouther, in proof of the efficacy of ethereal vapour in consumption, is un, satisfactory, from similar circumstances. She suckled twins, at the commencement of the disease; and we must certainly ascribe her recovery, in part, to her being injoined to wean them, as well as to the allowance of more nutritive diet.

In the case of Miss Norton, stated by her apothecary, there seemed to be advantage derived in phthisis, from the exhibi. tion of hydrogen gas: but it does not appear whether she ultimately recovered.

Summary of the late Dr. Geach's Practice in low Fever. By. Mr. S. Hammick, Jun.

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The peculiarity of Dr. Geach's practice consisted in giving large doses of calomel, combined with antimonials, at short intervals. We are informed that eight grains of calomel, and four of pulvis antimonialis, were given in every six hours when the symptoms were slight: but, in urgent cases, that quantity was given every three, or even in every two hours. We are farther told that not only was no ptyelism excited by this profuse exhibition of calomel, but that the patient became costive during the process ! This dose, it is added, has been continued to some patients, every three hours, for eighteen or twenty days.'

This method, Mr. Hammick declares, was pursued by Dr. Geach not only in hospital practice, but in a most extensive range of private business. These assertions we certainly do not mean to dispute : but we are greatly surprised to find mercury employed in such enormous doses, without any theory, or assignable principle, by gentlemen who, on the subject of the venereal disease, have declared open war against

this remedy.

· Extracts of Letters, from Mr. Cooke, Apothecary, Gloucester, and other Practitioners, respecting the Cow.pox.

Mr. Cooke inoculated Mrs. Carter, aged 5c, with variolous matter, after she had assured him that she had undergone the cow-pox at eighteen years of age. At that time, she lived in a dairy-farm, in Longney; the cows were affected with chopped and sore teats ; all the servants who stripped these cows, had inflammation and boils upon their hands. She was so ill with fever, and these boils, that she could not work for a week; her hands and arms were dreadfully swelled, and she kept her bed for two days. In this state, she applied to Mr. Cooke, who then was in practice at Frampton, in this county; he told her, " she had the cow-pox very bad, and that it was a disease the nearest to the small.pox that could be.”—This patient had a large crop of small-pox, in consequence of the inoculation.

Another instance is mentioned by Mr. Cooke, but only from report, of a farmer,' who, many years after having had the cow-pox, caught the small-pox by infection, in coming to Gloucester market, and died of it.

Mr. Thornton, surgeon at Stroud, took some cow-pox matter from a man infected by the cows which he milked, and who had never had the small-pox. With this matter he inocu. lated a family, consisting of the father and four children. They all had a severe local affection of the inoculated part, but without general fever, or eruption. On inoculating them afterward for the small-pox, all the children took the disease, che father did not receive it,

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