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Drugs and Medicines of North America : a Quarterly Devoted to the Historical and Scientific Discussion of the Botany, Pharmacy, Chemistry and the...Constituents, Products and Sophistications,
by Lloyd, John Uri
 
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...a1 one dose, or, infuse five teaspoonfuls of lobelia in a cup and a half of hot water and take in three doses even if eacli dose vomits. 4th After the vomiting ceases, a second steaming is administered, giving fhe patient a cup of hot ginger or eomposition iea while in the bath. Then if the patient "has sufficient strength" he may dress, and if not he mo.i be put into a warm bed. This ronrludes the "course." 5th Bitters and tonics are then administered If the malady is not cured the course must be repeated "Miss B, of Lynn, Mass, took twenty-seven courses for a malignant disease of the stomach." "I knew a gentleman with dropsy to whom a rourse was administered onre a week for nine months," etc. This severe method of treatment gave rise to the dogeral once applied to Thomsouians: --"I puke. I purge, 1 sweat 'em. And if they die, 1 let 'em" The Expedition io the Sources of the Missouri, Lewis & Clarke, vol u., pp. 135 and U6 tBook of the Indians. Boston. S C Drake, 1(37, A very interesting and unique publication.--L. JIndian Medicine. J M Browne, in Indian Miscellany, p. 74 'Edited by W. W. Beach, 1(77). The interesting narratives in "Indian Captivities," contain no record of Lobelia Inflata, although rich in the experiences of persons, who passed many years among the Indian tribes east of the Mississippi. Samuel Stearns, M.D., 1772, in his American Herbal, mentions other species of lobelia, but not Lobelia inflata, and he makes no reference to the Indians using an emetic. Dr. Steams was a native of Massachusetts and traveled among the Indians of that State with intent to study their remedies, and would not have omitted this plant if it had come under his observation. Neither...

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  • PID: 17568310256
  • ISBN-13: 9781013026003
  • Publisher: Wentworth Press
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