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Organon Of The Art Of Healing

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This Is A New Release Of The Original 1875 Edition.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781163434604
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/10/2010
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

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tury it is thought possible that an opening could be made by such means for the escape of the materia peccans. [22] Neither was a cure ever achieved by artificial evacuations. [23] Such were the natural consequences of suppressing those local symptoms, consequences often represented by the allopathic physician as new and different diseases. [24] Quite contrary to this method, the old school frequently ventures upon a directly opposite course, thus, by its repercussions and repellants, it would suppress at pleasure the efforts of vitality to relieve an inner disease, or troublesome local symptoms appearing on the surface of the body, by evacuants; it did not hesitate to treat chronic pains, sleeplessness, and inveterate diarrhoea with the most reckless doses of opium; or to suppress vomiting with effervescent saline mixtures, offensive perspiration of the feet by cold foot-baths, or preparations of lead- or zinc ; to counteract uterine hsemorrhage by injections of vinegar; colliquative sweats by alum whey ; nocturnal seminal emissions by excessive use of camphor; frequent flushes of heat over the face or body by saltpetre, vegetable or sulphuric acid ; to arrest nosebleed by closing the nares with plugs saturated with alcohol or astringent fluids, and to dry up with oxide of lead or zinc ichorous ulcers of the extremities, called forth by vital reaction to mitigate grave internal disease, etc. ; but manifold experiences prove the lamentable consequences of such treatment. By word and pen the old school practitioner boasts of being a rational physician, seeking for the cause of disease in order always to perform radical cures; but it is plain that his treatment is directed against asingle symptom, always to the injury of the patient. [-25] A process termed enantiopat...
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