Remarks on the Means of Obviating the Fatal Effects of the Bite of a Mad Dog, or Other Rabid Animal; With Observations on the Method of Cure

Remarks on the Means of Obviating the Fatal Effects of the Bite of a Mad Dog, or Other Rabid Animal; With Observations on the Method of Cure (Paperback)

By Robert Hamilton 
Publisher: General Books
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1459063716
EAN: 9781459063716
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 100
Publish Date: 2009-12-31
Binding: Paperback
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1785. Excerpt: ... / I I n 1 nay better, than when salivation is raised; therefore, if it was a specific for killing the poison of a rabid animal, it should prove effectual in this way, as well as in the other. The arguments drawn from this source, I think, are not tenable. Dr. Berkenhaut, mentioning Desault and the Jesuit Choisel, relative to their supposed success with mercury, and telling us, that as he finds where it was thought to be successful, it was always applied in form os' ungent, that in several cases it was, at the same time, internally administered, concludes, that the cures attributed to it, must have depended solely on the fat, with which the mercury was united.--" For, evidence" he says, "is wanting to prove, that the internal, without the external application of the ointment will prevent the Hy"drophobia--May we not, therefore, ha"zard a conjecture," he goes on, "that the lard, or fat, of which the mercurial "ointment is made, is the real preservaL "tive?" "tive?"--Here the Doctor seems to allow, that cures have been made by it, which appears to me to want sufficient evidence.--"Is not this conjecture powerfully supported," he continues, "by the analogy "between the canine poison, and that of "the viper, which is effectually destroyed by the viper's fat, or oil of any kind ap"plied to the part."--He acknowledges, however, that this is mentioned merely as a conjecture, to be determined by future experiments. '.: -f 1-J.-K--'. ........ In the first place, we ventured it as our opinion, in another part of these observations, that there is little, if any, analogy between the poison of a viper, and those poisons that become destructive from entering the habit by the lymphatics, on account of the suddenness of death attending the bite of the viper, which seems...
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Title: Remarks on the Means of Obviating the Fatal Effects of the Bite of a Mad Dog, or Other Rabid Animal; With Observations on the Method of Cure
Publisher: General Books
Author: Robert Hamilton
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1459063716
EAN: 9781459063716
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 100
Publish Date: 2009-12-31
Binding: Paperback

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