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Remarks on the Use of Ergot in Cases Where there is Weakness of the Heart

J. Thompson
1872 BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)  
affected with the most distressing itching, without any outward manifestation whatever; and the paroxysms, which ten days before had been chiefly at night, were now less intermittent, and present throughout the day. The incessant irritation and loss of sleep threatened to undo all the good effects of the change; the more so, that the pernicious mental reaction produced by the patient brooding over her misery, and dreading its results, probably aggravated the intensity of the prulitus in
more » ... prulitus in proportion to the amount of shock that the maternal instinct received ; for I learned that, previously to her last confinement, three years ago, a similar train of nieurotic phenomena had occurred, and, although of less duration and intensity, yet the pruritus had so prostrated both bedy and mind as to bring her to the verge of mania.
doi:10.1136/bmj.2.612.324 fatcat:sysujexibzeqlp4b6xjpojbio4