Paralysis of the Pyloric Portion of the Stomach

W. G. Frost
1867 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
though it is no fern), is a well-known, sweet-scented bush, often a perfect miniature tree one to two feet high, combining a balsamic i with its astringent property, like the ínula heleniuni, elecampane, with its expectorant power. The Ceanothus Amcricanus, New Jersey tea, or red-root, has been used as a substitute for tea, and I wish further experiments might be ma'de with it. A decoction of its root is employed as an astringent, like others of its class, internally in aphthous affections,
more » ... ous affections, sore throat and looseness of the bowels, and as an injection in leucorrhoca. It is a bush found among other bushes, and bears dense clusters of small, white flowers in July. It is of tho natural order Rhamnacea)-buckthorn tribe. The avens, Gcum rivale, an excellent astringent, is found in wet ground, with purple, nodding flowers. The sanicle, Sanícula, has two species-S. Canadensis and Marylandica-found in woods and pastures, with flowers rather inconspicuous, in small umbels in June, Ac. ; its medicinal properties are given above. Agrimonia cupatoria, common agrimony, is often seen on roadsides, among bushes and by fences, and is. known by its long, branching spikes of yellow flowers, scattered along the stem, with hooked bristles at the base; a good and efficient astringent, and of natural order Rosacea), which embraces many of our most useful and safe plants. The same may be said of the Statice limonium, marsh rosemary or sea lavender, growing on salt marshes, abundant in your vicinity, Mr. President, with a profusion of purplish or lavender-colored flowers in a panicled corymb, a foot or two high, of natural order Plumbaginacea) and artificial class Pentandria, order Pcntagynia; flowers in August and September. This must not be confounded with tho llosmarinus, a foreign plant, and of very different properties, though of the samo generic and common name, calculated to mislead. Others, perhaps equally interesting, might be noticed had wo time, but these will be as many as can be well remembered at this time. Mrs. R., a)t. 45, of previous good health, except an occasional attack of bilious derangement, was suddenly attacked, on the 14th of May, with urgent dyspnoea. Severe from the first, the symptoms presently became alarming. She obtained relief in an hour, when an emetic was administered, followed by a cathartic, which operated freely. Through the day following ske remained nauseated, but on the 16th was better, and a speedy recovery was expected. She then unwisely ate some rich broth, and presently commenced vomiting, which continued in severe paroxysms till the evening of the 18th. On tho 19th sho was comfortable, but could not retain food or medicine on
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