Effects of Tobacco on the Voice of Public Speakers

1839 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
or sponging the trunk and limbs, is improper. There is one other state ofthe system in which it is by no means to be used. It is when the patient perspires freely, or sweats. And there is yet a third. It is when the eruption recedes ; in which state external warmth, by means of a blanket wrung out of warm water, with Dover's powders internally, and warm sage tea freely drank, are our best remedies. But to keep on good terms with the good women, we must not prohibit a tea made of saffron, this
more » ... of saffron, this being a popular and not improper remedy in cases of the kind. Indeed, to the case of convulsions in infants, from retrocession or non-appearance of the eruption, its slight antispasmodic and cardiac qualités are well adapted. But when convulsions occur without any evident cause, teething or worms are to be suspected, and remedial measures pursued accordingly. As a general remedy, one grain of the powdered leaves of belladonna may be mixed with sixteen grains of powdered liquorice, and divided into eight equal parts, of which one is a dose for an infant in convulsions. Belladonna has acquired considerable reputation in Germany as a preventive of scarlatina, in the Halmemann doses-one grain being divided into 771 parts, after being mixed with extract of liquorice, and this is the dose for an adult, night and morning, to prevent scarlet fever ! Surely the quantity need not be varied for the youngest infant, unless by increasing it. The theory of Hahnemann, which led to its first introduction, was the most rational, however, of anything that we have ever heard of the man. It was that, as the symptoms of an over-dose of
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