A New Treatment of Lead Poisoning

W. F. Munroe
1867 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
it in the chronic diseases of the walls of the bladder, and generally with marked benefit. He has derived, most frequently, however, tho greatest amount of relief from it in retention of urino when the result chiefly of debility, relaxation, or torpor of the vesical walls, and insensibility of the mucous lining to the action of urine, with moderate enlargement of the prostate. When enlargement of the inferior lobe of the prostate gland is the chief cause of retention of urine, little if any
more » ... , little if any benefit need be expected from the tea unless such enlargement is complicated with oedema of the gland, or great relaxation of the vesical walls. In cystorrhoea of subacuto character and of long standing, it is a valuablo topical remedy, used after intervals of eight or ten days. Occasionally it will be found useful in incontinence of urine dependent upon relaxation of the mucous lining of tho bladder, as well as debility of the sphincter muscle, often met with in children, and young females near the period of puberty. The injection should be of the strength of tea as commonly used at the table, and may be employed in quantities varying from two to four ounces. . It should be about lukewarm when introduced, and retained from three to ten minutes. For the purpose of intro-
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