Medical lexicon

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Blanchard & Lea, 1860 - 983 pages
 

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Page 9 - MEDICAL LEXICON"; A Dictionary of Medical Science: Containing a concise explanation of the various Subjects and Terms of Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology...
Page 436 - Boil them to a proper thickness ; then add a quarter of a pound of sugar, and two spoonsful of yeast. Set the whole in a warm place near the fire for six or eight weeks ; then place it in the open air until it become a syrup. Lastly, decant, • filter, and bottle it up, adding a little sugar to each bottle.
Page 12 - Among these unhappy mortals is the writer of dictionaries, whom mankind have considered not as the pupil but the slave of science, the pioneer of literature, doomed only to remove rubbish and clear obstructions from the paths through which learning and genius press forward to conquest and glory, without bestowing a smile on the humble drudge that facilitates their progress. Every other author may aspire to praise; the lexicographer can only hope to escape reproach, and even this negative recompense...
Page 12 - ... and thus to render the work an epitome of the existing condition of medical science. Starting with this view, the immense demand which has existed for the work has enabled him, in repeated revisions, to augment its completeness and usefulness, until at length it...
Page 191 - The devil is tying a knot in my leg ! Mark, Luke, and John, unloose it, I beg! — Crosses three, &c. And really upon getting out of bed, where the cramp most frequently occurred, pressing the sole of the foot on the cold floor, and then repeating this charm with the acts configurative...
Page 288 - Velpeau, and which is in many respects superior to it, is a substance obtained by the continued action of diluted sulphuric acid upon starch at the boiling point. It...
Page 177 - Into a pint of fine gruel, not thick, put, while it is boiling-hot, the yolk of an egg beaten with sugar, and mixed with a large spoonful of cold water, a glass of wine, and nutmeg. Mix by degrees. It is very agreeable and nourishing. Some like gruel, with a glass of table beer, sugar, &c. with or without a tea-spoonful of brandy.
Page 145 - Bulla (Bleb). — A large portion of the cuticle detached from the skin by the interposition of a transparent, watery fluid.
Page 410 - Rķiercoir de la bile. A membranous, pyriform reservoir, lodged in a superficial depression at the inferior surface of the right lobe of the liver. It receives, by the hepatic and cystic ducts, a portion of the bile secreted by the liver, when the stomach is empty, which becomes in it more acrid, bitter, and thick. It receives an artery, called the cystic.
Page 221 - This article is prepared by ourselves from alcohol and other pure materials, and is not the commercial article purifiedIt is adapted to inhalation and internal use. Collodion, Surgical. — Useful in wounds to keep the edges together. It forms also, a coating, and has been applied in abrasions and burns. In operative surgery it has been employed with remarkable success to hasten the process of nealing by the first intention. It is open to none of the objections that are occasionally urged against...

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