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PLAIN RULES

FOR

IMPROVING THE HEALTH

OF THE

DELICATE,

PRESERVING THE HEALTH OF THE STRONG,

AND

PROLONGING THE LIFE OF ALL.

BY WILLIAM HENDERSON, M.D.

For want of timely care,
Millions have died of medicable wounds.

Armstrong

LONDON:
WHITTAKER, TREACHER, & COMPANY;
HENRY CONSTABLE, EDINBURGH;
JAMES DEWAR, PERTH.

MDCCCXXXI.

ENTERED AT STATIONERS' HALL.

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.CONTENTS,

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CHAPTER II.

INDIGESTION, mwanammomnomamma mmmmmmmmmmmaan
Şeetion In-Early Symptoms of, ammawawa noonman

In the stomach, mouth, tongue, bowels, kidneys, head,

throat, skin, and in the eyes_Short aberrations of
mind, principally in females. Reflections.

Section II.-Diseases arising from Indigestion, mm 48.

These differ according to age and peculiarity of consti

tution—Water in the head, a common consequence of
it in children-Eruptions on the faces of ditto ; vul.
gar opinion that such ought not to be healed, explain-
ed— Consumption, à commot result Inflammatory
sore throat-tumours on the legs pimples on the
face disease in the eye-ball, in youth; and in age,
in the eye-lids. In the membrane lining the nose,
occasioning polypus Two cases in illustration of.--
In the upper lip-In the growth of indolent tumburs
in the points.of the fingers; in the lower extremities

in advanced age.
Section III. Vitiated state of the digestive organs,

a cause of stone in the bladder, writineraristamme 64 Section IV.-Of the diseases that Indigestion is most

apt to give rise to in the bowels,-piles

fistula-tumours—stricture, manmarammamanan 65 Section 1.-Watery Swellings, or Dropby, widtabella

CHAPTER III.

NERVOUS DISEASES, menetaimanimamennidammadiwantinoon Section I Spasmodic affections without pain, 72 Section II.- Painful Spasmodic Affections—cramp

-colic; common black pepper, internally

and externally, a safe and useful remedy in, 73 Section III. Painful affections, unaccompanied with

spasm, or much alteration of structure-chronic rheumatism-pain in the sides-Bad effects of general blood-letting in such cases.---Tic doloureux, mmeninanmam a mananaramanmaramimaannona 76

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Section IV.As the mind is affected by derange

ment in the primary secretions, mmmm...mme
lo Religious melancholy_fancied existence of the ve-
nereal disease - Bad effects of blood-letting-Spectral
illusions ; cases of. Reflections.

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CHAPTER IV. CAUSES OF DERANGEMENT IN THE DIGESTIVE ORGANS. Section 1.- Natural Causes, mammammomon 97

Adult age-Hereditary predisposition. Section II.-Accidental Exciting Causes, wmomma 99

Accidents in childhood which debilitate the constitu

tion-Narcotics taken into the stomach—A sedentary
life-Intense study-Intemperance-Imprudent use

of powerful evacuants.
NATURAL Causes..Defective, or vitiated state of the

gastric fluid; experiment in proof of-Causes which
act on the muscular fibres of the stomach-Morbid
distention; often occasioned by eating too fast
imperfect mastication—The delicate ought not to be
interrupted during their meals. Other causes—Stimu-
lating, or too palatable food_Drinking wine during
dinner -All kinds of food swells after being received
into the stomach-Depressing passions destroy the
appetite-Exposure to a cold damp atmosphere, an
exciting cause of indigestion, and its consequences;
more troublesome at some periods of life than others.
Some of these symptoms proceed from the stomach
sympathising with other parts of the system.

CHAPTER V. MEANS OF PREVENTION, .

mune 113 Recapitulation-Experiment to show the bad effects of

eating too rapidly. "

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