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THE

MONTHLY

GAZETTE OF HEALTH;

OR

MEDICAL, DIETETIC, ANTI-EMPIRICAL,

AND

General Philosophical Journal.

BY

RICHARD REECE, M. D.
MEMBER OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS, AUTHOR OF THE “ PIC-
TIONARY OF POPULAR MEDICINE," MEDICAL GUIDE,” CHEMICAL
GUIDE," CORRESPONDING MEMBER OF THE SOCIETY OP PRAC-

TICAL MEDICINE OF PARIS,

&c. &c. &c.
Aided by Several Eminent Physicians in America, the East Indies, and

the Continent of Europe.

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SOLD BY SHERWOOD, NEELY, AND JONES, PATERNOSTER ROW;
SIMPKIN AND MARSHALL, BALDWIN AND CO. AND HIGHLEY
AND SON, LONDON ; AND BY ALL BOOKSELLERS

IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.

[Price 128. Gd. in boards.]

LONDON: Printed by R. CLAY, Devonshire Street, Bishopsgate.

TO

THE SEVENTH VOLUME.

On concluding the Fifth and Sixth Volumes of this Work, the Editors had much pleasure in being able to assert, that the prejudice which almost generally prevailed among the members of the medical profession, against their labours to acquaint the mass of mankind with the real state of medicine in this country, and the artifices and ignorance of regular and irregular quacks, was rapidly declining. They have now the satisfaction to state, that the opposition they experienced from the most scientific members has terminated into approbation; and that, at the present time, the Work is only opposed by those enemies to the progress of science, whose success in the trade of medicine entirely depends on the ignorance and credulity of the public. For the gratifying support with which they are now honoured from the most enlightened members of their profession, and the no less gratifying patronage of the public in general, the Editors, being at a loss for terms to convey their sense of gratitude, beg they will judge of it by their future labours to render the Work, to the utmost extent of their power, worthy of their countenance.

On a revision of the present Volume, the Editors flatter themselves it will be found to contain more valuable practical information, respecting the means of curing or alleviating diseases, than any other periodical Work. The Biographical Sketches of members who continue to exercise the healing art, either for the benefit of themselves, or their patients, and of those who have run their worldly career, they hope, will prove very useful to young practitioners, by directing them in the road which leads to honourable fame, and which, on the close of life, will prove a source of satisfaction, far greater than an accumulation of wealth from the pockets of misery and distress.The accounts—of the Diosma Crenata (Buchu Leaves), a most valuable remedy in cases of irritative diseases of the bladder, urethra, and rectum, and for quieting the nervous system, and improving the general health of debilitated, gouty, or nervous subjects —of the effects of Iodine in scrofulous and wenny tumours, and retention of the menses - of a New Plan of conveying Poisons from the Stomach, by Mr. Jukes — of a New Instrument for inspecting the internal surface of the Rectum and Vagina-of a Mode of Treating Contractions, &c. of Joints, and Curvature and Distortion of the Spine, wbich has been for some time successfully adopted by Mr. Summers— of Galvanism, and Heated Air, by Mr. La Beaume-of the Nitro-Muriatic Bath, by Mr. Coyne-of the beneficial effects of the Oxymel of Colchicum Seeds in Asthma and Winter Coughs - the Purgative Properties of the Croton Oil — the good and bad effects of the Seeds in Gout, modified by Constitutionthe Chinese operation of Zin-King, by Mr. Churchill

, &c.cannot fail to prove interesting to those readers who are in search of useful facts.

The publications—on the injudicious or continued use of Mercury on the organs of hearing, by Mr. Wright-the New MedicoChirurgical Pharmacopoeia — the Pharmaceutical Guide-a Treatise on Ring-worm, by Mr.Plumbe—the Domestic Herbal, by Mr. Waller-On the Natural History of the Atmosphere, by Dr. Robertson—the Influence of Habits and Manners on the Health of Females, by Dr. Palin-on the Management of the Nursery, by Mr. Thompson- and on the Resilient Power of the Lungs, by Dr. Carson, noticed in the present Volume, are valuable additions to the libraries of the practitioner, and those readers who devote part of their time in scientific pursuits; whilst the exposure of the nefarious practices of Quacks of every description, cannot fail to excite disgust in the minds of those who properly estimate human happiness and life, and shame in those who have allowed their names to appear in support of the infamous traffic.

The Editors, having neglected to add an Index to their Sixth Volume, intend to give a copious one to their Ninth Volume, which will include that and the five preceding volumes.

In compliance with the urgent request of several eminent practitioners, the Editors have reprinted all the back Numbers, (the fifth time,) and have agreed to supply new Subscribers with a Volume or more, at the rate of ninepence each number.*

The articles on Premature Interment-Purgative Medicines —the action of Rouse versus D'Oyle, &c., which have not been concluded, in consequence of a press of more interesting matter, the Editors will complete in their next Number; and in future, the conclusion of articles which are to be continued, they will not defer beyond the following Number.

• At the Medical Hall, 170, Piccadilly,

CONTENTS OF THE SEVENTH VOLUME.

MEDICINE.

Page

Preservative against Scarlet Fever.... 148

Page || Rare Specimen of Medical Litera-

On the Effects of Carbonate of Mag-

151

nesia, in counteracting the fatal Waller's Domestic Herbal ... 156

Effects of Arsenic, by Mr. Humes. Pharmaceutical Guide..

165

Letters of a Royal Physician, on Indi- Medico-Chirurgical Pharmacopoeia 166

gestion, &c. &c.

10 On Imperfection of Vision ....

On the Effects of Galvanism in Cos- Remarks on the Death of the late

tiveness, &c. &c. by M. La Beaume 14 Archbishop of Armagh

... 177

On the advantages of the Portable Su- A new Plan of Emptying the Stomach

datory, by M. La Beaume

15 in cases of Poison.....

... 178

New Remedy for Hydrophobia. 22 | Treatment of Dropsy of the Lower

Excessive Dose of Laudanum

ibid

Extremities

....... 182

On Asthma

ibid On the Efficacy of the Nitrate of Silver

Of the Progress of Medicine

27 in Epilepsy and Palsy ...... .... 189

Management of the Teeth and Gums. 29 Cases of Diabetes cured by Magnesia . 191

Mr. Gray's Supplement to the Phar. Beneficial Effects of lodine in various

'macopeia .....

38 cases

193

The Epidemic Fever of Spain

46 Fatal Case of Cow-Pox

198

On tbe Treatment of Ring-worm, by On Medicinal Springs ..

200

Mr. S. Plumbe

53, 85 || On the structure and Functions of the

Remarks on Purgative Medicines 57

201

Aloes 59 || Experiment for Emptying the Stomach
Rhubarb 64 in Cases of Poison
Castor Oil . 89 On Tbrush

225
Jalap 91 of the Medical Chirurgical Society, 227,
Gamboge.. 121

274, 324, 358
Colocynth . 153 | Accidents from drinking Scalding
Scammony. 257 Water, by Dr. Hall

227
On Imperfection of Vision

74 On Tic Doloureux, by Surgeon

Dr. Price's Epitome of Pharmaceutical Hutchinson, Dr. Yeates and Mr.

Chemistry

80 Thompson...

230

Of Wens

82 A pretended Sovereign Remedy for

The Medical Practitioner's Pocket Dropsy

235

Companion

93 A Remedy for Gravel, Irritation of the

Pulmonary Consumption, Asthma, &c. 95 Bladder, and Fluor Albus

237

Ascarides

96 On the prevention of Apoplexy,&c. 243

Marochetti on Hydrophobia

ibid || A Preservative against Contagion

.... 245

Secretions of the Body

106 Effects of Magnesia in Diabetes, by

Scrotula.....

110 Dr. Dods

246

Jaundice

ibir A Case of Hypochondriasis cured by

Apoplexy

111 British Herbs

248

Society of Practical Medicine

112 American external Remedy for Rheu-

Dr. Jaines Johnson's Book on Tropical

matism

256
Climates......

124 Means of Obviating the fatal Effects
On Medical Abuses

131 of an over Dose of Opium, by Messrs.
Croup, and Inflammation of the Lungs 141 Jukes, Sprague, and Wray........ 261

... 204

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