Hydropathy: Or, The Water Cure: Its Principles, Modes of Treatment

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Wiley & Putnam, 1844 - 304 ページ

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261 ページ - ... in the morning thou shalt say, Would God it were even! and at even thou shalt say, Would God it were morning! for the fear of thine heart wherewith thou shalt fear, and for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.
261 ページ - The LORD will smite thee with the botch of Egypt, and with the emerods, and with the scab, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed.
261 ページ - The LORD shall smite thee in the knees, and in the legs, with a sore botch that cannot be healed, from the sole of thy foot unto the top of thy head.
294 ページ - one circumstance peculiarly worthy of notice is the perfect and uninterrupted 'health of the inhabitants of New Zealand. In all the visits made to their towns, where old and young, men and women, crowded about our voyagers, they never observed a single person who appeared to have any bodily complaint; nor among the numbers that were seen naked, was once perceived the slightest eruption upon the skin, or the least mark which indicated that such an eruption had formerly existed.
20 ページ - Sedatives, direct and indirect, amongst which are included purgatives, emetics, and bleeding, are such as " diminish the action of the heart and other organs by repressing the nervous influence...
295 ページ - COOK had not known that no application had been made to it, he declared that he should certainly have inquired, with a very interested curiosity, after the vulnerary herbs and surgical art of the country.
75 ページ - ... us, for whoever heard of an Englishman drinking too much water? but we affirm, on the contrary, that this disease is caused by the injudicious administration of drugs ; the use of too large a quantity of them ; by omitting to drink cold water, and by neglecting to wash or bathe the body daily in that element. If the skin is so much relaxed that it no longer throws out those matters which daily reach it from the interior of the body, fluids are collected underneath the skin which ought to be evaporated,...
41 ページ - ... disease which is not essentially internal. Skin diseases are invariably connected with disease of some internal organs, especially the stomach and bowels, and are regulated in their character and intensity thereby. This is so true, that where there is a skin disease the crisis effected by the water-cure invariably takes place on the spot where it exists.
273 ページ - We know of no book which contains within the same space so much valuable information, the result not of fanciful theory, nor of idle hypothesis, but of close persevering clinical observation, accompanied with much soundness of judgment and extraordinary clinical tact.

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