The water-cure. Stomach complaints & drug diseases, their causes, consequences, and cure by water, air, exercise, and diet. To which is appended Two letters to dr. Hastings, on the results of the water-cure at Malvern

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Side 86 - Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days, and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink. Then let our countenances be looked upon before thee, and the countenance of the children that eat of the portion of the king's meat: and as thou seest, deal with thy servants.
Side 76 - Look, where he comes ! Not poppy, nor mandragora, Nor all the drowsy syrups of the world, Shall ever medicine thee to that sweet sleep Which thou ow'dst yesterday.
Side 79 - The heart — which may be broken : happy they ! Thrice fortunate ! who of that fragile mould, The precious porcelain of human' clay, Break with the first fall : they can ne'er behold The long year link'd with heavy day on day, And all which must be borne, and never told ; .. J^. While life's strange principle will often lie Deepest in those who long the most to die. / XII "Whom the gods love die young...
Side 86 - And at the end of ten days their countenances appeared fairer and fatter in flesh than all the children which did eat the portion of the king's meat. Thus Melzar took away the portion of their meat, and the wine that they should drink; and gave them pulse.
Side 75 - I abstain from entering them because patients are compelled to undergo so infamous a system of treatment that I cannot bear to witness it. To compel an unfortunate patient to undergo a course of mercury for a disease which does not require it, is a proceeding that reflects disgrace and dishonour on the character of medicine.
Side 75 - I abstain from entering them, because patients are compelled to undergo so infamous a system of treatment, THAT i CANNOT BEAR TO WITNESS IT. To compel an unfortunate patient to undergo a course of mercury for a disease which does not require it, is a proceeding which reflects disgrace and dishonour on the character of a medical institution. No consideration shall induce me to repress my feelings on this subject; no authority shall restrain me from giving full expression to those feelings.
Side 74 - In the first place, gentlemen, let me observe to you, that no greater folly, and indeed cruelty, can be committed than that of giving mercury to patients for the cure of this disease. A man who gives mercury in gonorrhoea really deserves to \>e flogged out of the profession, because he must be quite ignorant of the principles on which this disease is to be cured.
Side 74 - A man who gives mercury in gonorrhoea really deserves to \>e flogged out of the profession, because he must be quite ignorant of the principles on which this disease is to be cured. To give mercury to a young and irritable person, who is probably constantly exposed to vicissitudes of temperature, for a disease which does not require it, (thus exposing the health, and even the life of the patient to danger,) is, in the present- state of our knowledge, perfectly unpardonable. It is lamentable...
Side 74 - ... profession, because he must be quite ignorant of the principles on which this disease is to be cured. To give mercury to a young and irritable person, who is probably constantly exposed to vicissitudes of temperature, for a disease which does not require it, (thus exposing the health, and even the life of the patient to danger,) is, in the present- state of our knowledge, perfectly unpardonable. It is lamentable to reflect on the number of lives which must have been destroyed by...
Side 87 - The following words are said to have found a place for many years in the late Dr. Cade's surgery, Spondon, Derby, England : "Brandy, beer and betting, Domestic care and fretting Will kill the strongest man alive; But water, air and diet, Domestic peace and quiet Will make the weakest man to thrive.

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