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DOMESTIC MEDICINE

 

TO

 

Sir JOSEPH BANKS, Bart.

 

PRESIDENT OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY.

 

SIR,

 

THE DOMESTIC MEDICINE having been honoured, on its first appearance, with the patronage of your learned and worthy Predecessor the late Sir JOHN PRINGLE, I beg leave, in a more improved state, to dedicate it to you, as a small, but sincere, testimony of that veneration and esteem with which I have long beheld the Man who, born to ease and affluence, had resolution to encounter the dangers of unknown seas and distant climes, in pursuit of useful Science; and whose constant object has been to render that Science subservient to the happiness and civilization of Society.

 

I have the honour to be, with great respect,

 

SIR,

 

Your most obedient servant,

 

London,
Nov. 10, 1785
W. BUCHAN.

 

FOREWORD

PREFACE

INTRODUCTION

 

Of the General Causes of Diseases

Of The Laborious, The Sedentary, And The Studious

Of Aliment

Of Air

Of Exercise

Of Sleep And Clothing

Of Intemperance

Of Cleanliness

Of Infection

Of The Passions

Of The Common Evacuations

Of the Knowledge and Cure of Diseases

Of Fevers in general

Of intermitting Fevers or Agues

Of an Acute Continual Fever

Of the Pleurisy

Of A Peripneumony or Inflammation of the Lungs

Of Consumptions

Of the Slow or Nervous Fever

Of The Malignant, Putrid, or Spotted Fever

Of The Miliary Fever

Of The Remitting Fever

Of The Small Pox

Of The Measles

Of The Erysipelas, Or St. Anthony's Fire

Of The Phrenitis Or Inflammation Of The Brain

Of The Opthalmia, Or Inflammation Of The Eyes

Of The Quinsey, Or Inflammation Of The Throat

Of Colds And Coughs

Of The Inflammation Of The Stomach, And Other Viscera

Of The Cholera Morbus, And Other Excessive Discharges From The Stomach And Bowels

Of The Diabetes, And Other Disorders Of The Kidneys And Bladder

Of The Involuntary Discharges Of Blood

Of The Head Ach

Of The Worms

Of The Jaundice

Of The Dropsy

Of The Gout

Of The Scurvy

Of The Asthma

Of the Apoplexy

Of Costiveness, And Other Affections Of The Stomach And Bowels

Of The Nervous Diseases

Of The Disorders Of The Senses

Of A Scirrhus And Cancer

Of The Poisons

Of The Venereal Disease

Of The Diseases Of Women

Of The Diseases Of Children

Of Surgery

OF Dislocations

Of Broken Bones etc.

Of Casualties

Of Fainting, And Other Cases Which Require Immediate Assistance

Of The Cautions Concerning Cold Bathing, And Drinking The Mineral Waters

Medicinal Preparations

Appendix Containing

Glossary