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1. The lancet; 2. Veratrum viride; 3. Opium; 4. Coal tar derivatives; 5. Ergot; 6. Heat (poultices) 7. Cold; 8. Quinine; 9. Ammonia; 10. Calomel.
Mr. President and Gentlemen:—In presenting this subject to this Society it is not my purpose to traverse much of the field of materia medica, nor to notice many remedies, but to confine myself to a very few.
And in order to get a better understanding of the subject, I thought it best to choose some well known disease to base our study of remedies upon. I have therefore chosen pneumonia as a type of disease suitable for our purpose. As to whether or not pneumonia be a specific disease, having a certain definite course to run, and depending upon a particular microbe for its cause, or merely a local inflammation depending solely upon local causes, I shall not stop to discuss. I will say this,
CONNER JJ. THE ACTION OF REMEDIES. A paper read at the joint session of the Brainard District Medical Society and the Illinois Central District Medical Society, at Springfield, Ill., Oct., 13-14, 1892. JAMA. 1892;XIX(26):749–751. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420260015001g
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