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December 24, 1892

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.

Author Affiliations

MEMBER OF AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION; MEMBER OF MISSISSIPPI VALLEY MEDICAL SOCIETY; MEMBER OF ILLINOIS CENTRAL DISTRICT MEDICAL SOCIETY; SECRETARY U. S. PENSION EXAMINING BOARD, PANA, ILL.

JAMA. 1892;XIX(26):749-751. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420260015001g

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Abstract

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,

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