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The Year-book of Treatment

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Pages: 450

Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Publisher: Date:8/5/2009 - General Books LLC

By: Unknown Author

Excerpt from book: DISEASES OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM, INCLUDING INSANITY. By Ernest 8. Keynoles, M.D. Lond., M.E.C.P., Physician to the Manchester Workhouse Infirmary and Lunatic Words, Senior Physician to the Ancoats Hospital, Manchester. In the following rtsum6 of the articles published during the year, special attention may be drawn to the researches on the exact uses of the more recently discovered hypnotics, including much excellent work that has emanated from asylums for the insane. The cure of tetanus by injections of tetanus antitoxin and by carbolic acid has come specially into prominence. The proposed method of treating nervous disease by injections of testicular fluid and of spermin has not seemed to produce such marvellous effects as was, curiously enough, expected of it by a few observers. The various subjects will be considered in the following order :— I. The Treatment of Insomnia. II. The Relief of Pain, and the Treatment of Headache. III, The Treatment of Epilepsy. IV. The Treatment of Chorea. V. The Treatment of Tetanus and Muscular Spasm. VI. The Etiology and Treatment of Locomotor Ataxia, VII. The Treatment of Neurasthenia. VIII. Hypnotism and Electricity. IX. The Treatment of Drug Cravings. X. The Treatment of Insanity. XL Special methods of Treatment in Nervous Disease. I.—THE TREATMENT OF INSOMNIA. I have to record no addition to the already long list of hypnotics. Certain of the comparatively recent drugs, such as ural, urethane, and amylene hydrate, seem to find little favour, whereas others such as chloralamide, sulphonal and paraldehyde are constantlyfound useful. Indeed, chloralamide is probably the best hypnotic that has been introduced for many years, and I have used it in doses of 30 or 40 grains in many forms of insomnia with the greatest ...  


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