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borated by the accounts from other places linseed (equal parts) to the stomach, partiwhere the disease has prevailed :-- cularly where pain and vomiting exist;
“ Giddiness, sick stomach, nervous agita- similar poultices to the feet and legs, to tion, intermittent, slow, or small pulse, restore their warmth. The returning heat cramps beginning at the tops of the fingers of the body may be promoted by bags and toes, and rapidly approaching the containing hot salt or bran applied to diftrunk, give the first warning.
ferent parts of it. For the same purpose of “ Vomiting or purging, or both these eva- restoring and sustaining the circulation, cuations, of a liquid like rice-water or white wine whey, with spice, hot brandy whey, or barley-water, come on; the fea- and water, or sal volatile, in the dose of a tures become sharp and contracted; the tea-spoonful in hot water, frequently reeye sinks, the look is expressive of terror pealed, or from five to twenty drops of and wildness ; the lips, face, neck, hands, some of the essential oils, as pepperment, and feet, and, soon after, the thighs, arms, cloves, or cajeput, in a wine-glass of water, and whole surface, assume a leaden, blue, may be administered ; with the same view, purple, black, or deep brown tint, accord- where the stomach will bear it, warm broth ing to the complexion of the individual, with spice may be employed. In very varying in shade with the intensity of the severe cases, or where medical aid is diffiattack. The fingers and toes are reduced cult to be obtained, from twenty to forty in size, the skin and soft parts covering drops of laudanum may be given, in any them are wrinkled, shrivelled, and folded; of the warm drinks previously recomthe nails put on a bluish pearly white ; the mended. larger superficial veins are marked by fat “These simple means are proposed as lines of a deeper black; the pulse becomes resources in the incipient stage of the diseither small as a thread, and scarcely ease, where medical aid has not yet been vibrating, or else totally extinct.
obtained. “ The skin is deadly cold, and often damp, “ In reference to the further means to be the tongue always moist, often white and adopted in the treatment of this disease, it loaded, but flabby and chilled, like a piece is necessary to state, that no specific remedy of dead flesh. The voice is nearly gone; has yet been ascertained ; nor has any plan the respiration quick, irregular, and imper- of cure been sufficiently commended by fectly performed. The patient speaks in a success, to warrant its express recommenwhisper. He struggles for breath, and dation from authority. The Board have often lays his hand on his heart, to point already published a detailed statement of out the seat of his distress. Sometimes the methods of treatment adopted in India, there are rigid spasms of the legs, thighs, and of the different opinions entertained as and loins. The secretion of urine is totally to the use of bleeding, emetics, calomel, suspended ; vomiting and purging, which opium, &c. There is reason to believe are far from being the most important or that more information on this subject may dangerous symptoms, and which, in a very be obtained from those parts of the contigreat number of cases of the disease have nent where the disease is now prevailing; not been profuse, or have been arrested by but even should it be otherwise, the greatest medicine early in the attack, succeed. confidence may be reposed in the intelli
“ It is evident that the most urgent and gence and zeal which the medical practi. peculiar symptom of this disease is the tioners of this country will employ in estab sudden depression of the vital powers ; lishing an appropriate method of cure. proved by the diminished action of the heart,
“ HENRY HALFORD, the coldness of the surface and extremities,
“ President of the Board." and the stagnant state of the whole circulation. It is important to advert to this fact,
GLEANINGS. as pointing out the instant measures which
Important to Friendly Societies.-We learn, that on may safely and beneficially be employed the 16th ult, the presidents, and other official mem
bers of eight respectable societies in London, in conwhere medical aid cannot immediately be junction with Mr. Wright, presented, by the hands of
Mr. Wilks, a petition to the House of Commons, procured. All means tending to restore
praying for a revision of the laws respecting these the circulation and maintain the warmth of valuable institutions. Upon the motion of Mr. Wilks,
it was ordered, that returns should be made to parlia the body should be had recourse to without ment of all rules which were enrolled between the delay. The patients should always imme
years 1793 and 1829; and, at the same time, Mr. Wilks
also gave notice that he should shortly move to have diately be put to bed, wrapped up in hot the time extended for enrolling the rules, under the
act 10 Geo. IV. c. 56, until the sense of the societies blankets, and warmth should be sustained
throughout the kingdom can be collected, as to the by other external applications, such as
improvements suggested in the said petition. The
petition states, that the expense of enrolling the rules repeated frictions with flannels and cam- of the 12,000 societies, under the said act, will, in the
aggregate, be about 360,0001. The uppecessary exphorated spirits ; poultices of mustard and
penditure of this sum, together with many other
serious expenses, tending to impoverish the societies, Mr. Wright undertakes to demonstrate, at any public meeting which the friends of these benevolent insti. tutions may convene in Loudon. Further information may be obtained, on application to Mr. Wilkins, No. 60. Holborn Hill, London.
Modern Fashionable Life. --The nobility and higher orders of this country seldom rise from their beds much before mid-day; they then breakfast upon dainties provided to excite their languid appetites; they afterwards prepare for what they call exercise, which, after partaking of anoiher meal, consists in being dragged in a carriage, or sanntering on horseback, in the park, or principal streets in the metro. polis, where they leisurely pass, an hour or two. Their time of dipper is generally about seven or eight o'clock in the evening, when they sit down to a table loaded with every luxury that can be procured, whether in or out of season, and consisting of several courses of rich soups, various sauces, and variously compounded dishes, wherein the principal ingredients are lost in up natural cookery, all of which, however innocent in themselves, are, from their combinations, rendered most pernicious; these are accompanied with liquors of the most inviting flavours, and most intoxicating qualities.- Whatever may be the moderation of a man, or however guarded may be his intentions, when exposed to snch accumulated temp. tations as are here presented to him, it is difficult to believe he will not exceed the bounds of the juist moderation essential to the preservation of health. What then must be the excesses of those who, not content with the ordinary powers of the stomach to minister to the indulgence of the palate, have recourse to drugs, tonics, and artificial provocatives, to excite and stimulate it to efforts beyond its strength, in the reception of the pernicious trash which is only bastening it to its destruction, But the excesses of the table do not terminate the follies of our votaries of fashion; after indulging to satiety, they hasten to the crowded circles of gaiety and dissipation, there to pass the night in an atmosphere composed wholly of their own respirations, till, exhausted by fatigue, and oppressed by repletion, they throw themselves upon their beds about sunrise, and sleep a few hours in a room from which every breath of pure air is most cautionsly excluded.--Pinney's Code of Health.
Suspended Animation. It having appeared, in the course of the examination into the circumstances atiending the late melancholy accident, by which Sir Joseph Yorke and three other individuals lost their lives, that a grievous want of knowledge of the means by which suspended animation may be restored, in cases of this sort, prevailed among those who took an active part in picking up the bodies of the unfortunate men, by which at least one life was lost, the following observations, extracted from a recent lecture by Sir Astley Cooper, will, it is to be hoped, be deemed not altogether unworthy of atten. tion :-" When a person is taken out of the water," says Sir Astley," pothing is so absurd, or so likely to cause death, as to hang the patient up by the heels. under a notion that the water will run out of his lungs. This has been practised, but it is most fatal, What I would recommend as the first thing to be done, even at the water's edge, is to lay the patient on his back, his head being a little elevated ; and then let some one press strongly on the breast hone, with both hands, so as to depress the ribs; and then let him spring up again, so as to indace respiration. After this, the patient should be taken to a moderately warm room, his clothes taken off, and his person wrapped in a blanket. If this cannot be done, let him be laid on a dung heap. It often happens that bleed. ing is necessary, to relieve the heart from an overload of blood. This should be done by making a small puucture in the jugular vein ; this must, of course, be done by a surgeon ; but what I have before recommended may be done by any person, and it requires no apparatus. After the respiration and the circulation of the blood are restored. commence friction, and give brandy. If you cannot succeed in restoring respiration by the mode I have mentioned, tie a handkerchief round the nozzle of a pair of bellows, press the nose of the patient, and put the end of the nozzle of the bellows into his mouth, and thus try to intlate the lungs."
England's king William.-- Three out of the four kings of this country who have borne the name of William, have been remarkably identified with the introduction of a new order of things. William of Normandy, by right of conquest, took possession of the land, and his followers left those castles, and many of those surnames, traces of wbich remain at this day. William of Nassau was the adopted mo. parch of the Revolution of 1688; to him we are in. debted for the maintenance of our civil and religious liherties against popish usurpation. Lastly, hing William the Fourth is likely to effect a change as memorable as those brought about by the instrumentality of his predecessors.
Coal.-The bed of coal, which, we believe, extends under the whole town of Sheffield, lies so near the surface, on the west side, that scores of loads, and some large, have been carted away during the formation of Fitzwilliam street; it lies immediately beDeath a bed of strong clay.-She theld Iris. Exeter Hall.-Sir Christopher Wren
says, that churches should not exceed 90 feet long by 60 broad, which makes 5.400 square feet. Exeter Hall, the new building for holding the public meetings, is 130 feet long by 76 wide, which makes 9,880 square feet; being an excess of 4,480 square feet,-so that it is, if measured by Sir Christopher Wrep's alandard, nearly one half too large. This probably accounts for the difhculty experienced in the large room in hearing the speakers from the platform to advantage. The expense of erecting this building was 28,0001.
Longevity.--Lately died at Jamaica, Joseph Ram, a black, helonging to Morice Hall's estate, at the extraordinary age of 146.
The City of the Dead. The neighbourhood of Thebes presents a subject worthy of attention, and quite characteristic of an Egyptian capital, -the Necropolis, or City of the Dead. Proceeding on the idea that the human being only sojourns for a time in the land of he living, but that the tomb is his permanent dwelling place, the inhabitants of this magnificent metropolis lavished much of their wealth and taste on the decorations of their sepulchres. The mountains on the western side of Thebes have been pearly hollowed out in order to supply tombs for the inhabitants; while an adjoining valley, remarkable for its solitary and gloomy aspect, appears to have been selected by persons of rank as the receptacle of their mortal remains. The darkest recesses of these pits and chambers have been explored by travellers in search of such antiquities as might illustrate the ancient manners of the people, as well as by those mercenary dealers in mummies, who make a trade of human hones, coffins, and funeral lining.- Edinhurgh Cabinet Library, No. 3, View of Ancient and Modern Egypt.
Sagacity of Dogs in Madagascar.-The dogs are said to be so sagacions, that, when one has occasion to cross a river, he will stand barking on the bank considerably Jower than the point where he means to allempt his passage. When all alligators have been attracied to the former spot, away he runs full speed, plunges into the stream at a safe distance, and swims over, before the enemy can sail back against the current to interrupt him.- Bennett and Tyerman's Voyages and Travels
Curinis Anecdote.-The following story, connected with the history of a spaniel, whose portrait may be seen at Messrs. Stroud and Co's., printsellers, Strand, is well authenticated. The animal was in the possession of a very poor man.living in Brook-street, Holborn, and was the admiration of the neighbourhood : the Proprietor was frequently offered money for her, but invariably refused it; at length, a lady was so struck with the beauty of the little creature, i hat she offered 151. for her : this sum was, however, refused; but, at the lady's request, the owner of the dok gave his address. The lady called next day, and offered a lottery ticket and 5l. The offer was accepted, and in four davs the dog seller way in possession of 20,0001, ! the ticket having been drawn a capital prize.
Anecdote of Paganini.-We have heard an anecdote of this extraordinary man, which speaks volumes for the goodness of his heart. One day, while walking in the streets of Vienna, he saw a poor boy playing upon his violin; and, on entering into conversation with him, he found that he maintained his mother and several little brothers and sisters by what he picked up as an itinerant musician. Paganini immediately gave him all the money he had about him ; then, taking the boy's violin, commenced playing, and, when he had collected a vast crowd, pulled off his hat, made a collection, and gave it to ihe poor boy, amid the acclamations of the multitude. --Athenaum.
The Burning Cliff at Holieorth-near Weymouth, is now becoming an object of particular attention. Fissures have, within the last fortnight, opened, dis. charging vapour at another part, about five hundred feet to the westward of the long line of apertures, which have for some time past been active in operation.-Hampshire Advertiser, June 4, 1831.
Remarkable Fatality of the late Mr. Huskisson. There are some persons who are reported never to bave gone into action without being wounded. Mr. Huskisson Breins to have laboured under a similar fatality, in regard to accidents, from his earliest in. fancy to that faral one which closed his career. When a child, he fractured his arm; a few days before his marriage, his horse fell with him, and he was severely hurt; soon after, he was knocked down by the pole of a carriage, just at the entrance to the Horse Guards; in the autumn of 1801, being then in Scotland, at the Duke of Athol's, he missed his distance in attempting
to leap the moat, and gave himself a most violent sprain of tbe
ankle, accompanied with a considerable laceration of some of the tendons and ligaments of his foot, and it was many weeks before he was able to leave Scotland : indeed, the effects of this accident were visible in his gait during the remainder of his life. He afterwards fractured his arm by a fall from his horse, at Petworth; and again, in 1817, by his carriage being overturned. On this occasion, done of his surgeons could discover the precise nature of the mischief; hat Sir Astley Cooper was of opinion that the bone was split from the fracture up to the joint. The recovery was slow, and his sufferings very severe, as all kinds of experiments were employed to prevent the joint from stiffeuing. In spite of every exertion, he never recovered the full use of his arm, and a visible alteration in the spirit and elasticity of his carriage resulted from the injury. He was constantly encountering accidents of minor importance, and the frequency of them, joined to a frame en feebled from the severe illness under which he suffered duriug his latter years, had given rise to à certain hesitation in his movements, wherever any crowd or obstacle impeded him, which may, perhaps, in some degree, have led to his last fatal misfortune. - Biographical Memoirs of Mr. Huskisson.
Hustings. The term busting, or bustings, as applied to the scaffold erected at elections, from which candidates address the electors, is derived from the Court of Hustings, of Saxon origin, and the most ancient in the kingdom. Its name is a compound of hers and ding; the former implying a house, aud the latter a thing, cause, suit, or plea ; whereby it is manifest that husding imports a house or hall, wherein causes are heard and determined; which is further evíoced by the Saxon dingere or thingere, an advocate or lawyer.
Population of Rome.-The Diario ai Roma has published the following statement of the population of Rome, during the twelve months which elapsed be. tween Easter, 1829, and Easter. 18.30: Parish churches, 54; families, 34.805 ; bishops, 30; priests, 1,455; monks and friars, 1,946 : nuns, 1,385 ; seminarists and collegians, 560;: heretics, Turks, and infidels, exclu. sire of Jews,“ 206; prepared for the sacrament, 107.433; not prepared for the sacrament, 39 852; marriages. 1.068 ; male baptisms, 2,339; female baptisms, 2.351 - total baptisms, 4,680; male deaths, 2,889; female deaths, 2.113-total deaths, 4.995; males of all ages, 77,475; females of all ages, 69,880 : total population, 147,385
Recipe for Contagious Diseases. The following is the recipe for destroying contagione misasmata, for which, some years ago, parliament rewarded Dr. J. C. Smith with 5,0001 :-Rec. 6. gr. of powdered nitre. 6 qr. of oil of vitriol, mix them up in a teacup, by adding to the nitre ope drachm of the oil at a time. to be placed during the preparation on a hot hearth, or plate of beaten iron, and the mixture stirred with a tobacco-pipe. The cup is to be placed in different parts of the sick room.- Bristol Mirror.
Workings of Despotism; Emperor Paul.- A lady, wife of a general in the army, hastening into St. Petersburgh from the country, to procure medical advice for her sick husband, passed the czar ipadvertently, and was immediately arrested, and sent to prison. Alarm and anxiety threw her into a burning fever, which terminated in madness; and her hus. band died from the same causes, and for want of proper care and attendance. On being presente to Panl, it was necessary to drop plump on your knees, with force enough to make the floor ring as if a musket had been grounded, and to kiss his hand with energy sufficient to certify to all present the honour which you had just enjoyed. Prince George Galitzin was placed under arrest for kissing his hand too peg. ligently. When enraged, he lost all command of himself, which sometimes gave rise to very curious scenes. In one of his famous passions, flourishing his case, he struck by accident the branch of a large lustre, and broke it, whereupon he commenced a serious attack, from which he did not relax until he bad entirely demolished his brittle antagonist.-His. sorical Parallels, Library of Entertaining Knowledge.
Part XXXI. of the National Portrait Gallery pre Bents Likenesses of John Scott Earl of Eldon, Sir Alexander Johaston, and Thomas Moore, Esq., with corresponding Memoirs.
Part VI. of the Life and Times of William the Fourth.
Vol. II. of the Entire Works of the Rev. Robert Hall, under the superintendence of Olinthus Gregory, LL. D.
The Voluntary Nature of Divine Institations, sed the Arbitrary Character of the Church of England. By J. Maurice.
Lael and Chilon, or the Modern Eremites ; Narratives illustrative of some of the leading Doctrines of the Bible.
Population Census of the West Riding of Yorkshire, for 1801, 1811, 1891, and 1831.
Balaam. By the Author of Modern Fanaticism Upveiled.
A Brief View of the Sacred History. By Esther Copley.
Lardner's Cabinet Cyclopedia, Vol. 23. France III. Pulpit, Nos. 464, 465.
Divines of the Church of England. Works of Jeremy Taylor. Vol. V.
The Travels of True Godliness. By the Rev. Ben. Keach.
Memoirs of Miss Elizabeth Spreckley, of Melloa Mobray. By R. Woolerston,
British Chronology made Easy and Entertaining. By T. Keyworth.
A Call to Professing Christians on Temperance.
Family Classical library, No. XXII. Thucydides
In the Press. Fisher's Drawing-room Scrap-hook, a New Annual, in demy quarto, containing Thirty-six highly finished Engravings, accompanied with Poetical Illustrations by L, E. L-To be ready about the middle of December-forming a genuine and desirable novelty for a Christmas present, or New Year's gift.
Vol. II. which completes the work, of A Concise View of the Succession of Sacred Literature, in a Chronological Arrangement of Authors and their Works, from the Invention of Alphabetical Characters, to the Year 1300. By J. B. B. Clarke, M.A., of Trinity College, Cambridge, and Chaplain to H.R.H. the Duke of Sussex.
Ecclesiastical Library, Vol. II. Miscellaneous Series, including Essays on the Spirituality of the Kingdom of Christ.
Selections from the Edinbargh Review ; comprising the best articles in that Journal, from its commencement to the present time: with a Preliminary Disser. tation, and Explanatory Notes. Edited by Maurice Cross, Secretary of the Belfast Historic Society. 4 vols.
'l'he Traditions of Lancashire : Second Series. In 2 vols. 8vo. Dedicated to the Right tlonourable Lord Stanley. By J. Roby, M.R.S.L.
The Sacred History of the World, from the Creation to the Deluge, attempted to be philosophically coosidered, in a series of Letters to a Son. By Sharon Turner, F.A.S. F.R,S. In 1 vol. 8vo. The Shakespearean Dictionary, being a complete Collection of the Expressions of Shakespeare, in Prose and Verse, from a few Words, to fifty or more Lines.
A splendid View of the City of Edinburgh, from the Top of Arthur's Seat, is now being engraved by Reeves, in his best style, ou a scale of O by 13 inches,' from a very accurate and compreheosire Drawing, recently taken on the spot, by that talented artist, W. Purser. Esq.
By Charles Swain, Author of Metrical Essays, 'The Mind, a Poem, in two parts, with other Poems : embodying a second edition of the Beauties of the Mind, a poetical sketch.
Preparing for Publication. Time's Telescope, for the next year, is to be much increased in its attractions. The Astronomical de. partment is to be written by Mr. Barker. The portion devoted to the Appearances of the Seasons, is to be from the pen of Professor Rennie, of King's College.
By Mr. Taylor, in a pocket volume, Useful Geometry, practically exemplified in a series of Diagrams, with clear and concise instructions for working them.
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