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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 peated, 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 estabsudden 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 con: where 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 shonld be made to parlia the body should be had recourse to without ment of all rules which were eprolled between the
years 1793 and 1829; and, at the same time, Mr. Wilks delay. The patients should always imme
also gave notice that he should shortly more 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 ex. phorated spirits ; poultices of mustard and penditure of this sum, together. With many other
serious crpenses, 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 London. 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 rpon dainties provided to excite their languid appetites ; thev afterwards prepare for what they call exercise, which, after partaking of anoiher meal. consists in being dranged in a carriage, or sanntering on horseback, in the park, or principal streets in the metropolis, where they leisurely pass an hour or two. Their time of dinner is generally about seven or eight o'clock in the evening, when they sit down to a table loaded with erery luxury that can be procured, whether in or out of season, and consisting of several courses of rich soups, various sances, and variously compounded dishes, wherein the principal ingredients are lost in unnatural 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 mode. ration of a man, or however guarded may be his intentions, when exposed to snch accumulated temptations as are here presented to him, it is diflicult to believe he will not exceed the bounds of the just moderation essential to the preservation of bealth. 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 effores beyond its strength, in the reception of the pernicious trash which is only hastening it to its destruction. But the excesses of the table do pot terminate the follies of our yotaries of fashion; after indulging to satiety, they hasten to the crowded circles of gaiety and dissipation, there to pass the pikht in an atmosphere composed wholly of their own respirations, till, exhausted by fatigue, and oppressed by repletion, they throw themselves upon their beds abont sunrise ,' and sleep a few hours in a room from wbich every breath of pure air is most cantionsly excluded.- Pinney's Code of Health,
Suspended Animation.-It haring appeared, in the course of the examination into the circumstances at:ending the late melancholy accident, by which Sir Joseph Yorke and three other individuals lost their lives, that a grievous want of knowledge of tho 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 alten. tion :- When a person is taken out of the water." says Sir Astley, " nothing 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 induce 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 oiten happens that bleed ing is necessary, to relieve the heart from an overload of blood. This shonld be done by making a small puncture 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 circula. tion 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 ihe end of the Dozzle of the bellows into his mouth, and thus try to intiate 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 which remain at this day. William of Nassan was the adopted mo. parch of the Revolution of 1688: to him we are indebted for the maintenance of our civil and religious liberties against popish usurpation. Lastly, King 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 for mation of Fitzwilliam street, it lies immediately beDeath a bed of strong clay.-Sheffield 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 feel,-so that it is, if measured by Sir Christopher Wren's standard, Dearly one half 100 large. This probably accounts for the difficulty 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, ai 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 nearly 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.- Edinburgh Cabinet Library, No. 3, View of Ancient and Modern Egypr.
Sagacity of Dogs in Madagascar. - The dogs are said to he so sagacious, that, when one has occasion to cross a river, he will stand barking on the bank considerably lower than the point where he means to attempt 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.
('urinus Anecdote.-The following story, connected with the history of a spaniel, whose portrait may be seen at Messrs. Stroud and Co's., prinisellers, 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 mouey for her, but invariably refused it; ar length, a lady was 60 struck with the beauty of the little creature, ibat she offered 151. for her : this sum was, however, refused; but, at the lady's request, the owner of the dog gave his address. The lady called next day, and offered a lottery ticket and 57. The offer was accepted, and in four days the dog seller was in possession of 20,0001.! the ticket having been drawn a capital prize.
Anecdote of Paganini. We have heard an anecdoto of this extraordinary man, which speaks volumes for the goodness of heart. One day, while Ik ing 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, iaking the boy's violin, commenced playing, and, when he had collected a vast crowd, pulled off bis hat, made a collection, and gave it to the poor boy, amid the acclamations of the multitude.- Aihenaum.
The Burning Cliff at Holzorth-near Weymouth, is now becoming an object of particular attention. Fissures bave, within the last fortnight, opened, discharging 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 operatiou.- Hampshire Advertiser, June 4, 1831.
Remarkable Fatality of the late Mr. Huskisson.There are some person who are reported never to bave gone into action without being wounded. Mr. Huskisson seems to have laboured under a sitlilar fatality, in regard to accidents, from his earliest infancy to that fatal one which closed his career. When a cbild, 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 Part XXXI. of the National Portrait Gallery presprain of the ankle, accompanied with a coosiderable sents Likenesses of John Scott Earl of Eldon, Sir laceration of some of the tendons and ligaments of Alexander Johnston, and Thomas Moore, Esq., with his foot, and it was many weeks before he was able corresponding Memoirs. to leave Scotland : indeed, the effects of this accident Part VI. of the Life and Times of William the were visible in his gait during the remainder of his Fourth. life. He afterwards fractured his arm by a fall from Vol. II. of the Enure Works of the Rev. Robert his horse, at Perworth ; aud again, in 1817, by his Hall, under the superintendeoce of Oliothus Gregory, carriage being overturned. On this occasion, done LL, D. of his surgeons could discover the precise nature of The Voluntary Nature of Divine Institutions, sod the mischief; hat Sir Astley Cooper was of opinion the Arbitrary Character of the Church of England. that the bone was split from the fracture up to the By J. Mourice. joint. The recovery was slow, and his sufferings Lael and Chilon, or the Modern Eremites ; NarVery severe, as all kinds of experiments were em- ratives illustrative of some of the leading Doctrines ployed to prevent the joint from stiffening. In spite of the Bible. of every exertion, he never recovered the full use of Population Census of the West Riding of Yorkhis arm, and a visible alteration in the spirit and shire, for 1801, 1811, 1891, and 1831. elasticity of his carriage resulted from the injury. Balaam. By the Author of Modern Fanaticism He was constantly encountering accidents of minor
Upveiled. importance, and the frequency of them, joined to a A Brief View of the Sacred History. By Esther frame en feebled from the severe illness under which Copley. he suffered duriug bis latter years, had giveo rise to Lardoer's Cabinet Cyclopedia, Vol. 23. France III. a certain hesitation in his movements, wherever any Pulpit, Nos. 464, 465. crowd or obstacle impeded him, which may, perhaps, Divines of the Church of England. Works of in some degree, have led to his last fatal misfortune. Jeremy Taylor. Vol. V. - Biographical Memoirs of Mr. Huskisson.
The Travels of True Godliness. By the Rev. Ben. Hustings. The term busting, or hustings, as ap
Keach. plied to ihe scaffold erected at elections, from which
Memoirs of Miss Elizabeth Spreckley, of Melloa candidates address the electors, is derived from the Mobray. By R. Woolerston. Court of Hustings of Saxon origio, and the most
British Chronology made Easy and Entertaining. ancient in the kingdom. Its name is a compound of
By T. Keyworth. hers and ding; the former implying a house, aud the
A Call to Professing Christians on Temperance, latter a thing, cause, suit, or plea; whereby it is
By the Rev. Austin Dickinson, A.M. manifest that husding imports a house or hall, wherein
Anti-Slavery Reporter, No. 88. causes are heard and determined; which is further
Harmonicon, for October, No. 46. evioced by the Saxon dingere or thingere, an advocate
Memoir of William Fox, Esq., Founder of the or lawyer,
Sunday School Union. By Joseph Ivimey,
Family Classical Library, No. XXII. Thucydides Population of Rome.-The Diario ai Roma has pab. Vol. ill. lished the following statement of the population of
The Amulet, for 1832. Edited by S. C. Hall. Rome, during the twelve months which elapsed be.
Friendship's Offering, for 1839 tween Easter, 1829, and Easter, 18.30: Parish churches,
Juvenile Forget-Me-Not, for 1832. 54; families, 34.805 ; bishops, 30; priests, 1,455 The Amethyst. monks and friars, 1.986 ; Duns. 1,385 , seminarists and collegians, 560; heretics, Turks, and infidels, exclu.
In the Press. sive of Jews, 206 ; prepared for the sacrament, Fisher's Drawing-room Scrap-hook, a New Annual, 107.433; pot prepared for the sacrament, 39 859; in demy quarto, containing Thirty-six highly fin. marriages. 1.068; male baptisms, 2,339; female bap. ished Engravings, accompanied with Poetical Hlus tisms, 2,351 - total baprisins, 4,680; male deaths, trations by L. E. L.-lo be ready about the middle 2.882; female deaths, 2.113-total deaths, 4.995; males of December-forming a genuine and desirable novelty of all ages, 77,475; females of all ages, 69,880 : total for a Christmas present, or New Year's gift. population, 147,385
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