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lived. The inflammation on the doses, a teaspoonful of lobelia. bowels had the appearance of I am not certain how much is being recently produced. Steam an ordinary dose, ten or twenty baths are sometimes resorted to; grains I think, but do not know such for instance as that used how to measure by teaspoonfuls. by Dr. Jennings, but I have The cayenne pepper was given never used one except by the ap- in the composition powder. The plication of hot bricks. His medicine produced vomiting. looks were of a full habit, and They have a powder, No. 6, appeared about twenty-seven or given as an injection with lotwenty-eight years of age. Cay- belia also, with a nerve powder, enne pepper is a strong stimu- The injection was of No. 6, and lant, and is, I believe, never they referred to the book; the used as an injection, but by the cayenne is one of the ingrediadvocates of this system; but I ents of No. 6. have known brandy used under Recollect a case in which I particular circumstances. The have known Mr. Burke to have summer before last when many administered. At the time the died of drinking cold water, I cholera was raging, a female used brandy, and sometimes pro- was attacked in French alley. cured relief. I

knew She was in a back room. I felt lobelia to be used by any, except her pulse; it was laboring under the advocates of this system. cholera. Burke was treating The effect of lobelia it is said, is her. It was too dark in the room to act as a purgative. I have for me to see much of her situnever used it, and have no ation. I then left her. Burke knowledge of it myself. Cay- said she recovered. I saw her enne is

active stimulant; on Saturday, and on Monday I lobelia is also. Lobelia I do con- met some of the members of the sider ought not to be used by society, who said she was mendany but those who are judicious ing. I am not aware of having and acquainted with its effects expressed any surprise. and qualities; consider it a dan- Saw nothing like cholera in gerous article, and think it im

the case of Mr. Hazelip; there proper to be used without ex

was no cramps, but there was perience of persons of good convulsions. The lungs were judgment. His pulse was too slightly adhered to the chest, but feeble to be bled from the arm. that could not have produced his

Bell sent for me at first. Was death. There was some disease examined at the Coroner's in- of a chronic character, but it quest, which was held about 8 could not have caused his death. o'clock in the evening. Bell I consider the effect of the treat.. and Burke both stated before ment was to aggravate these the jury that they had admin- slight

slight chronic diseases; they istered lobelia and cayenne pep- could not have produced his per, and that it had the effect death; and for all the effect they they intended. They said the in- could have caused, he would jection was composed of No. 6, have lived to an old age. When and the composition powder. I first came, there was a tendency They gave what I consider large to convulsions, which I attributed

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to the pressure on

the brain. mation than another. When I They have a powder they use, felt his pulse it was very feeble, which they call No. 6; I have and that was the reason I did seen it.

not bleed, or attempt to bleed,

from the arm. The redness of December 13.

the face and eyes indicated conDr. Cole. When I reached gestion, and I thought it necesBell's, Hazelip was lying on the sary to abstract blood from the bedstead; the windows in the artery; could not in his then room were all down; the patient state, adopt general bleeding. was wrapped up in blankets. A Am not acquainted with lobelia, sudden check of perspiration is and have never used it; always likely to produce serious conse- considered it a very dangerous quences, particularly where there medicine when administered by has been a great excitement of persons not well acquainted with the system; and a sudden check its effects, and I have always of the perspiration would be found other medicines to answer likely to produce those symp- the same purpose.

Dr. Cutler toms of congestion which I al- was, I believe, the first one who luded to yesterday. The day has introduced lobelia into rewas very pleasant and fine; the cent notice. It has been recomair was clear. The mischief was mended by physiciains as a spedone before I entered the room. cific for the asthma; believe a The man was sponged with cold distinguished physician used it water by Burke, while in a state upon himself, and took it in the of perspiration. Did not know, form of a tincture, by dissolving until they told me, before the it in spirits, and threw as much jury of inquest, what they had into it as the spirits would abdone, and the treatment they had stract. All our medical works pursued. The sponge was used, mention lobelia as dangerous, while the steaming was going on. and I do think it a dangerous He was in a profuse perspira- article, in unskilful hands. tion when I reached there. He About ten grains of lobelia, in was sponged with cold water on dry leaves, is an ordinary dose; the ace and breast, while steam- this is simetimes increased to ing, I attribute the symptoms twenty grains. The valerian is to the operation of the whole used as a nervine. They have a treatment; from the steam and powder they call No. 6; am well internal stimulants administered. acquainted with it. Am freCannot explain why the patches quently subject to a nervous of inflammation

in the headache, and, in one of my visbowels. If the strong stimulat- its to a friend's house, at his reing medicines used, had come in quest, I took a little of it to recontact with the bowels, they lieve my headache, but it had might have produced general in- not the effect. The lungs in the flammation. No one part of the case of Hazelip, were more enstomach is more likely or predis- gorged than the brain. There posed to inflammation than an- might have been a strong preother. Neither is one part of disposition to that engorgement. the bowels more liable to inflam- The tendency of the vapor bath

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is to excite all the vessels on the left the man, thinking he must surface of the body, and unite

die. Mr. Moflit was the person the circulation on the surface. who went for Dr. Knapp. Mr. In this case, I discovered the Bell sent for me. When there brain, bowels and lungs were is an engorgement of the blood affected by this steaming. It vessels, we bleed without referwould not have a tendency to ence to perspiration. Mr. Burke relieve congestion, if the steam has been practicing for some was continued for a length of time. He has on several octime. All the circumstances led casions invited me to attend with us to the conclusion that he came him, to see his cases, and it was to his death by the treatment in consequence of this general pursued. If it were not for the invitation, as well as a special testimony at the post-mortem one, that I went to see his paexamination, by which tient in French alley. learned the treatment which had

I attended a family who had been pursued, we might not have Smith and Thomson's system of been able to come to any positive medicine in their house, and were conclusion upon the subject; it very partial to it; but they was only by hearing the treat- would never administer without ment, and then an examination advice. They frequently urged of its effects, that we came to me to abandon the system I the conclusion. When I made practice and adopt it, alleging the attempt to open the artery, that if I did so I would find it I told Bell to apply mustard

At the decease of plasters to his feet and arms. I this gentleman his books were then went away. I did not know presented to me.

The common any other physician had been characteristic of cholera is consent for. The only change I gestion, not inflammation. Did caused in the treatment was the not discover in this case any attempt to sever the artery and symptoms of cholera when I first the application of the mustard went, nor did I find any on the plasters. Dr. Knapp, when he

post-mortem examination. Never came, asked for a lancet, and cut

had an opportunity of being the artery. Burke was then

present at the dissection of a holding the head of the patient, case of cholera. With regard to and also washed his face with cayenne pepper, we might percamphor. The windows were haps give six, eight or ten open, and Hazelip was wrapped grains; a teaspoonful is about up in blankets. The windows thirty grains; weighed it to aswere continued open during my certain the quantity. I would second visit. The head of the not under any circumstances patient was slightly elevated, but give more than the six, eight or I do not recollect that a chair ten grains more than two was placed behind him, or what three times a day. It is my dewas there to elevate it. There liberate opinion, formed from are two windows in the room. what I saw while in the room, The room is a small one. The as well as at the post-mortem exdoor was also open. Dr. Knapp amination, that his death was ocwas then in attendance, and I casioned from the treatment

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which he received. The report away. They did not apply anyof the inquest was drawn up by thing more than phials to his Professor Geddings. The jury nostrils, nor did they give him asked our opinion, and we re- anything while I was there. He tired to consult upon the case;

did not ask to be released more our opinion was given unani

than once.

He did ask how long mously. Know of no blank he would be kept, and receiverl sheet being signed by the phy- for answer not more than ten or sicians. The report was signed fifteen minutes. by all the physicians present. Professor Geddings. When I We examined all the witnesses first saw Hazelip he was dead. before the jury of inquest. Was requested by the Coroner

Barnet McCauly. Saw to conduct the post-mortem exman in the steam bath; did not amination. The coroner insee him after his death; do not formed me that a man was treatknow positively that it was Mr. ed by the Thomsonians, and that Hazelip, but believe it he was found dead; found his Went there through curiosity to body in the third story of Bell's

a man going through the house, and examined it steam. Mr. Seabrook told me ternally, but found no marks of that there was a man upstairs injury except the artery which who was going through the

was cut by Dr. Cole, and a slight steam.

He lives with Mr. Bell. abrasion on the instep of the When I got up to the room, I right foot, not of recent origin. found Burke, Bell and Mr. Moffit There was great rigidity of the there. This was about 11 o'clock.

body, the muscles

very Hazelip seemed to be in a very rigid. On laying open the cavity uneasy situation from perspira- of the chest the lungs were found tion. He asked how long for much engorged with blood, the God's sake he would be kept surface of the left lung adhered there. The reply was that it slightly to the chest; this apwould all be over in ten or fif- peared to have been of long teen minutes. Do not suppose standing, and to have had noththat I stayed more than fifteen ing to do with the recent circumminutes; he was on the steam cot stances. The heart was found all the time I did stay. There perfectly healthy. The heat in was nothing said about Dr. the cavity was very great, more Hintze being sent for. Saw so than I was accustomed to see them give him nothing, but saw such a long period after death. Burke reducing the steam. The The same elevated temperatura steam came very rapid. The was found in the cavity of the pipe was very warm, and I was abdomen. The stomach when obliged in feeling it to put my laid open was found to contain handkerchief between it and my a dirty looking fluid, part of hand, and then it felt very which was mucus, and part perwarm. The place where I felt haps what had been adminthe pipe was about the center, istered. On the lining membrane between the fire and the steam of the stomach there were sevcot, and this was about five or eral patches of inflammation of seven minutes before I went considerable extent. The surface

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of the membrane exhibited some have expressed. We all consymptoms of disease of long curred

in the examination. standing. Some papulae which There were patches of inflammahad nothing to do with the pres- tion on the stomach and intesent case. The small intestines tines, which appeared of recent were lined with mucus. The lin- origin. The morbid appearance ing membrane had also patches of the brain and covering I conof inflammation in lines ceived of recent origin. The streaks. There were also some slight congestion of the liver was points of deep color, bloodshot also of recent origin, but taken appearance. The evidence of in

separate from the rest, should flammation in the large intes- not have considered it of much tines less manifest; their con- importance. tents were considerable; they From the post-mortem examwere the natural contents of the ination, and the testimony giveli organ. Towards the lower parts before us at that time, I concalled the colon of the intestines, cluded, and it is now my opinion, there were several inches nar- he came to his death by the rowing. This contraction I con- medicines which were adminisceived of old standing, and had tered, particularly the lobelia no connection with the present and the steam, which were apcase. The surface of the liver plied at the same time. Mr. Bell, exhibited small white globular Dr. Cole, Dr. Knapp, Mr. West, spots, called tubercles, varying and Moflit, were examined befrom the size of a pin's head tu fore the jury of inquest; consider that of a pea. The same tubercu- the steam and the lobelia as lous degeneration existed in the having caused the most injury; substance of the liver, the ves- consider lobelia as a safe medisels

slightly congested.

congested. cine when administered The other organs in the cavity proper doses, and with discreof the abdomen were healthy. tion. Have the same opinion The appearance of the liver was with regard to the steam bath. that of old standing. We next Have seen similar appearances examined the brain; the serous

in death from other causes. coverings of the brain

Came to my conclusion from the somewhat injected with blood; post-mortem examination and there was also a slight conges- the testimony produced at that tion of the vessels of the sub- time. Should not have arrived, stance of the organ.

There was

perhaps, at the same conclusion a bloody fluid in the cavities of from the appearance, without the organ, and its lower surface. taking into consideration the After the organ was removed a treatment pursued. Should have considerable quantity of this considered, from the history of fluid sunk into the cavity in the circumstances, and the eviwhich the spinal marrow is con- dence before us, and am decidtained. This is all I am able to edly of opinion he had no seristate relative to the post-mortem ous disease when he went to the examination. Have heard what steam cot. The immediate effect Dr. Cole has stated; it is sub- of steam carried to the extent it stantially the same as I should was in this particular case, was

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