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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 never 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
to act as a purgative. I have never used it, and have no knowledge of it myself. Cayenne is an active stimulant; lobelia is also. Lobelia I do consider ought not to be used by any but those who are judicious and acquainted with its effects and qualities; consider it a dan gerous article, and think it improper to be used without experience of persons of good judgment. His pulse was too feeble to be bled from the arm.
Bell sent for me at first. Was examined at the Coroner's inquest, which was held about 8 o'clock in the evening. Bell and Burke both stated before the jury that they had administered lobelia and cayenne pepper, and that it had the effect they intended. They said the injection was composed of No. 6, and the composition powder. They gave what I consider large
for me to see much of her situation. I then left her. Burke said she recovered. I saw her on Saturday, and on Monday I met some of the members of the society, who said she was mending. I am not aware of having expressed any surprise.
Saw nothing like cholera in the case of Mr. Hazelip; there was no cramps, but there was convulsions. The lungs wer3 slightly adhered to the chest, but that could not have produced his death. There was some disease of a chronic character, but it could not have caused his death. I consider the effect of the treat.. ment was to aggravate these slight chronic diseases; they could not have produced his death; and for all the effect they could have caused, he would have lived to an old age. When I first came, there was a tendency to convulsions, which I attributed
air was clear. The mischief was done before I entered the room. The man was sponged with cold water by Burke, while in a state of perspiration. Did not know, until they told me, before the jury of inquest, what they had done, and the treatment they had pursued. The sponge was used, while the steaming was going on. He was in a profuse perspiration when I reached there. He was sponged with cold water on the face and breast, while steaming, I attribute the symptoms to the operation of the whole treatment; from the steam and internal stimulants administered. Cannot explain why the patches of inflammation were in the bowels. If the strong stimulating medicines used, had come in contact with the bowels, they might have produced general inflammation. No one part of the stomach is more likely or predisposed to inflammation than another. Neither is one part of the bowels more liable to inflam.
mended by physiciains as a specific for the asthma; believe a distinguished physician used it upon himself, and took it in the form of a tincture, by dissolving it in spirits, and threw as much into it as the spirits would abstract. All our medical works mention lobelia as dangerous, and I do think it a dangerous article, in unskilful hands. About ten grains of lobelia, in dry leaves, is an ordinary dose; this is simetimes increased to twenty grains. The valerian is used as a nervine. They have a powder they call No. 6; am well acquainted with it. Am frequently subject to a nervous headache, and, in one of my visits to a friend's house, at his request, I took a little of it to relieve my headache, but it had not the effect. The lungs in the case of Hazelip, were more engorged than the brain. There might have been a strong predisposition to that engorgement. The tendency of the vapor bath
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 we 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 profitable. 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
and also washed his face with cavenne 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 chairten grains more than two or
was there to elevate it. There are two windows in the room. The room is a small one. The door was also open. Dr. Knapp was then in attendance, and I
liberate opinion, formed from what I saw while in the room, as well as at the post-mortem examination, that his death was occasioned from the treatment which he received. The report away. They did not apply any. of the inquest was drawn up by thing more than phials to his Professor Geddings. The jurynostrils, 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 received 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 ! We examined all the witnesses first saw Hazelip he was dead. before the jury of inquest. Was requested by the Coroner
Barnet McCauly. Saw a: 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 was. he was found dead; found his Went there through curiosity to body in the third story of Bell's see a man going through the house, and examined it exsteam. 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 were 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 sev. cot, and this was about five or eral patches of inflammation of seven minutes before I went considerable extent. The surface 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 inflamma-had 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 or 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 were slightly congested. cine when administered in 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 was 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