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ÆSCULAPIAN REGISTER.

1824.

ARS LONGA, VITA BREVIS.

PHILADELPHIA:
PUBLISHED BY ROBERT DESILVER, NO. 110, WALNUT STREET.

1824.

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Aerostation, if known to the ancients, 116 Cholic flatulent, Raymond's observations
Ale, immense quantity daily drank, 94

189
Anecdotes, medical,

204 Cleanliness, old Roman edicts on, 39
Animal Magnetism,

10, 27, 45, 59 Copaiba Balsam, its former free use, 54
Annuity paid for 19 years after death, 93 Combustion, spontaneous, instances of,
Apothecary, derivation of the name, 119, 139

4, 13, 14, 18
Apothecaries, observations on their prac-

by a leps of Ice,

62
tising as physicians, &c.

188 Coal-ashes, to what they may be applied,
Apples, to retain good, without grafting, 179 &c.

5
Arsenic, to distinguish from magnesia, 23 Constipation in pregnancy,

176
Avicenna, writer of a romance,

161 Croup, if its sounds can be noted by mu-
scal cbaracters,

29
Bacon Lord, on the heart leaping after Cynanche trachealis, on its antiquity,

34
removal from the body,

125

cases of in cats, 40, 102
on one who hung himself in joke, 126
Bathing and watering places, obervations Damp walls, to cure,

162
on,
92 Death, its ministers.

197
Bezoar,

81 Degree of M. D. conferred on a lady, 62
Christmas, verses on,

202 Degrees in Universities, account of, 82
Biliary concretions in large amount, 197 Diabetes, immense discharge in,

86
Black Drop, and observations on,

53 Dispensary, diseases entered at, :8, 32, 54
Blood, its buffy coat, first explained by Dissections, on, and publications in news-
Sydenham,

62
papers, relating to

33
Blue Devils, and old women,

91 Dogs, their number, &c. in Gr. Britain,
Blood, calculation on its circulation, 86 Dover's powders, original receipt and ob-
Bones tinged by Madder, long known, 29 servations,

23
Boston Med. Intelligencer, observations Doctors, female,

79
on their remarks,

44 Drowned person, singular modes to dis-
Bottles stoppers of, to loosen,

71
cover,

47, 63
Body, Lalande's left for dissection, by his Dropsy, enormous amount of water, in
will,

177
tapping, &c.

110
of Laurens, burnt, by his will, 78
Books, on the care of,
115 Eating, observations on,

150
Breast-bone, case of defect of,
180 Elaterium, its use in dropsy,

156
Bronchotomy, in cases of drowning, 26 Epistaxis, various prescriptions for, 126
in sudden choaking, 119 Epsom salts,

36
Burial grounds, Prussian,

Ethics, Medical, of Dr. Percival, 15, 38, 79,
Burying alive, on the hazard of, and

165, 178, 187, 195
cases,

11, 17, 35, 43 Experiment superior to speculation, 107
Bullet, different effects of, at different dis- Exercise, its importance to health,
tances,
93 Extremities, elongation of,

197

164

97

Caul, advertised to sell,

85 Fascination of a game cock, by a circle of
Cardanus, starves himself, to fulfil his ho-

chalk, 107. The above referred to A.
roscope,
94 Kircher's,

189
Canon balls, how operating on the mind, Fistula, salivary, from a feather,

192
&c.
109 Fish, artificially hatched,

198
Chronological tables of Medicine, 111, &c. &c. Fever, intermittent,

129
Cholera Infantum,
46 Fotus, found in a boy,

190

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Panaceas,

Gas lights,

37 Names of diseases, their general incor-
Gamboge, as a vermifuge,

200 rectness,
Graduates of 1812-a list asked for, 202 Navy Medical Board, and remarks, 24
Guess, an English word, used by their Name, motto, and vignette, explained, p. 2
best writers,
13n Negro, changing the colour of his skin, 165,

166
Hair changed by fright,
94 Necrology,

8
Habit, on the influence of,

117 Nuisances, what embraced by the term, 5
Hair, in a man of one hundred and five, Night air,

150
becomes black again,

117 Noses, renewal of, before Taliacotius, 29
Health of the city, on the

89
Noddle pox,

61
Heart, on its repose,

7
Hogs, useful as scavengers,

Oil of Turpentine, largely drank, 40--94
Hosack's inaugural address,

75 recommended to form a diet drink for
Hospital, Pennsylvania,
195 scurvy,

62
Horse, cut for the stone,
94 Opium, English,

126
Hydrophobia prevented by sucking the

-, injected into the veins in tetanus, 164
wound,

164 Osteology, of the body in hexameter
verse,

126
Identity of persons, on, and instances, 22, 60 Osteo-sarcosis, case of,

146
Interments in Philadelphia, weekly, 32 Ovaria immensely enlarged,

158
Issue, a singular formation of one, 46

Parotid gland extirpated

160
King's Evil, cured by king's touch, 137 Palma christi oil, observations on its ex-

traction, &c.

86
Lambert Daniel, epitaph op,
85 Paracelsus, his arrogance,

78
Laudanum, Paracelsus', and observations Pathology,

194, 200
on,

52

38, 49, 65, 81, 113, 137
Lead, sugar of, large doses,

72 Philadelphia, as respects medical affairs, 169
Letter, extract from, of a physician, 174 Physicians, observations on the term,
Levant, on medical science in the, 192 Pbrenology, an old idea,

10
Light, what becomes of it,

130

Journal of, extracts from, 141
Liver, case of tapping the
142 Phrenological Society,

192
Lithophagi,
150 Phrenological,

150, 160
Lithotomy, set aside by Civiale's opera- Plague at Florence, from Boccacio, 171
tion,

182, 192

Plants, proper for different cattle, 180
Loadstone, a panacea,

82 Plague, its wonderful contagious powers,
Lobster, of its redness when boiled, 70 &c.

85, 99
Longevity, instances of,

154 Poisoning by arsenic, case and observa-
Lusus Naturæ,
37 tions,

3

Population, &c. of some of the principal
Mat, Med. number of its art, at different

cities of the United States,

62
periods,
30 Poison, if any absolute one,

86
Man, shorter at night than in the morn- Poisoned milk, from terror,

164
ing,
163 Porter, British, adulterated,

108
May bug, its complexity of structure, 128 Polydipsia, examples of,

109
Masquerade, lines on a character of a Preventives for the plague,

202
corpse, in a,

86 Practice among the rich and poor, 145
Measles, on their inoculation, 41, 57, 73 Prospectus,

p. 1
Meteorological observations,

Prescribing for patients, rapid,

78
Medical Society,

181, 196 Putrefaction of dead bodies, extraordina-
Mental alienation, Georget on, 51, 67, 84, ry exemption from,

102, 108
100, 124, 153, 185
Mortality, of London and Paris,

87 Questions proposed, 6, 12, 29, 38, 47, 52, 108
Mouth employed in painting,
120

116
Mortality, Swift's humorous description Quackery, death from tobacco,

124
180

observations as to some sources
Mummy,
113 of,

157

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Resuscitation unexpected, 104, 108, 180 Tapping,

164
Respiration, 100 muscles necessary to,

173
Tela aranearum;

78
Rhubarb, on cultivating in the U. States, ib. Temperature of different mineral and
Rumination, answer to question on, 37

other springs,

62

Thermometric heat of Philadelphia, 54
Sack, its virtues,
39 Tincture of the Moon,

152
Salivation, to check,
149 Torture,

121
Scorbutoid,

277 Tortoise, alive after long confinement in
Sea Serpent,
119 a bale of cotton,

179
Skin of a negro changes colour, 165, 166

Turner's Cerate,

59
Skin, colour of changed by terror, 79 Tutenag, or white copper, composition of, 72
Skin, its dilatability,

38
Sleep, loss of time from extra, table of, 171 Uterus extirpated,

142
Slavery, its first introduction into Virgi Urethra, on dilating the female,

148
nia,

149
Small pox and measles, if confined to man, 133 Vampyrism,

18, 26, 54, 69, 90
some observations on, &c. 166 Varicose veins cured by incision, 198
epitome of Sydenham's Histo Vertebræ of the neck, luxation of ré-
797 duced,

165
Snakestones,
65,133 Versatility of opinion,

105
Society for the relief of widows and or Verses in praise of Rheubarb,

70
phans of medical men,

25

on deafness,
Spectacles, their advantages,

198

on the dissection of a body, 132
Stomacb, on washing it out with a syringe, 56 on purchasing teeth by a dentist, 162
Stethoscope, a belp for deafness,

9
antidote to vanity,

178
Students of Medicine, and University of

on a finger chopped off and put on
Pennsylvania,
201 again,

179
Sulphat of quinine, doses of,
48 Vital principle, evidences of,

43
Sulphat of quinine, report of Philad. Col. Viper, a panacea,

49
of Ph. on its adulteration,

28 Vulgar opinions, extravagance of, 62
Superstition, cure for in miners,

126
Lapland,

163
Water Doctors,

107
Subscribers, notice to,

ib. Walls and wood, to preserve from damp, 162
Swimming school,

6 Weaver, an advertisement of one, 1998

Winds, the mode of influence, &c. 70
Tape-worm, a remedy for,

160

ry of,

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ASCULAPIAN REGISTER.

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ARS LONGA,

VITA BREVIS.

EDITED BY SEVERAL PHYSICIANS.

PUBLISHED BY R. DESILVER.

VOL. I.

PHILADELPHIA, THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 1824.

No. 1.

PROSPECTUS.

that
may

be observed on the part of

those who are in any way connected with HAD this paper been intended solely the health of its inhabitants. for the inspection of the Physician, ano- It cannot but be known to many, that ther form of publication might have pro- some persons, forgetful of what is due to perly been selected. We hope, however, the community, and intent only on perto obtain for it an interest in a wider sonal interest, have of late adulterated a sphere—its objects being partly of a popu- most important remedy, the Sulphat of lar character, although devoted expressly Quinine, by mixing with it articles which, to the concerns of health. Should the if not absolutely injurious, do at least plan on which we propose to conduct it greatly diminish its value. We learn, be approved, we cannot doubt an encourwith great satisfaction, that the College agement proportioned to its utility, and of Pharmacy is at this time earnestly en to the merit with which it may be sus- deavouring to trace to its source so scantained. Anticipating the occasional as- dalous a transaction. In this and every sistance of those who are friendly to the similar circumstance, that respectable Inundertaking, and desirous of making it a stitution may command our hearty comedium of real advantage to the public, operation. To oppose all attempts to dewe present a cursory outline of what may base the articles of the Materia Medica, be looked for in its pages.

is one of the principal objects of its memIt is intended to give a series of Mete- bers; and standing as a barrier for the orological Observations, and of the Bills public welfare, they cannot fail to mainof Mortality, as far as they are connect tain the high estimation to which they are ed with some of the principal cities of unquestionably entitled. the Union; to co-operate with our Board A portion of our paper will be occaof Health in suppressing nuisances of sionally devoted to a notice of the differevery kind that may prove injurious to ent articles of inedicine; we shall advert the public, and in noticing delinquences to the means by which their sophistica

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