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J. J. DRYSDALE, M.D.,
J. RUTHERFURD RUSSELL, M.D.,
GROOMBRIDGE & SONS, 5 PATERNOSTER ROW;
BOOKS RECEIVED ib.
CONTENTS OF No. LVI.
ON CATARRHAL PNEUMONIA OF INFANTS, BY DR. TP.INKS 858
SPONTANEOUS CURE OF EMPYEMA, BY DR. ACWORTH 866
DR. FRANK'S THERAPEUTIC MAGAZINE ib.
PHYSICIANS AND PHYSIC, BY DR. 8IMPSON 470
CASE OF POISONING BY STRYCHNINE, BY DR. DUNN 598
QUESTION RELATIVE TO CHENOPOD1UM. BY DR. THOMAS 596
RHU8 VENENATA. NOTE BY DB.. THOMAS 547
ON BRIGHT'S DISEASE OF THE KIDNEYS.
By William Henderson, M.D.,
Professor of General Pathohgy in the University of Edinburgh.
Bright's disease of the kidneys has often appeared to me one of the most discouraging, and difficult to deal with profitably, of the maladies commonly encountered in practice; and I confess to having entertuined so little hope of being homoeopathically serviceable in that affliction, that I have not generally taken much pains to endeavour to be so. I believe much of this hopelessness to have been due to the habitual failure during my years of allopathic practice, most of which in this disease was hospital practice, to do more than palliate for the time—to lessen or remove the attendant dropsy perhaps, to give a temporary fillip to the digestive organs, or to mitigate a rheumatic pain. The dissection-room, too, ministered very pointedly towards repressing any tendency (if it ever occurred) to anticipate an epoch when the progress of therapeutics would enable physic to add this lately-discovered (I speak of some fifteen years ago) region of morbid anatomy to its subjugated domains. What hope of raising a kidney from the size of a chesnut up to its original dimensions of five inches by two and a half? Or what hope of broadening again the cortical mass which bad shrunk into a
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