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here, the patient thus enfeebled is very liable to relapse, or at any rate he recovers slowly –
It seems to me much better to economise the strength of the patient as far as practica- -ble by substituting the cold bath (when not specially contra-indicated) for blood-letting, and a moderate use of Cathartics and diaphor- -etics – I might mention other forms of fever in the treatment of which blood-letting is highly recommended. It will be seen that I have laid much stress on the condition of the pulse as indicating the necessity for blood- -letting; yet I am bound to confess that though the best guide yet discovered: it is by no means a certain one, and like every general rule, has its exceptions A very good exception is found in the disease called del- -irium Tremers, have, although the pulse would seem to indicate the necessity for bleeding; yet the remedy is almost certain to do harm.
Dr. Buckler (of Baltimore) proposes the applica
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