Encyclopedia of asylum therapeutics, 1750/1950s by Mary de Young

By Mary de Young

The mentally in poor health have regularly been with us, yet as soon as limited in associations their therapy has now not consistently been of a lot curiosity or predicament. This paintings makes a case for why it's going to be. utilizing released stories, experiences, and private narratives of medical professionals and sufferers, this ebook unearths how therapeutics have regularly been embedded of their specific social and historic second, and the way they've got associated extant clinical wisdom, practitioner ability and the expectancies of sufferers who skilled their very own problems in several methods. Asylum therapeutics in the course of 3 centuries are certain in encyclopedic entries, together with "awakening" sufferers with firecrackers, easing mind congestion through bleeding, extracting the teeth and excising elements of the colon, dousing with water, elevating or reducing physique temperature, stunning with electrical energy or pollutants, and penetrating the mind with ice alternatives

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To treat that type of patient he experimented with Hoffman’s Balsam of Life, a stimulating tincture of amber, lavender, cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon, but was disappointed in its effect. German asylum physicians tended to favor Autenrieth Ointment (unguentum antimonii tartarizati), but their enthusiasm for it was not shared by many others. The fact that asylum physicians were not in consensus as to what type of substance served as the most efficacious counterirritant in a cataplasm opened the way for a considerable amount of entrepreneurship, not to overlook quackery.

Mémoire et observations concernant les bons effets du cautère actuel [Memoir and observations concerning the good effects of the actual cautery cautery]. -J. Hissette. LS. (1869). The pathology and therapeutics of mental diseases. Trans. T. Rudall. London: John Churchill and Sons. Werber, G. (1910). Junod’s blood derivations. Journal of Advanced Therapeutics, 28, 241–247. Counterirritation Actual Cautery The burning or searing of the skin by an instrument such as a red hot poker or iron. The adjective “actual” was used to distinguish this therapeutic from the moxa, which sometimes also was referred to as a cautery.

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