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PREFACE

TO THE TWELFTH EDITION.

This little work has been before the public for thirty years, the first edition having been published in 1824.

In preparing the eleventh edition for the press, the Author made numerous additions, with a view of increasing its usefulness. So short a period having elapsed, it has been considered unnecessary to submit the work to farther revision.

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Sect. 6.--Terms relating to Shaving, &c. Hairs, shaving;---

razor..

38

SECT. 7.-- Terms relating to Issues, Setons, Acupuncture, dc.

Issues, mode of production. Setons. Seton needle.

Acupuncture.....

40

SECT. 8.-Terms relating to Electricity, &c. Electricity, po-

sitive and negative.--- Apparatus for electrization,-dit-

ferent modes of electrifying. Voltaic electricity. Elec-

tro-magnetism. Electro-puncture. Magnetism......... 42

Sect. 9.---Terms relating to Purging, &c. Stools or Excre-

ments,-- purging, --constipation,- to purge--to bind

the bowels. Clysters. Suppositories.....

48

Secr. 10.-Terms relating to Vomiting, Sweating, Sneezing,

&c. Vomiting,--to promote it, to suppress it; infusion

of emetics into the veins.-Sweating, to promote it, to

suppress it.-Sneezing, to excite it.—Diuresis, to pro-

mote it. Catheters to draw off the urine.--Menses, to

promote them...

52

Sect. 11.-Of Worms. Intestinał worms (and other ento-

zoa,) to expel them...

56

Sect. 12.-Terms relating to Baths, Fomentations, dc. Baths,

different kinds of; ancient baths, local baths. Affu-

sion. Fomentation. Washing. Dry Fumes. Aqueous

vapours.....

58

SECT. 13.-Terms relating to Doses. Doses or portions. Spoon-

fuls, cupfuls, glassfuls. Volume of solid medicines.

Different modes of administering medicines.....

62

SECT. 11.-Terms relating to time. Months, weeks, days,

hours.--Immediately, occasionally, &c....

66

SECT. 15.---Terms relating to Parts of the Body. Head, neck,

body, chest, abdomen, extremities, &c.....

72

SECT. 16.-Terms relating to the Symptoms of Diseases.

Cough, pain, watchfulness, tenesmus, fever, spasm, hic-

cup, &c.....

76

SECT. 17.-Terms relating to the Powers and Uses of Reme-

dies. To cure, to prevent relapses, to appease pain, to
promote urine and the menses, to correct acidity, to fu-
migate, to allay spasm, to expel worms, to cauterize,
&c.....

80

SECT. 18.-Terms used in General Therapeutics and Phar.

macology. Dr. Duncan's Classification of the general

terms used by writers on general therapeutics and phar-

macology, with additions..

81

PAGX

Sect. 19.---Terms relating to Food, dc. Food or aliment.

Diet. Corn and its alimentary preparations. Drinks:

broth, milk, spirit, wines, beer, aqueous drinks... 87

Secr. 20.-- Terms relating to Pharmaceuticul Instruments.

Thermometer, syringes, sponges, rods, camel's-hair pen-

cils, funnels, bandages, splints, trusses, boxes, gallipots,
bottles, corks and bungs, papers........

93

Sect. 21.--- Terms relating to Surgical Instruments ...... 97

Sect. 22.- Terms relating to Pharmaceutical Operations....... 97

CHAP. VI.-Nomenclature employed in Prescriptions. Scien-

tific, classical, and barbarous names. Origin of the no-

menclature now used in natural history and chemistry.

Advantages and disadvantages of the modern pharma-

ceutical nomenclature. Germs of a new nomenclature. 99

CHAP. VII.-- Abbreviations and Contractions used in Pre-

scriptions. Dangers arising from the use of abbrevia-

tions. List of abbreviated names which refer to two or

more dissimilar substances. Directions for writing la-

bels for medicines. Table of abbreviations used in pre-

scriptions and pharmacy..

104

CHIAP. VIII.---Symbols or Signs used in Prescriptions. List

of those in most frequent use. Mistakes from the simi-

larity between the symbol for an ounce and that for a

drachm.........

119

CHAP. IX.--On the Grammatical Construction of Prescrip-

tions:

1. Rules of Syntax. Concords.........

124

Government .....

2. Grammatical Explanation of Prescriptions..........

CHAP. X.-On the Pronunciation of Pharmaceutical Terms... 135

SECT. 1.--Pronunciation of Letters. General rules. Excep-

tions ......

136

SECT. 2.--Pronunciation of Syllables: Accent. English

mode of accenting Latin words. Rules usually followed. 140

SECT. 3.-Length or Quantity of Syllables or Vowels. En-

glish scholars do not usually retain in all cases the

Greek and Latin quantities iu pronouncing Greek and

Latin words. General rules commonly followed.......... 142

Prosodiacal Vocabulary.......

146

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