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cal obstruction to perspiration, by closing the mouths of
the capillary vessels. And an author of some celebrity
asserts, by this alone, sometimes, the escape of a large
portion of fluid from the system is prevented, and the
effete matter which it was destined to carry off in solu-
tion is thrown back upon the .different tissues, and acts
upon them as an irritant, or rather re-enters as a poison.
" Now, water, either cold or warm, will not affect this oily
deposit, but an alkaline wash combines with the oleagi-
nous substance, and thoroughly cleanses the skin, while
at the same time it is a gentle tonic, and stimulates the
mouths of the cutaneous vessels, which is highly condu-
cive to the healthy performance of their functions. In
my own practice I generally use the wood ashes, by pour-
ing scalding water on them-saleratus or soda, either of
which is a good substitute. It should be so diluted as
not to produce any unpleasant sensation to the surface;
if it is desirable to have it stimulating, alcohol or capsi-
cum can be added. The temperature should be about
luke warm, and if properly .persevered in it will pro-
duce desquamation from the skin, and allay itching in
all its various forms."
Have a very great tendency to diminish the vital
tone of the solid tissues of the body; they render them
more flexible, and protect the surface from the action
of acrid matter; their action, in my opinion, is directly
on the part to which they are applied, and indirectly
through the medium of the circulation.. I frequently
use them in the treatment of inflammation, either
general or local, in painful ulcerations,, and diseases of
the urinary organs. The ulmus fulva; (elm bark) is
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Massie, J. Cam. A Treatise on the Eclectic Southern Practice of Medicine, book, 1854; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth143817/m1/41/: accessed November 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.