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it are wool, cotton, chairs stuffed with hair, cotton
cloths, &c. The best disinfecting means are cleanli-
ness, free ventilation, muriatic vapors, lime, fumes of
sulphur, and heat.
AT the .present time, especially in this country, it
would be superfluous to enter, at any considerable
length, into the details of the treatment appropriate to
the simple intermittent form of periodical fever. The
management of this character of fever has, to a great
extent, been taken out of the hands of the profession
by the patients themselves, or their friends; but more
frequently by an over-weening confidence in some pa-
tent nostrum for their cure. I have in this climate seen
sad results in rmal-practice for this form of fever, and it
has been a matter too much overlooked by the profes-
sion; the public generally resort to these patent nos-
trums, all of which contain an anti-periodic property-
either quinia or arsenic-and the result generally is,
that the system not being prepared for their action, harm
generally is the result; a train of diseases follow-
Py'rexia.-By this we mean the absence of fever
during the first and second reaction. In inflammation
there are only two stages well developed, which are
cold and heat; but in fever, especially intermittent, we
have three, a cold, a hot, and a sweating stage; these
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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/m1/82/: accessed March 29, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.