Item #57906 Lectures on therapeutics. Daniel R. Brower.
Lectures on therapeutics

Lectures on therapeutics

[Chicago: 1895]. Manuscript lecture notes written in a folio ledger book, 12.5" x 8"; pp. 100; tan cloth boards with calf corners; some toning and rubbing to boards; very good with neat, penciled writing. A concise review of received medical wisdom of the time. The lectures commence Oct. 3, 1895 and end March 23, 1896, 42 lectures in all, including those on hydrotherapy, marine climate, aerotheraputics, industrial nephritis, constipation, infectious diseases, diphtheria, pharmaceutical preparations, spinal diseases, peculiar bitters, bronchitis, diabetes, rheumatism, syphilis, etc.; and the effects of various medicines (iodine, antiseptic, alcohol, chloroform, mercury, atrophia sulphur). The notes for the first 4 lectures take up but 3-4 pages, but thereafter the student becomes more adept at note-taking, and some lecture notes take up a many as 5 pages for one lecture. The first lecture states: "Patients tend (1) to natural recovery, (2) tends [sic] to death (3rd) by the skillful use of therapeutics. The methods of treatment may be divided into four great classes (1) subjects - mental, psychic. (2) Circumfusa - electro... maso... hydro... chemo.. (3) Dietetics (4) Pharma-therapy." Daniel R. Brower was a neurologist and long-time faculty member at Rush Medical College. He served with distinction in the Civil War as a surgeon. The notes were taken by Carl L. Brimi, a Wisconsin native who entered Rush Medical College at the age of 16. After graduating in 1897 he interned at Norwegian-American Hospital in Chicago before moving to Cooperstown, North Dakota. "For many years Dr. Brimi was superintendent of the board of health, county coroner, official physician for the railroads, and held various offices in the state medical association." (Griggs County History 1879-1976). Item #57906

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