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1837 Excerpt: ...sixty drops of laudanum; this produced, in a very
short time, symptoms of decided narcotism, from which the patient
never recovered; in fact, he died with every appearance of being
poisoned by opium. There is another fact with respect to this
disease which I would have you to bear in mind, that, under certain
circumstances, inflammation of the small intestine will produce a
remarkable tolerance of opium. This applies not only to the
advanced stage of enteritis, but also to many other forms of
disease. Some time since I made a series of clinical experiments
with the view of ascertaining the power which opium possesses in
relieving inflammation, and the result has been, that in many cases
where the powers of life are so low that we cannot have recourse to
the lancet, or any kind of depletory measures, opium alone
furnishes us with a powerful means of subduing inflammatory action.
When we come to treat of peritonitis, I shall have occasion to
speak of the good effects of very large doses of opium,
particularly in that form of disease which results from intestinal
perforation. My first trials of this remedy were in affections of
serous membranes, and to this I was led by some interesting
clinical experiments made by Ur. Graves. I next tried it in
diseases of mucous membranes. where antiphlogistics were
inadmissible, and here, as in the former cases, I had many proofs
of its great efficacy. I shall state the particulars of a very
remarkable case. A young gentleman, a pupil of mine, and a member
of the class at Park street, of an irritable habit, was attacked
with intense inflammation of the mucous membrane of the intestines.
He had a high degree of fever, and his thirst was so insatiable
that for two days he never ceased calling for drink. His pulse was
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