Excerpt from A Compend of Materia Medica and Therapeutics: For the Use of Students Materia Medica is that department of medicine which treats of the remedies employed for the alleviation and cure of disease. In its most comprehensive sense it embraces all agents which are capable of making sanative impressions on the human system, including hygienic remedies, as diet, exercise, and climate- surgical and mechanical remedies- and certain physical agents, as heat, light, and electricity- but, as employed in this work, it has a more restricted sense, and applies only to the consideration of those material substances derived from the animal, vegetable, or mineral kingdom, which are used as pharmacological agents or medicines. Therapeutics is that division of the science which treats of the various actions and effects of agents upon the diseased system, and their application for the cure, alleviation, or prevention of disease. Medicines may be defined to be those substances which possess the power of affecting the solids and fluids of the body, thereby producing certain modifications of the vital functions, which render them serviceable in the treatment of disease. They differ from aliments in resisting the digestive powers, and consequently are not adapted to supply growth, to repair waste, and to maintain the various functions at the healthy standard. Read A Compend of Materia Medica and Therapeutics with us. Good news for those looking for the book in a format comfortable for you. Our portal offers this opportunity. Without registration and completely free, you can download and enjoy the book on any device. I would like to download for free not just one book A Compend of Materia Medica and Therapeutics, but many books in one archive so that a large library with a wide variety of electronic books immediately appears. Therefore, you need a torrent file (torrent). Download books full versions for free. On our e-book site you can download the full version of the book A Compend of Materia Medica and Therapeutics for free, novelties and bestsellers of literature, journals and scientific publications. Poisons differ from medicines only in the degree of their effects, and the uses to which they are applied- for the most powerful poisons become, when administered with proper precautions, very valuable medicines. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www. forgottenbooks. com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.