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highly, there will be less need of the elixir paregoric to be taken; it will answer nearly the same purpose.

Very few cases of consumption will fail of a cure by the gentle shocks; but when this decoction of the bark and the artificial insolation are conjoined, the cases that will resist them all, will be very singular and few.

The excellent usefulness of the shock, may be learned from the effect it produceth on external sores, and tumefactions and ulcers: the most shocks being daily passed through the most malignant ulcer, will directly discharge the whole matter, clarify the humours, and cause the parts to contract and heal; no means on earth will heal an ulcer in twice the time that the shocks require; and indeed it will heal ulcers and sores, that no other means could be found to heal. Seeing, then, that this remedy is as easily applied to the liver, lungs, or any vital or internal part, as it is to a sore or inflamed leg, which it will always heal, who can shew any reason why it will not produce the same effect internally? He that will dispute it must be a novice, or else wish to blind men's eyes. To speak plain English, there are remedies enough for external ulcers, tumefactions, &c. and the ancients attempted to heal both external and internal by nearly the same means; but both ancient and modern practice have failed in the internal part: but thanks be to God, we have now a divine medicine, and divinely pure in its nature; it reaches to the recesses of the heart, to every internal part, producing all those effects that were wanting in other means; just such as were necessary to consummate the medical art, and enable us to triumph over diseases. He must be purblind that cannot see, that if there are any cases of consumption which are past cure by electricity, that it is impossible, in the nature of things, that a consumption, tumefaction or ulcer should form, either internally or externally, while the discutiency of the electric shocks are passing upon the fluids: How think ye that polpuses, ulcers, aneurisms or ossifications can form in the arteries, where the electrical shocks are frequently acting upon them?

If these means fail of curing a consumption, it must be in the last stages of it, or through want of a careful and judicious attention to the temperature of air, or mode of treatment. It is ardently wished, by a friend to man, that these new and excellent means of health may soon become so general, that dangerous diseases may not be suffered to proceed so far, as to render their cure doubtful.

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1 Title page
2 Preface
13 Animal and Vegetable Electricity
15 Chapter 1 - Electric fire promotes the vegetable life, etc.
70 Chapter 2 - Of the Conductors
   97 Chapter 3 - Fever  [Medical Conditions]
108 Peripneumony 171 Cholic 210 Involuntary motion
      of the eyelids
111 Pleurisy 174 Asthma 210 Hemmorage
114 St. Anthony's Fire 176 Diabetes 217 Hemorroids
115 Inflammatory Rheumatism 178 Urine suppressed,
  bloody and hot
217 Ulcers and Abcesses
115 Inflammatory Sore Throat 182 Menses obstructed 220 Rickets
122 Madness 185 King's Evil 221 Locked Jaw or Joints
131 Ague 186 Cancers 224 Bruises
138 St. Vitus's Dance 194 Quincy 229 Nerves contracted
140 Hysterics 195 Head-ache 230 Sprain or Strain
144 Epilepsy 196 Deafness 231 Felon or Whitlow
149 Consumption 197 Inflammatory Eyes 231 Pains in different parts
153 Palsy 197 Film 232 Wounds, etc.
158 Dropsy 199 Gutta Serena 234 Drowning
164 Gout 207 Cataract 237 Suppressed Perspiration
166 Dysentery 209 Fistula Lachrymalis 237 Burns and Scalds
242 Chapter 4  [Equipment]
277 Thoughts on the Times
Electricity, or Ethereal Fire, Considered is presented here for historical purposes only, and should not be interpreted as medical advice.


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