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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