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Nostrums for curing apoplexy-stroke


dreinke

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This was so fascinating I had to research some more. And all these 9 wonderful cures for apoplexy from the late 1800's to early 1900's. I wonder what happened to them all. And if you die from apoplexy just take, Dr. Sibly's Re-Animating Solar Tincture.

 

The word derives from the Greek word apoplēxia (ἀποπληξία). Hippocrates used the word in his day to describe stroke.

Dr.Greene's Nervura sold for apoplexy along with 29 other afflictions

Geenes Nervura This was so fascinating I had to research some more. And all these 9 wonderful cures for apoplexy from the late 1800's to early 1900's. I wonder what happened to them all. And if you die from apoplexy just take, Dr. Sibly's Re-Animating Solar Tincture.

 

The word derives from the Greek word apoplēxia (ἀποπληξία). Hippocrates used the word in his day to describe stroke.

 

Dr.Greene's Nervura sold for apoplexy along with 29 other afflictions

 

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Dr. A. Upham's Valuable Electuary - remedy for paralysis, apoplexy and measles

 

http://books.google.com/books?id=8AVEAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA627&lpg=PA627&dq=nostrums+apoplexy&source=bl&ots=Uh1r9dPxGe&sig=HomJoen82mRTUvQW6EnyYvEv3QA&hl=en&ei=JZWHTd3gDoeKrQGwqOSzBg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBUQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=nostrums%20apoplexy&f=false

 

Paul Gage’s Tonic Antiphlegmatic Elixir

As well as worms and the more likely coughs, colds and asthma, the Elixir would cure apoplexy, scrofula, gout, dropsy, palpitations, skin conditions and ‘diseases of women.’

 

http://thequackdoctor.com/index.php/paul-gages-tonic-antiphlegmatic-elixir/

 

Dr. Munyon’s Homoeopathic Home Remedy Company The Wonderful X-Ray machine---It is medical electricity. Cures nervous prostration,overworked brains and broken-down systems, stiff joints, paralysis, pains in any part of the body.

 

Sounds like it could help my apoplexy

 

http://thequackdoctor.com/index.php/munyon-is-ready/

 

Dr Junod's Exhausting Apparatus http://thequackdoctor.com/index.php/dr-junods-exhausting-apparatus/

Important Notice to the Afflicted

ALL Persons suffering from PARALYSIS, SPINAL

AFFECTIONS, RHEUMATISM, NEURAL-

GIA, ASTHMA, Pain in the Head, or all cases of INFLAM-

MATION or CONGESTION, should at once try Mr G. W.

Gedney’s VACUUM APPARATUS, by Dr. Junod, which has

been practised with great success for upwards of 40 years.

Testimonials of the highest character on application to

Mr. G. W. GEDNEY,

64, Victoria Street, London Road, Ipswich.

 

Dr Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People http://thequackdoctor.com/index.php/dr-williams-pink-pills-for-pale-people/

The same medicine cures

rheumatism, sciatica, neuralgia, paralysis, locomotor

ataxy, nervous headache, scrofula, chronic erysipelas,

and influenza

 

Allcock's Porous Plasters http://thequackdoctor.com/index.php/allcocks-porous-plasters/

 

The plasters were not only supposed to to help lumbago – other adverts suggested using them for such varied disorders as quinsy (you had to put a strip of plaster under your chin, stretching from ear to ear), diabetes, St Vitus’s Dance, epilepsy, dyspepsia, diarrhoea, coughs and colds, asthma, pleurisy, whooping cough, consumption, ruptures, sciatica, paralysis, rheumatism, tic douloureux and kidney problems.

 

GAMJEE’s ORIENTAL SALVE http://thequackdoctor.com/index.php/gamjees-oriental-salve/

 

CURES Burns, Sores, Piles, Rheumatism, Paralysis, Lumbago, Stiff Joints, White Swellings, Wens, Hip Disease, Chest and Lung Complaints, &c., &c.

 

Allan's Anti-Fat http://thequackdoctor.com/index.php/allans-anti-fat/

 

Some adverts claimed it also cured dyspepsia, palpitations, rheumatism and gout, and prevented heart disease, apoplexy and paralysis.

 

And something for my baldness:

 

http://thequackdoctor.com/index.php/you-neednt-be-bald/

 

Dr. Sibly's Re-Animating Solar Tincture - So use this to prevent death from 1793

In all circumstances of suicide, or sudden death, whether by blows, fits, falls, suffocation, strangulation, drowning, apoplexy, thunder and lightning, assassination, duelling, &c., immediate recourse should be had to this medicine, which will not fail to restore life, provided the organs and juices are in a fit disposition for it, which they undoubtedly are much oftener than is imagined.

 

I do wonder how you successfully get the medicine down the throat of a 'perishing' person.

 

http://thequackdoctor.com/index.php/dr-siblys-re-animating-solar-tincture/

 

Just think, these nostrums may come back as the height of medical intervention if our medical insurance/HMOs price everyone out. Remember to ask your doctor about the validity/efficacy of these, you are not to self-medicate.

 

In 100 years we have gone backwards, today there are no cures available for stroke when 100 years ago there were 9 of them. :roflmao: :dribble:

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Hey Dean,

It looks like a bit of each would take care of what ails ya and I could even type with two hands!

Your posting are always fun, but mostly informative

Thanks for the continuing effort

John

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I am sure most of them contained what we would think of as an illegal substance such as the juice of poppies. Maybe even some of those wayside herbs remembering that digitalis, once used as a heart medication came from foxglove seeds.

 

There are a lot of cures out there that western medicine has never even investigated so who knows what the next generation will be taking...pink pills for pale people - iron tablets do you think?

 

Sue.

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Apoplexia = stroke per Hippocrates....interesting. I did not know that apoplexia was referring to a stroke.

 

Interesting.

 

thanks for sharing.

Ruth

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