Ang Mahusay na Paraan nang Pag-Gamot sa manga Maysaquit

Ang Mahusay na Paraan nang Pag-Gamot sa manga Maysaquit

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Ang Mahusay na Paraan nang Pag-Gamot sa manga Maysaquit by Samuel Auguste David Tissot

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Ang Mahusay na Paraan nang Pag-Gamot sa manga Maysaquit

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Translated by Fr. Manuel Blanco

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Manila.

Cicuta=(Talamponay). En Filipinas yo no sé que es la Cicuta; á lo menos yo no la he podido encontrar. En este supuesto y siendo indispensable poner un equivalente de ella en este tratado para la curación del Cancro, observé que en la disertación de Linneo intitulada Medicamenta Graveolentia, se propone para aquel caso la Datura de la cual es una especie la que los indios llaman talamponay. No era suficiente el que yo la propusiese; era demás necesario señalar la dósis. Para esto empezé á experimentarla en mi mismo, empezando por cantidades muy pequeñas. De este modo he llegedo á tomar en un dia y de una vez sola el peso de una dracma ó de un real de las hojas: y si alguno acostumbrado ya á su uso, quiere tomarla dos veces al dia, mucho más habiendo motivo grande para hacerlo, no dudo que podrá tomar más del peso de un real. Lo que he experim

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Interesting vademecum that manages to be not only comprehensible but also adapted to filipino culture.
The swiss physician Tissot wrote this book "Advice to the people in general, with regard to their health", to help lay people cure common ailments and diseases if professional medical care is out of their reach. Father Manuel Blanco the noted Spanish priest, who is also known for his book "Flora de Filipinas", translated the book into Tagalog and included comments and notes pertaining to the Philippine situation in the late 1800s.

The book is an interesting read on how diseases and ailments were cured at that time. Some cures are shocking to say the least but maybe there is some scientific basis for it? Afterall, a lot of the so called "miracle cures" that are being discovered now seemed to already have been used in the past!