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Medical Sketches of the Expedition to Egypt, from India

Medical Sketches of the Expedition to Egypt, from India
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MEDICAL SKETCHES
OF THE
EXPEDITION TO EGYPT,
FROM INDIA.

BY JAMES M‘GREGOR, A.M.
Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, of London;
Surgeon to the Royal Regiment of Horse Guards;
and lately Superintending Surgeon to theIndian Army in Egypt.

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR JOHN MURRAY, 32, FLEET-STREET;
BELL AND BRADFUTE, EDINBURGH; AND
GILBERT AND HODGES, DUBLIN.

1804.

W. Marchant, Printer, 3, Greville-Street, Holborn.


TO
SIR LUCAS PEPYS, BART.
Physician General, &c. &c.
THOMAS KEATE, ESQ. F. R. S.
Surgeon General, &c. &c.
AND TO
FRANCIS KNIGHT, ESQ.
Inspector General of Hospitals, &c. &c.
The Members of the Army Medical Board,
THESE SKETCHES
are dedicated, with the utmost respect,
by their most obedient
and very humble servant,

JAMES M‘GREGOR.


[i]

CONTENTS.

INTRODUCTION v-xv
PART I.
Journal of the Indian Expedition to Egypt 1-55
PART II.
Of the Causes of the Diseases which prevailed in the Indian Army 56-97
[ii]PART III.
Of the Diseases of the Indian Army in Egypt 99
FIRST, THE ENDEMIC DISEASES OF EGYPT.
Of the Plague 100-146
Of the Ophthalmia of Egypt 146-159
General Remarks on the Diseases 160-161
SECONDLY, OF THE OTHER DISEASES OF THE INDIAN ARMY.
Fever 162-170
Hepatitis 171-180
Dysentery 181-192
Pneumonia and Rheumatism 193-194
Small-Pox 195-197
Diarrhœa 198
Scurvy 199
Syphilis 200-201
The Guinea-Worm 202-217
Ulcers 218
[iii]Tetanus 219-222
General Remarks on the Yellow Fever, and the Resemblance which this Disease bears to the Plague 223-238
Table I. The Points of Resemblance between the Plague and the Yellow Fever.
Table II. State of the Diseases and Deaths in the Indian Army.

[iv]

ERRATA.

Page 6, line 17, for time read service.
9, 6, for Ghenna read Ghenné.
15, 3, from bottom, for Ghiza read Damietta.
23, 1, et passim, for Thiza read Ghiza.
26, last line, for typhaid read typhoid.
47, 11, for prevent read prevents.
48, 7, for Hepiopolis read Heliopolis.
48, 7, for B El Hadje read Birket El Hadje.
50, 12, dele the.
73, 14, for the matter read it.
73, 15, for quantity read piece.
83, 12, dele where.
86, 12, for gums read germs.
94, 4, for inspired read imposed.
101, 3, from bottom, for prevent read preventing.
103, 4, from bottom, for goal read jail.
122, 12, from bottom, for appears read appear.
128, 6, from bottom, for viluces read vibices.
129, 5, after often a comma.
129, 6, after perceptible a comma.
133, 13, for patient read patients.
137, 9, dele the first as.
151, 11, after flowed insert down.
166, 5, for healthiness read unhealthiness.
171, 7, for decubities read decubitus.
190, 8, from bottom, note, for instantly read constantly.
191, 10, for man read men.

Transcriber’s Note: the above errata have been corrected, and in addition,those listed below. Where there were two spelling variants in use in equalmeasure (e.g. diarrhœa/diarrhæa; Signior Positti/Posetti), both are left as printed.

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22 “conside-derable” changed to “considerable” (mortality of the month was very considerable).
23 “fumegation” changed to “fumigation” (regarding cleanliness and fumigation).
44 “O’Farrol” changed to “O’Farrel” (Mr O’Farrel, who had charge of the pest-house).
45 “O’Farrol” changed to “O’Farrel” (went to Aboukir to relieve Mr O’Farrel).
98 “medidicine” changed to “medicine” (the practice of medidicine is more simple).
99 “occured” changed to “occurred” (cases of the plague, which occurred).
103 “diminsh” changed to “diminish” (will tend to diminish).
113 “fom” changed to “from” (some matter from the bubo).
117 “medecine” changed to “medicine” (he could not get him to swallow any medicine).
117 “inflamation” changed to “inflammation” (I discovered some inflammation of the glands).
122 “prevost’s” changed to “provost’s” (The provost’s guard and his prisoners).
126 “abcess” changed to “abscess” (an abscess, of the size of a pigeon’s egg).
130 “succeded” changed to “succeeded” (that he had never succeeded in exciting sweating).
136 “medecine” changed to “medicine” (a morsel of food nor any medicine).
137 “spunging” changed to “sponging” (washing their patients with vinegar and sponging them with it).
138 “possesion” changed to “possession” and “infalliable” changed to “infallible” (I am in possession of an infallible remedy).
139 “veneral” changed to “venereal” (an old venereal complaint).
145 “nitrie” changed to “nitric” (When our stock of nitric was at length exhausted).
153 “camphir” changed to “camphor” (a weak solution of sugar of lead, or of camphor).
158 “medecine” changed to “medicine” (Mr Paton, previously to embracing the military profession, had studied medicine).
160 “GENERAL REMARKS ON THE DISEASES.” Heading added.
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