Lead with Opium

Lead is used in therapeutics only for its astringent action. The acetate is prescribed internally in diarrhoea, generally along with opium and always in pill form, as the solution would at on the stomach and have less effect on the bowel. It has been tried in dysentery and cholera, but has proved of little value. Lead has also been advised in cases of haemorrhages from the lungs, kidneys and uterus, but is quite valueless here, as it acts as a styptic only when applied locally. Still less reason is there for its use in nephritis, cystitis and similar conditions.

Externally, a solution of acetate or the dilute solution of the subacetate is used as an astringent lotion in burns and as an injection in gonorrehea. White lead has been advised as a dusting powder in burns and skin affections, but is not superior in any way to other similiar preparations, and is liable to be absorbed. Nitrate of lead as a reputation in the treatment of onychia.

Lead ought not to be employed externally or internally except for a short time as otherwise symptoms of poisoning may arise.

- p. 678 , A Textbook of Pharmacology and Therapeutics on the Action of Drugs in Health and Disease by Dr. Arthur R. Cushny (1906)

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by Andrew Weil, M.D.

I'm interested in the way cultural bias engulfs science, because scientists love to think of themselves as being free from bias. They like to think they're describing objective reality, yet they wear cultural lenses like the rest of us. In the areas of greatest emotional charge--food, sex, drugs--it's easy to see how pervasive cultural biases affect their thinking.

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The ramifications that Indian supply responses to rising fur prices and to European gift-giving practices had for the overall conduct of the fur trade have yet to be fully explored. Clearly the costs that the Europeans would have had to absorb would have risen substantially during the periods when competition was strong, but to date no one has attempted to obtain even a rough idea of the magnitude by which these costs rose during the time of English-French or Hudson' Bay Company-North West Company rivalry. Nor has serious consideration been give to the manner in which such economic pressures may have favoured the use and abuse of certain trade articles such as alcohol and tobacco.

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