his cabbin a llove, and ordered the door to be kept fhut: when h: came to his place of dellination, the waterman, opening the door, found him dead, with no other apparent iign than a little froth about his mouth. Four peafants, having made a fire in the hold of a fitip, were all found dead there. An intire family in the fuburbs, called de Hooge Morfch, were found dead from this caufe, by laying in the winter-time a pan of live coals in the midlt of a room where there was no chimney, and

“the doors fhut.

Boerhaave fays, that he expe- rienced in himfelf, at the begin- ning of the ill elfeéts from fuch vapours, an inclination to lleep, a tenlive pain in the head, a nau- fea, a vomiting of thick froth, and his head remaining as it were for many days full; but if the va- pour be denfe, nothing of thefe particulars is perceptible, but the affetfted die fenfelefs. This va- pour, however, is not attended with any inconveniency, if a quan- tity of fea-fnlt is fprinkled on the fire, or if gunpowder is fet fire to in the clofe room. But when the ill effects have taken place, the belt remedy is to fprinkle cold water on the bodies, and to throw

\ it upon the face and bare bofom.

If cold water be thrown upon ani- mals that have died in poifonous caverns, ‘they are immediately brought to life; and hence, if men, who have died by the va- pour of coals, were as foon as poflible treated in the fame man- ner, they might alfo perhaps be brought to life. In fuch cafe, however, zhis remedy 1S never to be neglefted; for here there is no corruption, but a mere rel’: of all


the moving parts, and in other rcfpefts nOthing is changed; if therefore they are dipped into cold water, the elallicity of the veffels being increafed by the cold, the blood moves towards the inner parts through the veins; and the motion of the blood through the veins refufcitatcs its afti n to the

heart, that is, refufcitatcs life itfelf. The effects are not lefs noxious that proceed from places newly white-walhed with lime, which diffufes a fubaliringent and fetid vapour, efpecially upon the intro- duction of fire. For this rcafon all newly built houfes, if too foon inhabited, may bring on fatal diforders, or the worlt of palfies, which can neither be cured by fo- mentations nor baths. Thefe ail- ments might likewife be occafioned. by burning the part; of animals. If a place infected with the naltiell: infects, as bugs or fleas, is fnut up clofe in all parts, and the bones of animals, or hartfhorn, are laid on the open fire, and the fmoke is hindered to pafs out, all thefe ani- mals are klllfid; and greater ani- mals may alfo be killed by the like fmoke. The wings of partridges, which abound with a volatile falt, being burnt, have often excited‘ hylterical paflions, and epileptic fits, where they were not, and dillipated them' when they were prefent. A dog, killed in a heat of t46‘degrees of Fahrenheit’s thermometer, emitted fuch a. hor- rid and noiforne fiench, that thofe who came too near it in a mo- ment fwooned away. In like man- ner, by the force of fire, ‘dreadful fymptoms are excited from foliils. Aretzeus obferves in his chapter on epilepfies, that the ltrong fmell of the gagates llone had immediately brought