The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly Journal Containing a Retrospective View of Every Discovery and Practical Improvement in the Medical Sciences ..., Volumes 66-67

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W. A. Townsend Publishing Company, 1873 - Medicine

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Page 147 - The very great importance to surgical practice which the introduction of any plan for the treatment of strangulated hernia implies, induces us to refer to a method suggested by Mr. Bryant, in a clinical lecture delivered at Guy's Hospital, in the month of February of this year.
Page 215 - In this way almost any substance can be applied. Where grease is objectionable as a vehicle, a pasma of suitable consistence may be made by aid of glycerine or other matters. In this form we may use substances which cannot easily be applied in any other way. For example, we can hardly use bromine, or iodine, or mercury, in a solid shape, and to use them in liquid form is open to the objections already discussed.
Page 214 - In general, patients bore the iodide of potassium well, and in large doses. For his own part, he frequently employed forty, sixty, eighty, even a hundred grains a day, and more. They must bear in mind that if they gave too small doses to some patients they would have no result ; it was a remedy that passed through the body with great rapidity. He had had great experience of it, and he had found that in half an hour it had passed away in the urine. Iodide of potassium was a sort of broom of the blood....
Page 215 - Ricord) ought almost to apologize for bringing them forward. It should be observed that specific remedies did not always act specifically. Certainly, there was no 'specific effect without a specific cause, but specific causes did not always act specifically. So there were some effects of syphilis, such as disease of the bones, that would afterwards act as a common irritant. In syphilis there might be an ulcerated bone in the nose or mouth, bringing on suppuration; mercury or potassium would not remove...
Page 263 - The Science and Art of Surgery ; being a Treatise on Surgical Injuries, Diseases, and Operations. By JOHN ERIC ERICHSEN, Senior Surgeon to University College Hospital, and Holme Professor of Clinical Surgery in University College, London.
Page 280 - Walter W. Skeat, Professor of Anglo-Saxon in the University of Cambridge. .... But we have probably said enough to convince the reader that this is not only one of the most useful but one of the most interesting books that have ever been offered to the student of the English language.
Page 213 - But if the constitutional disease were cured, if the syphilitic disposition were completely eradicated, then the patient would be able to contract a fresh indurated chancre, with all the subsequent symptoms. If this were the case — and he had observed it with great care, his experience dating back forty years — it proved that syphilis could be cured ; and if syphilis could be eradicated, to ascertain whether a patient was cured or not when all the symptoms had disappeared, there would be nothing...
Page 215 - ... had said and from their own experience, then they might be sure that syphilis could be perfectly, radically cured. They could tell their patients that, and give them courage and hope. If the patient had courage to go through with the treatment, and the physician had courage enough to stick to it, the patient might be radically cured. He thanked them for the reception they had given him ; it reminded him a little of his hospital in Paris.
Page 36 - ... that respiration is not impeded, but that, where even one entire lung is hepatized, the distress of breathing is not increased, and it appears that the respiratory changes go on under the disadvantageous circumstances present as well as if no alcohol had been given. " The conclusion from all this is, most certainly, that alcohol does not do harm in fevers and acute inflammations ; that it does not produce intoxication in persons suffering from exhausting diseases, and that large quantities (from...
Page 135 - These are the chief rules, so far as I have been able to learn, according to which you may use the local symptoms of a supposed strangulated hernia as a part of the evidence for determining for or against an operation for reduction. And to these it may be briefly added that the local symptoms...

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