The Western Journal of Medicine and Surgery (Google eBook)

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Prentice & Weissinger, 1855 - Medicine
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Page 462 - GENERAL' RECEIPT-BOOK : comprising a copious Veterinary Formulary and Table of Veterinary Materia Medica ; Patent and Proprietary Medicines, Druggists
Page 361 - LEA'S MEDICAL CARPENTER (WILLIAM B.), MD, FRS, &.C., Examiner in Physiology and Comparative Anatomy in the University of London. PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY; with their chief applications to Psychology, Pathology, Therapeutics, Hygiene, and Forensic Medicine.
Page 125 - The patient is thus exposed to the influence of three agents, heated air, common steam, and the vapor of mercury, which is thus applied to the whole surface of the body in a moist state. After the patient has remained in the bath from five to ten minutes perspiration generally commences, and by the end of twenty or thirty minutes, beyond which I do not prolong the bath, it is generally excessive.
Page 149 - When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee: and put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.
Page 228 - Copperah or dried cocoa-nut kernel, and refined by being treated with an alkali, and then repeatedly washed with distilled water. It burns with a faint blue flame, showing a comparatively small proportion of carbon, and is undrying. The analysis of the blood was conducted by Mr. Dugald Campbell. The whole quantity abstracted having been weighed, the coagulum was drained on bibulous paper for four or five hours, weighed, and divided into two portions. One portion was weighed, and then dried in a water-oven,...
Page 82 - ... ether, after the patient has ceased to respire the vapours. So far as my experience goes, it has shown no tendency to cause faintness ; and usually, after its employment, no unpleasant feeling whatever remains. I think it may be found useful as a remedial agent in certain headaches, tetanus, asthma, and other spasmodic diseases, and to prevent pain in such small operations as the extraction of a tooth or the opening of an abscess.
Page 393 - Belt-limited disease; it is not to be treated it is to be managed. All that is to be done is to keep the patient alive for a certain time, and he will get well. The disease is ushered in with a chill or slight rigor, often scarcely noticeable, followed by heat in the forehead, pain in head, limbs and back. This is again followed by a hot fever, and if the patient be kept...
Page 81 - It is sometimes difficult to catch the vessels accurately, but once fairly under the finger, the effect is immediate and decided. There is felt a soft humming in the ears, a sense of tingling steals over the body, and, in a few seconds, complete unconsciousness and insensibility supervene, and continue so long as the pressure is maintained.
Page 470 - She could still flex the thigh on the pelvis, and the leg on the thigh, but she could not raise her heel from the bed.
Page 82 - ... press backwards, and obstruct the circulation through it. The recumbent position is best, and the head of the patient should lie a little forwards, to relax the skin. There should be no pressure on the windpipe. The internal jugular vein must be more or less compressed at the same time with the carotid artery ; and it may be thought that the phenomenon is due, wholly or in part, to the obstructed return of blood from the head. I am satisfied that the compression of the artery, and not of the...

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