A clinical treatise on the diseases of the nervous system, tr. by L. Putzel (Google eBook)

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Page 135 - ... abundant exudation of clear fluid, and in the form known as eczema rubrum, I generally begin with four or five minims of the vinum antimoniale three times a day, increasing the •dose gradually up to seven minims. After a few doses the exudation ceases, and the local irritation is much relieved ; but, in order to prevent a relapse, it is necessary to continue the treatment until all traces of the eruption have disappeared. In acute eczema of children, the dose should be in proportion to the...
Page 200 - The knowledge of the maximum tension of the vapour of water at various temperatures is important, not only from a theoretical, but also from a practical point of view, inasmuch as this tension is the motive force in the steam-engine.
Page 25 - ... the psychical sphere, nor the convulsive or paralytic disorders of motion or sensation, with anomalies in the electrical reactions, nor the disorders of vegetative life, which belong to hysteria. Apart from these important symptoms, the other manifestations of nervousness in spinal irritation do not offer that tenacity and periodicity, nor the prognostic and therapeutic difficulties, which sometimes complicate the history of hysteria. The treatment of spinal irritation should consist in removing,...
Page 114 - At other times the patients are greatly fatigued, ill at ease, and in bad humor, and only recover after the lapse of a few days. The attacks may develop at any hour of the day or night, without adhering to a definite type, but, on the other hand, they sometimes present the most remarkable regularity. One of my patients could tell in the morning whether the attack, which occurred the same night, would be strong or weak ; she was able to foretell this, as she stated, by a sensation of tension in the...
Page 212 - Although its curative action may only extend over a period varying from a few months to two or three years, the resection prolongs life for several years without presenting, in the majority of cases, any serious dangers.
Page 64 - Hall believed), but merely paralysis or slight tremulous movements. Kussmaul and Tenner have shown, in a series of experiments, by placing a watch-glass in the opening of a trephined skull, without allowing the air to enter (Bonder's plan), that compression of the carotids causes capillary ancemia and venous hypercemia of the brain and meninges...
Page 245 - Spasms of the muscles of the calf and of the sole of the foot (region of the tibial nerve) are much more frequent.
Page 134 - ... anterior fibres of the geniohyoglossus muscle were too short, and prevented not only the protrusion of the tongue but any other free action of that member. He could elevate the back part of the tongue and make the hard G sound or the NG sound, but he could make no sound whatever which required the placing of the tip of the tongue to the roof of the mouth or the upper teeth. He made the K sound for T and hard G sound for D. As an example, he said "ik" for "it," and when I asked about his parents...
Page 117 - ... thickening of the tunica adventitia of the small vessels; the same changes in the tunica interna of the vessels of the lenticular nucleus; division of the nuclei of the nerve-cells in the claustrum. The spinal cord presented thickening and nuclear proliferation in the walls of the vessels, inflammatory changes in the epithelium of the central canal, and nuclear proliferation in the connective tissue around the nerve-cells of the gray matter; the latter presented a dull appearance, were destitute...
Page 96 - Upon examining the medical literature of the subject, it will become evident that many cases have been reported as tetanus which were merely varieties of tonic spasms affecting the trunk and limbs. In all these cases the characteristic sign of morbid increase of reflex action has been entirely lost sight of.

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