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Harper., 1845 - History
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Page 1005 - A Dictionary of Practical Medicine: Comprising General Pathology, the Nature and Treatment of Diseases, Morbid Structures, and the Disorders especially incidental to Climates, to Sex, and to the different Epochs of Life; with numerous approved Formulae of the Medicines recommended.
Page 20 - These or other incipient symptoms persist for a period, varying from a few hours to two or three days, or even weeks, before the sneezing supervenes.
Page 13 - ... following day the dimness of vision continued, and there was intense pain and numbness in the left arm, which at length became cold and insensible to external impression. The wrist and the tips of the fingers were discoloured, especially the tip of the ring finger which was turning black. On examination no pulsation could be felt in any of the arteries of the arm above the affected hand, but the subclavian was distinctly felt pulsating above the clavicle. There was no perceptible disturbance...
Page 1177 - The first symptoms are various, such as local pain or paralysis, delirium or coma, and rarely spasms or convulsions. " The disease often commences with shifting pains. The patients suddenly feel a pain in one joint or one limb, often in a finger or toe, in the side, stomach, back, neck, or head. Sometimes the sensation is like the stinging of a bee, frequently it is most excruciating pain, which at once arrests and commands the whole attention. This pain moves from place to place without losing its...
Page 127 - ... may be dissolved in each pint of water injected into the bladder, a remedy that seldom fails to check the bleeding even when the cause is malignant disease. I have never known any unpleasant consequences follow the use of this expedient ; and have seen it immediately arrest the most formidable haemorrhage when all other means had failed, and when the bladder had repeatedly become again distended with blood almost immediately after its removal.
Page 89 - ... epistaxis is often symptomatic or critical of several acute diseases, especially the more inflammatory kinds of fever, and inflammations of the brain, or of the lungs, &c. The passive forms are frequently symptomatic of several cachectic maladies, and of the last stages of malignant or low fevers. The quantity of blood discharged may vary from a few drops to many pounds; and in the more obstinate passive states the patient may be reduced to the utmost danger, or may be carried off in a few hours...
Page 21 - Philadelphia, 1876, p. 432. their sores, and shuddered at the sight of a dead comrade, or even on hearing the report of his death, instantly predicting their own dissolution, and sinking into sullen despair...
Page 1085 - An Account of the Epidemic Fever which prevailed in the City of New York, during part of the Summer and Fall of 1795.
Page 42 - ... his consciousness. On the following morning gout suddenly appeared for the first time with great intensity in the ball of the great toe of the right foot, and instantly removed all the apoplectic symptoms, the mental faculties becoming perfectly clear and undisturbed.
Page 1063 - ... the kidneys. That this peculiar matter, or the blood altered by it, should act like a ferment, assimilating much of the circulating fluid to itself, in the former case equally as in the latter, is quite in accordance with what has been observed, when purulent matter has begun to form in the blood.

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