The Chirurgical Works of Percivall Pott: With His Last Corrections (Google eBook)

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James Webster; William Brown, printer, 1819 - 14 pages
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Page 292 - The fate of these people seems singularly hard : in their early infancy they are most frequently treated with great brutality, and almost starved with cold and hunger ; they are thrust up narrow, and sometimes hot chimneys, where they are bruised, burned, and almost suffocated, and when they get to puberty, become peculiarly liable to a most noisome, painful, and fatal disease.
Page 319 - Whether these may be allowed sufficient to frustrate the attempt by the operation, I will not take upon me to say; but certain I am, that it does not succeed: I have tried it myself more than once or twice; I have seen it tried by others; but the event has always been fatal. Excessive pain, a high degree of symptomatic fever, great tension of the whole limb, rapidly tending to gangrene, and ending in mortification both upwards and downwards, have destroyed all those whom I have seen, on whom the...
Page 293 - The disease, in these people, seems to derive its origin from a lodgment of soot in the rugae of the scrotum, and at first not to be a disease of the habit.
Page 188 - I therefore must repeat my advice, to let it remain unmoved for a week or ten days, at the end of which time it will have accomplished its end, and then had better be removed than not.
Page 104 - ... them fruitless, determined upon the operation immediately. He divided the skin and membrana adiposa down to what he took to be the hernial sac ; and, when he had done so, had a mind to endeavour at the return of the intestine without opening the sac. Accordingly, with his probe scissors he divided the tendinous opening in the abdominal muscle, and then again tried to reduce the gut, but to no purpose, for nothing would go up. At last, though with much reluctance, he was obliged to lay open the...
Page 33 - ... where the. tumefaction is, but in the loins. If the extravasation be confined to what is called the spermatic process, the opening in the tendon of the abdominal muscle is not at all dilated, and the process passing through it may be very distinctly felt; but if the cellular membrane which invests the spermatic vessels within the abdomen be affected, the tendinous 'aperture is enlarged; and the increased size of the distended membrane passing through it, produces to the touch a sensation not...
Page 293 - I could say were truly palliative: but here the subjects are young, in general in good health, at least at first; the disease brought on them by their occupation . and in all probability local; which last circumstance may, I think, be fairly presumed from its always seizing the same part...
Page 247 - ... how does he escape the charge of asserting a like despotism? What in relation to mental freedom is the difference in principle in saying that we are to believe what the Church teaches, or that we are bound to believe what the Bible teaches? The rule is as absolute in the one case as in the other, and the only difference is, that in the one case we have a living teacher, with regard to whose teaching there is no obscurity or uncertainty, while in the other we have a dead book, whose teachings...
Page 291 - I suppose, one reason, why it is generally taken, both by patient and surgeon, for venereal, and being treated with mercurials, is thereby soon , and much exasperated: in no great length of time, it pervades the skin, dartos, and membranes of the scrotum, and seizes the testicle, which it enlarges, hardens, and renders truly and thoroughly distempered; from whence it makes its way up the spermatic process into the abdomen, most frequently indurating, and spoiling the inguinal glands: when arrived...
Page 354 - ... caries of the body, or bodies of one, or more of the vertebrae ; from this proceed all the ills whether general, or local, apparent, or concealed ; this causes the ill-health of the patient and in time the curvature.

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