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Page 137 - ... a custom loathsome to the eye, hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, dangerous to the lungs, and in the black stinking fume thereof, nearest resembling the horrible Stygian smoke of the pit that is bottomless.
Page 38 - The woman about to become a mother. or with her new-born infant upon her bosom, should be the object of trembling care and sympathy wherever she bears her tender burden or stretches her aching limbs.
Page 39 - The very outcast of the streets has pity upon her sister in degradation when the seal of promised maternity is impressed upon her. The remorseless vengeance of the law, brought down upon its victim by a machinery as sure as destiny, is arrested in its fall at a word which reveals her transient claim for mercy. The solemn prayer of the liturgy singles out her sorrows from the multiplied trials of life, to plead for her in the hour of peril. God forbid that any member of the profession to which she...
Page 136 - Conceive a poor miserable wretch, who for many years has been attempting to beat off pain, by a constant recurrence to the vice that reproduces it. Conceive a spirit in hell, employed in tracing out for others the road to that heaven, from which his crimes exclude him!
Page 136 - God ! how willingly would I place myself under Dr. Fox, in his establishment; for my case is a species of madness, only that it is a derangement, an utter impotence of the volition, and not of the intellectual faculties. You bid me rouse myself: go bid a man paralytic in both arms, to rub them briskly together, and that will cure him. ' Alas!' he would reply, 'that I cannot move my arms, is my complaint and my misery.
Page 30 - I found could be readily accomplished by pladng t/ie woman on her knees, with the head down upon the bed, in the posture assumed by eastern nations in worship, and now often resorted to in surgical operations upon the uterus and vagina. Let it be remembered that the axis of the uterus is a line running from the umbilicus, or a little above it, to the coccyx ; and it will be seen that, by placing the woman in this position, it will be entirely inverted...
Page 30 - That the causes of the persistence of this accident (whatever may at first have produced it) reduced themselves to two, the slippery nature of the displaced part, and the inclined plane offered it by the uterus, by which to roll out of its cavity ; and, Second, That the only rational mode of treatment would be inverting this plane, and thus turning to our advantage not only it, but the lubricity of the cord, which ordinarily constitutes the main barrier to our success. This, I found, could be readily...
Page 30 - Thomas, in investigating this subject, came to the following conclusions : " First, that the causes of the persistence of this accident (whatever may at first have produced it) reduced themselves to two, the slippery nature of the displaced part and the inclined plane offered it by the uterus, by which to roll out of its cavity; and, second, that the only rational mode of treatment would be inverting this plane, and thus turning to our advantage not only it, but the lubricity of the cord, which ordinarily...
Page 136 - God! how willingly would I place myself under Dr Fox in his Establishment for my Case is a species of madness, only that it is a derangement, an utter impotence of the Volition, & not of the intellectual Faculties...
Page 164 - ... of the broken ends, and the displacement of the fragments, then assuredly, in spite of all local and general measures, there will arise frightful swelling, pain, tension, and heat ; the intermuscular tissue will be gorged with blood, and the circulation of the limb roused to a dangerous and alarming degree.

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