The Epitome: A Monthly Retrospect of American Practical Medicine and Surgery, Volume 5 (Google eBook)
W. A. Townsend., 1884 - Medicine
Containing a retrospective view of every discovery and practical improvement in the medical sciences, abstracted from the current medical journals of the United States and Canada.
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Page 279 - ... remove the cork, and critically smell the air contained in the bottle. If it has any smell, and especially if the odor is in the least repulsive, the water should be rejected for domestic use. By heating the water to boiling, an odor is evolved sometimes that otherwise does not appear. Taste. Water fresh from the well is usually tasteless, even though it may contain a large amount of putrescible organic matter. Water for domestic use should be perfectly tasteless, and remain so even after it...
Page 560 - In their comments on the cases, the committee remarked that "it is conclusively proved by Dr. Cory's experiments that it is possible for syphilis to be communicated in vaccination from a vaccine vesicle on a syphilitic person, notwithstanding that the operation be performed with the utmost care to avoid the admixture of the blood.
Page 304 - Miscellaneous. — Butter, cheese of all kinds, eggs cooked in all ways •except with flour or sugar, sauces without sugar, milk, or flour. Almonds, hazel-nuts, walnuts, cocoanuts. Tea or coffee with a little cream and without sugar. (Glycerine may be used instead of sugar if desired.) Moderately palatable ice-creams and...
Page 410 - The following conclusions to his paper are worthy of careful study: 1. The sometimes terrible effects of examinations or operations in the pelvis do not often, if ever, take place when there is not a perceptible predisposing inflammation. '2. The inflammation may be so slight as to be easily overlooked. 3. It may be an original condition, the sequence of an acute attack long gone by, or it may be the product of some immediately previous examination or operation, the effects of which have not subsided....
Page 282 - ... the fatty tissues of the body, including the brain and nerves. This tendency to emaciation and loss of weight is arrested by the regular use of HYDROLEINE, which may be discontinued when the usual average weight has been permanently regained.
Page 124 - It should not be given to complete anaesthesia except for operations, convulsions or spasms of the cervix, and then one person should devote his entire attention to it. 4. The inhalation should be stopped directly the pulse becomes weak or the respiration irregular. 5. Do not give it if there be grounds to fear a fatty or enfeebled cardiac wall.
Page 113 - ... now well understood in science demonstrate their necessity. Antiseptic injections, both vaginal and intra-uterine, are of great service when the indications for their use are clearly shown by local signs or general symptoms, but they cannot be recommended with safety as a routine practice on theoretical grounds, as, for obvious reasons, they may be most detrimental in retarding the cicatrization of lesions and the other processes of normal convalescence, and are otherwise sometimes dangerous.
Page 55 - ... should be steadily pursued, with occasional intermissions. Indigestion, gastralgia, and colic pains, nausea or diarrhoea, are occasionally caused by it, and if so, the quantity administered must be reduced. It is usually borne without any discomfort, but after prolonged administration, salivation, weakness, emaciation, trembling, and other nervous phenomena may possibly occur.