THE MEDICO-CHIRURGICAL REVIEW (Google eBook)

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(pp. 390-415). A criticism within the medical profession concerning the merit of governmental investigation (or sattistical investigations) vis. medical practice.
"So glaring was the unfitness of
these questions to the purposes of the inquiry, and so strongly did they outrage public feeling at the time, that the eulogist of the Government felt himself called upon to visit them with a deprecating sentence or two in his eloquent exposé of " What have the Ministers done?" These are the questions also which, with their tables attached, were printed and issued to the District Commissioners in such prodigious masses, that the post in Scotland, as we learn from high authority, absolutely broke down under their weight, and thereby interrupted the correspondence of the country for several
hours. But after all, the best comment upon these impracticable and purely theoretical instructions is, that of the cartloads of blank printed tables and queries transmitted to the District Medical Commissioners, not even one solitary, filled up specimen appears in any of the Reports.
This attempt to tack on a theoretical scheme of general statistics upon a specific, practical investigation was ill-judged, to say the least of it, and might have been fatal to the succèss of the Commission. But on such occasions as these, the proper objects of inquiry arc too plain to be mistaken, and indeed almost all instructions are fortunately compressible into a small compass ; whatever may be the extent of paper over which they are spread. In the present case all that was essential in the thirty-five pages already mentioned, may be found in the three following sentences or headings, which might with advantage have been condensed into one. The Medical Commissioners are told to investigate —
1. "The actual condition of the manufacturing population (including children and adults) relatively to health and disease." p. 7.
2. " The present condition of the manufacturing population (including children
and adults) compared with its condition at former periods." 12.
3. " Comparative state of the children of the same age and class, in the same
district, not factory children." 13.
The object which the locomotive Commissioners felt themselves obliged to keep in view, and that to which the terms of their commission expressly bound them was, " to collect information as to the employment of children in factories, and as to the propriety of curtailing their hours of" labour." This brief instruction inculcates, so far as the Medical Commissioners were concerned, the necessity of ascertaining the effects of factory labour upon the health and growth of children so employed, with the view of suggesting remedies for such evils and
abuses as might be found to exist in the present mode of conducting such labour. We shall now take our leave of the official instructions, and proceed to examine the methods actually adopted by each of the four District Medical Commissioners, in conducting their inquiries, with the facts elicited by these gentlemen, as set forth in their respective Reports.
 

Contents

Mysterious Case of Pulmonary Abscess I
92
XI
125
On the Motions and Sounds of the Heart
133
XII
137
PERISCOPE PART I
138
Spirit of the English Periodicals and Notices of English Medical Literature 1 The Treatment of Asiatic Cholera and Chronic Diarrhosa By Mr Langford
145
On Nervous Affections of Voluntary Muscles By Mr Ed Lee
148
A Compendium of Osteology By Dr Witt
151
The Introductorirs
152
B Dr Watson 15 1
153
Mr Robertson on Cyuanrhe I arytigea ISS 6 Dr Maxwell on Uterine Haemorrh ige US 7 Mr Cunningham on Rrtroversio Uteri
156
Mr Easton on Diseases uf the Poor ISA 9 Dr Davis on Sterility
159
IS Difference between the fecta and perfect Heart 16 1
164
Wound of the Gluteal Artery By Mr Carmichael
165
On fungating Venereal Ulcer
167
Bony Union of Fracture of the Cervix Femoris
170
Case of CEsophagotomy
172
Deepseated Naevi treated hy Stton
174
Case of large Ovarian Tumour
177
Natural Paracentesis Thoracis
178
Philadelphia Report on Cholera
180
The Bengal Proteus
181
Dr Carricks important Remarks 0n Medical Education
182
The Stomachpump in Vesical Haemorrhage By Mr Simptou Itsi
185
Remarks on the Transaction in general
186
Medical Nepotism
187
Bristol Medical Conversation SocietyDr Davies Cases
188
Spirit of the Foreign Periodicals
193
Aeetas Phimbi in Pulmonary Affections 133
195
The late Joshua Brookes
199
Sudden Death during Intoxicatim 196
200
Curious Otitis in the Insane
201
New Litbotome
203
in Continuance of Life after Destruction of lirain
204
Iodine against Salivation
205
Encysted Dropsy spontaneous cure
206
Ligature of the Subclavian Artery 20S 18 Caesarian operation
207
The artificial production of Vaccine
210
Iodine in Apocryphal Swellings
211
TartarEmetic in roup
212
S3 Paralysis of certain Senses
213
On the Plica Polonica
215
Annual Report of the Surgical and Ophthalinologic il Hospital of Berlin
218
A celebrated Styptic purchased by Godfrey and Cook
220
Fractures of the Loner jaw
221
On Mucous discharges from the Uterus
222
Chronic Leucorrhcca
223
Confirmation of Sir C Bells opinions respecting the Nerves By Professor Muller of Bonn
225
Letter from Sir Charles Bell to Dr I Johnson
228
Malformations of the Oesophagus 2 10
230
Moitality in Armies
231
Lithotrity 332
232
5 On Calculous Affections
233
ti Medical Statistics
234
Academv of Medicine
235
Hydatid Tumours of the Wrist
241
Diseases of the Testis Mr Hawkins
247
Extensive Idiopathic Phlebitis
253
Iodine in Dropsy
259
Amputation in Spreading Gangrene with Comments
265
Miscellanies
278
Westminster Medical Society
284
RECENT WORKS ON PATHOLOGICAL ANATOMY
289
Principles anil Illustrations of Morbid Anatomy By Dr Hope
296
Cbiveii iiieks Anatomie Patholoique du Corps Humain c
303
Causes of Decline in the University of Edinburgh
315
An Essay on Inflammation By Philip Lovf ll PiiiLLirs M D
324
Sir Charles Scudamnre on Inhalation in Tubercular Phthisis
420
A Treatise on Diseases and Injuries of the Nerves By Jos Swan
423
PERISCOPE PART I
425
Spirit of the English Periodicals and Notices of English Medical Literature I Suggestions as to the Nature and Treatment of Cerebral Diseases By Dr P...
433
Dr Beatty on the Secale Cornutum
438
Conversion of Lung into Eucephaloid Matter
439
Dr Camming on Haematemesis
441
Dr Graves on Secretion of Air in Thorax and Abdomen with Cases
442
On the Anterior Membrane of the Eyelid By Dr Wallace
446
Dr Beatty on Mammary Abscess
448
Dr Alexander on Vermination
449
Dr Negri on Secale Cornutum
450
Dr Beauchamp on Tart Ant in Porrign
453
Medical Problems By Dr Griffin
454
Dr Graves on the AntiPtyalismal Effect of Iodine
455
Choleraphobia and Cholera Ecclesiastes
456
The PreceptorDr Stokes on Delirium Tremens and Dyspepsia
457
Mr Middlemore on a ptculiar Ulceration of the Eyelid
461
Dr Hunter Lane on Mammary Hypertrophy
464
Dr Graves Notice of Modern German Books
467
Effects of Iodine with Strictures
468
Dr Cheater on Kractuics of the Lower Jaw
469
SI Trwib lodgd in the Right Brunchus
471
Additional Cases by Dr Evanson
473
J8 Human Teeth the Nuclei if Urinary Calculi
475
Mr Warurop on the Injurious Effects of Bleeding with Cases anil Remarks
476
21 Dr Aid is on Connexion of Cerebral Disease with Jaundice
479
Flavour and Odour
480
Spirit of the Foreign Periodicals 1 Dr Aschersoii on Vices of Formation
481
Ague treated vith the Salicine
482
Poison of Sheeprot communicated to Man
484
Sulphate of CadmiuDi in Specks of Cornea
485
Concentrated Laurel Water in Neuralgia
486
R Development of the Thymus in Mull and Animals
487
Impediments to Parturition
489
Torsion of Arteries in Man By Clot Bey
491
S PlasterMoulds for Fractures
492
Progress of Physiology in the present Century
493
On the Diagnosis of Cardiac Affections
494
Medical Properties of Creosote
497
Anatomical NotandaAnatomy of the Eye
498
The last I llness of Goethe
499
Calrareous Incrustations on the Crystalline Lens
501
Mullers Experiments on the Blood
503
Cowpox Origin of
504
Petit ou the Treatment of Cholera
505
Suture of the Perineum
506
Medical Responsibility
507
Causes of Proportion of the Sexes
508
Lacerated Perineum Treatment of
510
Professor Boiiillauds opinion respecting Typhus Fever
514
Hearing through the Apertures made by the Trephine
516
Eucephaloid Disease of the Kidney
517
Dislocation of the Astragalus 580
521
Remarks on some frequent Forms of Venereal Ulcer by Mr H J Johnson
529
Report of Cases treated by Mr Bower at the Rochdale General Dispensary
543
Traumatic Tetanus
555
v Miscellanies
561
Medical Statistics and Reform
567
ObituarySir W Franklin
573
Dr Wises reply to Mr Arnott
579
Pericarditis 2
2
Hermaphrodism
10
TO CORRESPONDENTS
31
On Turning the Fictus bv the Head 237
34
Essays on the following subjects viz the Present State of Medical Science and Prac
50

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