A Clinical Manual: A Guide to the Practical Examination of the Excretions, Secretions, and the Blood, for the Use of Physicians and Students

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G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1894 - Diagnosis - 139 pages
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Page 124 - In other cases, including those in which the exudate is confined to the larynx, avoiding the tongue, pass the swab far back, and rub it freely against the mucous membrane of the pharynx and tonsils. Without laying the swab down, withdraw the cotton plug from the culture tube, insert the swab, and rub that portion of it which has touched the exudate gently, but thoroughly back and forth all over the surface of the blood serum.
Page 124 - The patient should be placed in a good light, and, if a child, properly held. In cases where it is possible to get a good view of the throat, depress the tongue and rub the cotton swab gently, but freely, against any visible exudate.
Page 77 - Einhorn gives the following directions for the use of this apparatus : — " The patient is asked to open his mouth widely, and the little vessel is placed on the root of the tongue (almost in the pharynx), after which the patient is to swallow once. The vessel reaches the stomach in a short time (one-half minute to one and a half minutes).
Page 125 - Loffler-bacilli, with a moderate number of cocci, or a pure culture of cocci, mostly in pairs or short chains (see Streptococcus). In a few cases there will be an approximately even mixture of Loffler bacilli and cocci, and in others a great excess of cocci.
Page 48 - ... indicated. Pathologically, the excretion of chlorides may be decreased in some fevers, chronic nephritis, croupous pneumonia, diarrhoea, certain stomach disorders and in acute articular rheumatism. EXPERIMENT. Detection of Chlorides in Urine. — Place about 5 cc of urine in a test-tube, render it acid with nitric acid and add a few drops of a solution of argentic nitrate.
Page 127 - It is a unicellular, protoplasmic, motile organism from ten to twenty micromillimeters in diameter, and consists of a clear outer zone (ectosarc) and a granular inner zone (endosarc) containing a nucleus and one or more vacuoles.
Page 6 - The quantity of solid matters in the urine can be obtained approximately by multiplying the last two figures of the specific gravity of the urine by the co-efficient of Haser, which is 2.33. Taking the whole of the twenty-four hours...
Page 127 - The detection of actively moving amoebae in dysenteric evacuations will be greatly facilitated if attention be paid to the following points : 1. The stools are to be passed into a warm bed-pan, and kept at a temperature of 30 to 35 C. until an examination is made.
Page 127 - The homicidal acts of epileptics are done under the most various circumstances, are widely different in character in different cases, and even in the same case at different times, sometimes are done reasoningly from conscious insane motives, sometimes apparently, but not really reasoningly, because without consciousness or memory.
Page 13 - An easy comparative test is to heat a given quantity of urine in a test-tube, add a few drops of nitric acid, and set aside for about twelve hours, and then note the volume occupied by the precipitated albumen.

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