A manual of medical treatment or clinical therapeutics

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Cassell, 1893 - Therapeutics - 744 pages
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Page 624 - I give an ounce every two, three, or four hours, according to the severity of the case — that will be from twelve to thirty-six grains of quinine in the twenty -four hours according to the case.
Page 169 - Other symptoms dependent on the presence of the colouring matter of the bile in the blood are depression of the circulation, as indicated by slowing of the pulse rate, and a tendency to haemorrhages, as well as great depression also of the intellectual functions, with drowsiness and hypochondriasis.
Page 316 - ... distance above. The interruptions should be made by an electrode held in the hand and provided with a finger-key, and each muscle should be treated for about three minutes daily, fifty to sixty interruptions being made per minute by the finger. The strength used should be the least which will secure contraction in the muscle. When interruptions of the current do not produce a prompt response alternation of the current may be employed by reversing the current rapidly by means of the pole-changer...
Page 36 - we have no single drug of equal utility in the chronic forms of phthisis," but it is useless in cases with " much hectic and rapid degeneration of the pulmonary tissues." We have not ourselves observed any such brilliant results from arsenic, but it is always worth a trial, especially in chronic cases, with accompanying bronchial catarrh. We have not found it of any great value in the more acute forms, nor in those in which there is a very decided hereditary predisposition, nor in others with a...
Page 186 - ... at first, and a tube of some sort must be kept in until the discharge is reduced to a very minute quantity. If the abscess have burst into the lung, pleura, pericardium, peritoneum, or kidney, and the position of the abscess can be clearly determined, it must be opened without delay. If the position of an abscess be only suspected and the patient be losing ground, it is right to puncture the liver in the most likely situations, bearing in mind that, though usually quite harmless, a slight amount...
Page 18 - ... circle, to count 2. No better point than this can be practised. It is one of the most useful as it is one of the most difficult, and its speedy adoption at home would greatly heighten the value of the preliminary practice of the point game.
Page 199 - Many writers, speaking of the curability of certain forms, show a lack of appreciation of the essential conditions upon which the symptoms depend. So far as we have any knowledge, no remedies at our disposal can alter or remove the cicatricial connective tissue which constitutes the materia peccans in ordinary cirrhosis. On the other hand, we know that extreme grades of contraction of the liver may persist for years without symptoms when the compensatory circulation exists. The so-callt'd cure of...
Page 624 - Into a twelve-ounce bottle put thirty grains of powdered potassium chlorate, and pour on it forty minims of strong hydrochloric acid. Chlorine gas is at once rapidly liberated. Fit a cork into the mouth of the bottle, and keep it closed until it has become filled with the greenish-yellow gas. Then pour water into the bottle little by little, closing the bottle and well shaking at each addition, until the bottle is filled.
Page 440 - ... three-quarters to one hour, and it is continued for six weeks. Very mild currents are used at first. The duration of the rest-cure should never be less than a month. It is usually about six or eight weeks. A typical schedule for a rest -cure patient as given by Dr.
Page 654 - ... for years to come, and we are now running into a fourth epidemic in London, without any great organised attempt being made to counteract it. The provisional memorandum of the Local Government Board, issued on January 23, 1892, impressed upon the public the fact that in its epidemic form influenza is an eminently infectious complaint, communicable in the ordinary personal relations of individuals with each other, that separation of the sick from the healthy should as far as practicable be carried...

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