A practical treatise on the diseases of the lungs: including the principles of physical diagnosis

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Blanchard and Lea, 1860 - Medical - 613 pages
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Page 514 - (1.) That it more rapidly and effectually induces improvement in the general and local symptoms than any other known agent. (2.) That its power of curing the disease is undetermined ;—I mean here, by " curing " the disease, its power of causing, along with suspension of progress, such change
Page 516 - lung is implicated to an advanced degree, than where a relatively large area is diseased in an incipient stage. (16.) That when chronic pleurisy or chronic pneumonia exists on a large scale, the oil often fails to relieve the pectoral symptoms. (17.) That it often disagrees, when the liver is enlarged, and
Page 515 - in the ileum, affords no contra-indication to the use of the oil ; even the profuse diarrhoea caused by extensive ulcération of the large bowel is not made worse by it. (14.) That the beneficial operation of the oil diminishes,
Page 232 - taken in conjunction with the indubitable tendency of syphilis plus mercury to induce the outbreak of phthisis in a person having the requisite constitutional aptitude. How are the cases to be distinguished ? By the total want of accordance between the physical signs and the constitutional symptoms ; the patient with syphilitic bronchitis has neither
Page 509 - If a young adult, free from secondary syphilis and spermatorrhoea, and not dissolute in his habits, steadily lose weight, without clear cause, he is in all probability phthisical, even though no subjective chest-symptoms exist, (s) But he is not by any means certainly so ; for he may have latent cancer in some
Page 515 - peculiarities of youth and age are better understood, aid in giving a clue to its mode of action. (15.) That the effects of the oil are more strikingly beneficial, when a small extent of
Page 516 - That when chronic pleurisy or chronic pneumonia exists on a large scale, the oil often fails to relieve the pectoral symptoms. (17.) That it often disagrees, when the liver is enlarged, and probably fatty. (18.) That weight may be increased by it,
Page 436 - these gummata ever form independently of other tertiary evidences of syphilis in the bones and cellular tissue ? If they do, their diagnosis must be infinitely difficult,—difficult indeed under all circumstances ; for the physical signs can be none other than those of solidification followed by softening and excavation, while the local and general symptoms closely simulate those of phthisis.
Page 508 - of the pleura. I would even go further, and say that the combination in question is rather hostile than otherwise to the admission of phthisis ; as, had tuberculous excavation formed at one side, the other lung would, in infinite probability, have been affected
Page 126 - If individuals, whose lungs are healthy, or diseased only at the apices, and whose breathing is habitually calm, are made suddenly to respire deeply, a peculiar, fine, dry crepitation, accompanying inspiration only, may often be detected at the bases posteriorly. But after two or three, or at most five or six, acts of respiration, it

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