A Treatise on the Diseases and Injuries of the Rectum, Anus and Pelvic Colon

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P. Blakiston's Son, 1923 - Anus - 933 pages
 

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Page 13 - Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts — the book of their deeds, the book of their words, and the book of their art.
Page 1 - Behold, with a great plague will the LORD smite thy people, and thy children, and thy wives, and all thy goods: 15 And thou shalt have great sickness by disease of thy bowels, until thy bowels fall out by reason of the sickness day by day.
Page 554 - In the male sex again the average age, at which the onset was noted, was 49.7 years, the minimum being 16.75 and the maximum 74; while the female sex the average was 50.4 years with a minimum 21.8 and a maximum of 88 years. This brings me to the crux of my argument, that every person who has reached the so-called "cancerous age...
Page 121 - The position of the largest and most regular valve is about three inches from the anus, opposite to the base of the bladder. The fold of next most frequent existence is placed at the upper end of the rectum. The third in order occupies a position about midway between these, and the fourth, or that most rarely present, is attached to the side of the gut, about one inch above the anus.
Page 324 - A complete history and careful examination usually elicit the fact that practically every individual who has fistula has or has had hemorrhoids, cryptitis, fissure, pruritus ani, proctitis, or some other form of curable rectal disease. These conditions favor the invasion of the peri-rectal tissues with pyogenic organisms, which is usually followed by an abscess and fistula. Hence, if people were educated to keep their rectums in a healthy state, and did so, fistula would become less frequent. Since...
Page 377 - ... seems to have been much rarer than might have been supposed, and that no case has been reported at the Surgeon-General's office, either during the war or since; that the Army Medical Museum does not contain a single specimen ; nor has he found in the American medical journals any case substantiated by post-mortem examination in which this condition is reported to have followed a flux contracted during the Civil War.
Page 414 - Dr. Pennington states that clinically hemorrhoids should be classified : 1. According to their location. 2. According to their structure. According to their structure they are divided into (a) those containing fluid blood, (b) those containing clotted blood, (c) those containing both fluid and clotted blood, and (d) those consisting of "skin tabs
Page 377 - No case of intestinal stenosis, resulting from the contraction of dysenteric ulcers, has been reported to the surgeon-general's office either during the war or since. The Army Medical Museum does not possess a single specimen, nor have I found in the American journals any case substantiated by post-mortem examination in which this condition is reported to have followed a flux contracted during the civil war.
Page 326 - Edition, pp. 35, 3(5. contents of his rectum, which, notwithstanding the resistance of a carefully constructed bandage, were wont to be suddenly and involuntarily discharged, so as to cause great discomfort, and constant apprehension. Though prepared to find something far wrong, I was not less surprised than shocked, upon inspecting the seat of the disease, to see no appearance of an anus, but instead of it, a deep excavation, at the bottom of which the mucous coat of the bowel presented itself to...
Page 324 - It is said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This injunction is as apropos in the treatment of fistula as in the treatment of any other malady. A complete history and careful examination usually elicit the fact that practically every individual who has fistula has or has had hemorrhoids, cryptitis, fissure, pruritus ani, proctitis, or some other form of curable rectal disease. These conditions favor the invasion of the peri-rectal tissues with pyogenic organisms, which is usually...

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