A Year-book of Medicine, Surgery, and Their Allied Sciences, for 1862

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New Sydenham Society, 1863 - Medical jurisprudence - 520 pages
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Page 257 - ... with a view of ascertaining the length of time requisite for that process. If it is over five minutes, a small quantity of common salt had better be dissolved in the water before adding the plaster. The more salt added, the sooner will the plaster "set." If delay be necessary, the addition of a few drops of carpenter's glue or mucilage will subserve that end. Equal parts of water and plaster are the best proportions. The plaster is sprinkled in the water and gradually mixed with it. The cloth,...
Page 489 - ... as many of these children die, the mothers become familiarised with the fact, and speak of the deaths of their children with a degree of nonchalance rarely met with among women who devote themselves mainly to the care of their offspring.
Page 403 - Foolscap 8ro. cloth, 4s. 6d. DR. MACKENZIE, MD, MRCP THE PATHOLOGY AND TREATMENT OF PHLEGMASIA DOLENS, as deduced from Clinical and Physiological Researches. Lettsomian Lectures on Midwifery.
Page 277 - ON LONG, SHORT, AND WEAK SIGHT, and their Treatment by the Scientific Use of Spectacles.
Page 180 - ... shabbiness, pitilessly open to the eye in the avenues which have only horse-car tracks in them. In fact, now that the elevated railroads are built, and the wrong they have done to persons is mainly past recall, perhaps the worst that can be said of them is that they do not serve their purpose. Of course, in...
Page 148 - ... only those biliary ingredients which exist preformed in the blood. In jaundice from obstruction, on the other hand, the urine contains, in addition to these, the materials generated in the liver itself, and which have been reabsorbed into the circulation from the distended gall-bladder and ducts. A simple mode of distinguishing the two conditions is, to add to about two drachms of urine half a drachm of strong sulphuric acid, and a fragment of loaf-sugar the size of a pea.
Page 152 - If no such reaction ensue, go on adding urine, until a quantity equal to the bulk of the test employed has been poured in ; heat again to ebullition ; and no change occurring, set aside without further boiling. If no milkiness is produced as the mixture cools, the urine may be confidently pronounced free from sugar, for no quantity above one-fortieth of a grain can escape such a search, and any quantity below that is devoid of clinical significance. Roberts describes in detail the method of estimating...
Page 48 - ... by shivering, sometimes succeeded by an indistinct hot stage, but always by profuse sweating. The sooner the latter follows the setting in of the cold stage, the shorter and milder is the attack, and the less likely is the caster to be incapacitated for work on the following day.
Page 489 - ... from the drains and closets of houses, as well as in the ventilation of the public sewers ; that in applying the charcoal, those contrivances should be used which offer the least resistance to the free passage of the air ; that the situation of the filters is best, when the charcoal is protected from wet and from dirt, and is easily accessible...
Page 496 - That they have a tendency to strengthen and develop in the offspring, individual peculiarities of the parents, both mental and physical, whether morbid or otherwise ; and therefore in practice they often do induce degeneration.

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