American Journal of Syphilography and Dermatology ...

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F.W. Christern, 1872
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Page 339 - There were cases in which syphilis occurred in a healthy person — the only disease was syphilis. Then treatment was very easy — the case was a simple one ; they had but one enemy to fight — all went on regularly. But, unhappily, in many instances syphilis was not alone; there was something else — scrofula, skin disease, scurvy, low constitution, poorness of the blood. They must understand that such complications as these altered the case ; the treatment did not act so powerfully as it would...
Page 93 - The work before us is unquestionably the most exhaustive treatise, on the diseases to which It Is devoted, that has yet appeared In English. And its distinctive value arises from the fact that the work is no mere rajficiamento of old observations, but rests on his own experience and practice, which, as we have before observed, have been very extensive.
Page 150 - ... from the living matter of health, but which has acquired the property of retaining its life under new conditions ; living matter destroyed with difficulty, and possessing such wonderful energy that it will grow and multiply when removed from the seat of its development and transferred to another situation, provided only it be supplied with suitable nutrient pabulum...
Page 340 - But only one for the first stage, and only the other for the later stage or syphilis ? No, the rule was absolute that as long as there were secondary symptoms well marked, mercury must be given; when there was a mixture of secondary and tertiary symptoms, mercury and iodide ; for tertiary symptoms, iodide. To treat some patients with iodide would not advance them in any way. Why? Because there was frequently in the constitution, in the blood, something of the second stage, something that required...
Page 88 - Scott by the above described method, the patient, a young gentleman, was so disfigured as to present the appearance of a negro, his face being blackened, his lips swollen and everted, eyelids closed, hair and beard much singed, intense intolerance of light, and profuse lachrymation, with great suffering. The application of the carbolic acid and oil was followed by instant relief, and the oil becoming more fluid from the heat of the skin, ran over the skin with the appearance of thick ink. The result...
Page 80 - That the use of the bichloride of mercury in hypodermic injections, though a method of treatment possessing certain advantages, is, for various reasons, of limited application. 2. That it is useful in the whole secondary period of syphilis, in roseola, and in the various papular syphilides, and in that form of pustular syphilide in which there is only slight tendency to the formation of pus. 3. That it very rapidly cures all syphilitic neuroses, and that it is very beneficial in the cachexia of syphilis,...
Page 337 - ... for the immensely large number of cases of (reputed) syphilis which used to be radically cured. But, since syphilis had been correctly diagnosed, the inquiry to which he had devoted a large part of his life was to see what belonged to syphilis, and what resembled it without belonging to it. There had been great differences in the results of treatment — so much so that a doubt, as Mr. Acton had said, had arisen whether real syphilis could be cured. That doubt as to the curability of syphilis...
Page 180 - June 5th, 1891. In the discussion which followed the reading of the paper it was suggested by Mr. Swinburne that the most useful function of such an indicator would be to continually show the diagram on a screen in an engine-room, so that at every instant the engineer would not only know the pressure of steam in his boiler, but also the pressure at every instant in the cylinder. I quite...
Page 341 - ... same as the general law of small-pox, vaccine, and measles. If they were sure of this from what he had said and from their own experience, then they might be sure that syphilis could be perfectly, radically cured. They could tell their patients that, and give them courage and hope. If the patient had courage to go through with the treatment, and the physician had courage enough to stick to it, the patient might be radically cured. He thanked them for the reception they had given him ; it reminded...
Page 337 - — thought that now and then an armistice might probably be made with syphilis, but that there was no real cure. In fact, they frequently saw that a long time — months, years — after the symptoms had been treated, new symptoms appeared. And so the doubt whether syphilis could be radically cured, or whether the cure was only temporary, with a prospect of the symptoms returning, might still remain ; he (Ricord), however, had established the law of the unicity of the diathesis of syphilis. The...

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