Enteroclysis, hypodermoclysis, and infusion

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Dougherty, 1900 - Enteroclysis - 349 pages

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Page 86 - ... or basin. The patient should be brought to the edge of the bed, and the latter may be tilted by elevating the opposite side on two chairs. The rubber sheet should be covered with a Turkish towel and a wad of gauze, or cotton placed just beneath the anus to absorb the leakage. The fountain syringe tube passes between the legs and is attached to the central tube of the FIG.
Page 303 - ... on chair. Hands and Feet. (17) The arms, extended horizontally outwards, are rotated from the shoulder-joint to the extreme limits forwards and backwards. (18) The hands in turn are extended and flexed on the forearm to extreme limits, and brought back in line with arm. Resist with both hands. (19) The feet in turn are flexed and extended to extreme limits> and then brought back to their natural position. Resist with both hands. We have arranged these in 5 groups, as in this way they may be more...
Page 255 - Hare has recently pointed out tie fact that chloroform kills really 'by vasomotor paralysis, whereby "the man is suddenly bled into his own veins and capillaries, as effectively as if into a bowl"; 'and instant anemia of brain and heart results. It is the part of wisdom to insist upon twenty-four hours, at least, in hospital (preferably) and in bed, before anesthesia. Bodily rest and time in which the mind may grow accustomed to tie new environment are of obvious value.
Page 228 - ... forming as it does a most important tunic of the bloodvessels, would be greatly aided by hot saline infusion in regaining its lost tone. Perhaps, too, the central sympathetic centers would feel and respond to this stimulus. Now, since a more vigorous cardiac action...
Page 228 - It would be painless, the patient not yet 'being out of anesthesia. It would certainly be harmless. And I believe it would do muc'h to prevent, by maintaining filled blood-vessels, otherwise fatal shock from developing. It seems not improbable that ux shall ultimately see this done as a matter of routine, after all severe operations.
Page 228 - Read before the Surgical Section of the New York Academy of Medicine, May 10, 1897.
Page v - Thomson, from which the following is a quotation : "Lavage of the invisible cavities of the body in inflammatory states of their lining mucous membranes has justly taken rank among the most effective of modern remedial measures. In the case of the rectum and lower bowel, however, the...
Page 226 - ... all means in our power. Where weakness from a constitutional dyscrasia or from any removable cause exists the indication for a preparatory line of treatment is plain. In most cases it is also well to exhibit strychnin in minute doses for several days before a major operation, thereby invigorating the nervous system. But the chief reliance, the one which is already working wonders in the hands of those who know how to use it, is the free use of intravenous, hot, saline infusion injected while...
Page 304 - The following rules are laid down. 1 . Each movement is to be performed slowly and evenly, that is at a uniform rate. 2. No movement is to be repeated twice in succession in the same limb or group of muscles. 3. Each single or combined movement is to be followed by an interval of rest. 4. The movements are not...
Page v - In the case of the rectum and lower bowel, however, the greatest number of advantageous results follow from this procedure, not only by improvement in local conditions, but still more . by effects obtainable through certain physiological relations upon the general circulation, as well as others secured through important nervous associations with contiguous organs.

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