General Medicine, Volume 1

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Year Book Publishers., 1915
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Page 326 - On the basis of this observation hibernation may be ascribed to a period of physiological inactivity, possibly of the entire ductless gland series, but certainly more especially of the pituitary body, not only for the reason that the changes in this structure are particularly apparent but because deprivation of the secretion of this gland alone of the series produces a train of symptoms comparable to those of hibernation.
Page 97 - ... in ninetyfour cases of tuberculosis and was prepared to furnish many more for treatment and observation, but owing to. Dr. Friedmann's delay and dilatoriness it was obliged to limit observations to the ninety-four cases. The claims made for the treatment were, that by means of injections of a living organism, harmless of itself, it was possible to cure cases of tuberculosis which had not advanced to that stage where death was imminent. From the way in which the claims were put forth and from...
Page 248 - ... enlargement, without cyanosis, is probably defective interventricular septum. If the murmur is not transmitted into the vessels of the neck, this lesion exists alone. If the murmur is so transmitted, or if the "humming top" murmur is present, the lesion is probably combined with open ductus arteriosus.
Page 314 - The dosage should be from 3 to 5 grm. daily. It should be given mixed with olive oil or milk to lessen the irritation of the stomach. It should be given when possible after meals. 4. Benzol may produce symptoms of gastrointestinal irritation, such as burning, flatulence, nausea, and vomiting. Dizziness, albuminuria, bronchial irritation, and mucous membrane hemorrhages may occur. 5. When benzol is not tolerated by mouth, it may be tried subcutaneously or per rectum. 6. Benzol first causes an increase...
Page 1 - Under the general editorial charge of Gustavus P. Head, MD, Professor of Laryngology and Rhinology, Chicago Post-Graduate Medical School.
Page 315 - When benzol is not tolerated by mouth, it may be tried subcutaneously or per rectum. 6. Benzol first causes an increase in the white blood-cells, and then a marked fall. This drop may go below normal, and even to a complete absence of white cells if the use of benzol is 'unduly prolonged. 7. The administration of benzol should always be stopped before the white cells reach a normal figure. 8. Benzol in moderate doses has a favorable effect on the red blood-cells and hemoglobin. 9. It is better, when...
Page 213 - 1. Cases of heart involvement in early syphilis may be fully cured irrespective of the character of the lesion by vigorous specific treatment alone and independent of circulatory measures. 2. Even wellestablished and late cases usually respond to treatment with cure, or marked though perhaps temporary benefit. 3. In most tertiary instances purely circulatory measures produce but slight benefit unless preceded by or combined with specific medication. 4. Interrupted or inefficient treatment establishes...
Page 326 - A train of symptoms, coupled with retardation of tissue metabolism and with inactivity of the reproductive glands, not only accompanies states of experimentally induced hypophysial deficiency, but it is equally characteristic of clinical states of hypopituitarism.
Page 329 - Finally, it may be stated that all the above pathologic evidence points to a constant relative association of increased secretion and increased absorption from the thyroid proportional to the degree of toxicity on the part of the patient.
Page 238 - Whether this is a beneficia] effect is even questionable in children with cardiac involvement. It may well be, as Dr. Sollmann suggests, that strychnin stimulation makes the heart work harder, and that it should not be used as a cardiac stimulant. Its effect on respiration in the conventional dosage is of no value; in larger doses, it does appear to slow the respiration up to the point where there are toxic symptoms (slight twitchings) of increased hypersensitiveness of the reflex arc, or when the...

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