Injuries of the Spine and Spinal Cord Without Apparent Mechanical Lesion, and Nervous Shock: In Their Surgical and Medico-legal Aspects

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J. & A. Churchill, 1885 - Accidents - 397 pages
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Page 278 - Before the curing of a strong disease, Even in the instant of repair and health, The fit is strongest : evils that take leave On their departure most of all show evil.
Page 280 - Behold you servitor of God and Mammon, Who, binding up his Bible with his Ledger, Blends Gospel texts with trading gammon, A black-leg saint, a spiritual hedger, Who backs his rigid Sabbath, so to speak, Against the wicked remnant of the week, A saving bet against his sinful bias—
Page 278 - There is no vice so simple but assumes Some mark of virtue on his outward parts." (Merchant of Venice, Act iii,
Page 87 - a familiar illustration of this from an injury to a watch by falling on the ground. A watchmaker once told me that if the glass was broken, the works were rarely damaged ; if the glass escapes unbroken, the jar of the fall will usually be found to have stopped the movement.
Page 90 - and thighs. After a time, which varies much in different cases, from a day or two to a week or more, he finds that he is unfit for exertion, and unable to attend to business. He now lays up, and perhaps for the first time seeks surgical assistance.
Page 88 - whatever may be the nature of the primary change that is produced in the spinal cord by a concussion, the secondary effects are clearly of an inflammatory character, and are identical with those phenomena that have been described by Ollivier, Abercrombie and others, as dependent on chronic meningitis of the cord and sub-acute myelitis.
Page 89 - between the time of the occurrence of the accident and the development of the more serious symptoms. It is this that enables the surgeon to connect the two in the relation of cause and effect. This is not peculiar to railway injuries, but it occurs in all cases of progressive paralysis after spinal concussion.
Page 162 - In short, shock is an example of reflex paralysis in the strictest and narrowest sense of the term—a reflex inhibition, probably in the majority of cases general, affecting all the functions of the nervous system, and not limited to the heart and vessels only.
Page 72 - in consequence of which [its intimate organic structure may be more or less deranged, and by which its functions are certainly greatly disturbed, so that various symptoms indicative of loss or modification of innervation are immediately or remotely induced.

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