Memoirs of military surgery: Containing the practice of the French military surgeons during the principal campaigns of the late war. Abridged and translated from the French by John Waller. In two parts, Part 1

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Cox, 1815 - Surgery, Military - 267 pages
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Page 248 - ... est genus hominum qui esse primos se omnium rerum volunt nec sunt: hos consector; hisce ego non paro me ut rideant, sed eis ultro adrideo et eorum ingenia admiror simul. quidquid dicunt laudo; id rursum si negant, laudo id quoque; negat quis: nego; ait: aio; postremo imperavi egomet mihi omnia adsentari. is quaestus nunc est multo uberrimus.
Page 257 - The circulation is thus restored, and the course of it is kept up by the subsequent application of spirituous and camphorated tonics, by the internal use of cordials gradually administered, dry and hot frictions over the whole surface of the body, and continued moderate exercise. In case of a deficiency of ice and snow in the first instance, Larry recommends the employment of cold red wine or vinegar, or camphorated brandy, made cold by plunging it into the water of a well.
Page 245 - ... march had taken flight; others were making vain efforts to follow them, and escape this unexpected attack. We, however, were their prop and support; we were determined to die rather than to seek ignominious safety. I expressed forcibly to all the wounded who remained the resolution which I had taken not to abandon my post; I assured them that, whatever might be the result of this alarm, which to me appeared false, they had nothing to fear for their life. All the members of my own department rallied...
Page 178 - ... your eagles with immortal glory. An army of a hundred thousand men, commanded by the emperors of Russia and Austria, in less than four days has been cut to pieces or dispersed; those who escaped your steel have been drowned in the lakes.
Page 15 - If these fail, blisters may be applied to the back of the neck or behind the ears.
Page 5 - ... muddy water, almost solid, the most vigorous soldiers, devoured by thirst and overcome by heat, sank under the weight of their arms. The manner in which death approached these sufferers was strange. " They perished as if by extinction. This death," says Larrey, " appeared to me sweet and calm, for one of them said to me at the last moment of his life, that he found himself in a state of comfort inexpressible.
Page 136 - CASE LV. Pierre Soult, of the 22d Chasseurs, received from a Mameluke, at the battle of Salehyah, a cut from a sabre, which divided, among other parts, the external protuberance of the occipital bone. The man was cured ; but Larrey adds in a note, " I have since had occasion to see this soldier, who declares that he has been deprived of his generative power ever since that wound.
Page 130 - LAIIREY relates the case of a soldier, who was struck on the face with a cannon-ball, which took away almost the whole of the lower jaw and three-fourths of the upper...
Page 157 - This iron wire, which is about an inch long, enters into the cartridge; sometimes it unites two halls together. They were beside ragged, and of a larger calibre than those of our pieces.
Page 252 - February, the temperature suddenly rose, the mercury ascending to 3, 4, or 5 degrees above zero. A great quantity of sleet that fell on the morning of the 10th, was the forerunner of the thaw which took place in the course of that day, and continued in the same degree for several days.

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