The New-England Journal of Medicine and Surgery: And Collateral Branches of Science, Volume 8

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Wells and Lilly, 1819 - Medicine
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Page 408 - The Physiognomical System of Drs Gall and Spurzheim, founded on an Anatomical and Physiological Examination of the Nervous System in general, and of the Brain in particular ; and indicating the Dispositions and Manifestations of the Mind.
Page 370 - Plates. 8vo. 16s. Practical Observations on the Nature and Treatment of Marasmus, and of those Disorders allied to it, which may be strictly denominated Bilious. By Joseph Ayre, MD Member of the Royal Medical Society of Edinburgh, &c.
Page 205 - Jacob, Demonstrator of Anatomy in the University of Dublin, has discovered, and demonstrated in his lectures on the diseases of the eye, this spring, a membrane covering the external surface of the retina, in man and other animals. Its extreme delicacy accounts for its not having been hitherto noticed. He arrived at the discovery by means of a new method of displaying and examining this and other delicate parts. He argues from analogy, the necessity of the existence of such a membrane, as parts so...
Page 270 - In some instances, after a short time the discharge ceases ; the orifice heals, and the puncture may then be repeated some time afterwards. But where the puncture has not become closed, I have never found any ill consequences to arise from its remaining open.
Page 238 - ... off as soon; never, as has been supposed, proceeding from bad to worse, or from one succession of parts to another in unabated violence; on the contrary they by no means exhibit the same violent and unrelenting symptoms which we have observed in many instances where mercury has been used ; the...
Page 401 - If the arm of the fetus should be almost entirely protruded, with the shoulder pressing on the perineum ; if a considerable portion of its thorax be in the hollow of the sacrum, with the axilla low in the pelvis ; if, with this disposition, the uterine efforts be still powerful, and if the thorax be forced sensibly lower during the pressure of each successive pain, the evolution may with great confidence be expected.
Page 135 - ... relief is permanent. A young lady in Edinburgh, several years ago, after the usual symptoms in the head, had lain for three or four days in a state of perfect coma, and her situation was considered as entirely hopeless. Her medical attendants, paying their visit as a matter of form, were astonished to find her one day sitting up and free from complaint; a copious discharge of matter had taken place from the ear with immediate relief, and she continued afterwards in good health. It is, however,...
Page 365 - The same kind of facts, the same reasoning, the same sort of evidence altogether, which show digestion to be the function of the alimentary canal, motion of the muscles, the various secretions of their respective glands, prove that sensation, perception, memory, judgment, reasoning, thought, in a word, all the manifestations called mental or intellectual, are the animal functions of their appropriate organic apparatus, the central organ of the nervous system.
Page 150 - In another, after waiting eight weeks for the exfoliation, he touched it repeatedly with diluted nitric acid, after which it exfoliated, and the cure was permanent. In one fatal case, he found the pericranium thickened into a mass of a fibrous bony texture, and, corresponding to this part internally, there was a similar thickening and induration of the dura mater. Most of these cases had been treated by long courses of mercury without benefit, in some of them with aggravation of the symptoms.
Page 369 - Brown colour, from a light tawny tint, not deeper than that of the Spaniards and Portuguese, to a deep brown approaching to black. Hair black, more or less curled, and abundant. Head rather narrow; bones of the face large and prominent; nose full and broad towards the apex ; large mouth.

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