New York Journal of Medicine and Surgery, Volumes 3-4

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C.S. Francis, 1840 - Medicine
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Page 446 - A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON THE DISEASES PECULIAR TO WOMEN. Illustrated by Cases derived from Hospital and Private Practice. Third American, from the Third and revised London edition.
Page 189 - A total attenuation of body, a withered, yellow countenance, a lame gait a bending of the spine, frequently to such a degree as to assume a circular form, and glassy, deep-sunken eyes, betray him at the first glance. The digestive organs are in the highest degree disturbed; the sufferer eats scarcely anything, and has hardly one evacuation in a week; his mental and bodily powers are destroyed — he is impotent.
Page 66 - But it is fully time we had opened our plan, and shown more at length to what practical issues we are tending. We propose, then, in the application of the laws now enumerated, " 1st. To measure the heart in all but its antero-posterior diameters, under most, perhaps all circumstances of health and disease, with hardly less exactness than we should be able to do, if the organ were exposed before us. " We have been able to trace the outlines of the...
Page 257 - The following fact appears to me very deserving of notice—I have never seen or heard of a single instance in which a syphilitic infant, (although its mouth be ulcerated,) suckled by its own mother, had produced ulceration of her breasts; whereas very few instances have occurred where a syphilitic infant had not infected a strange hired wet nurse, and who had been previously in good health.
Page 257 - Every tissue of the body seemed, if I may use the expression, equally sick, equally overwhelmed, and it is probable that the capillary circulation in every organ was simultaneously deranged. It was not gangrene of the throat which proved fatal, for in this form it never occurred; it was not inflammation of any internal viscus, for such was not found on post-mortem examination of the fafal cases, but it was a general disease of every part.
Page 198 - Gerhard, aet. 10, affected with squint since his fourth year. His parents wishing him to become a printer, were anxious to have this defect removed as it interfered with composing. The right eye was so completely drawn into the inner angle that on a first view, the point of junction of the iris and sclerotica formed the centre of the anterior surface of the eyeball. By an effort the eye could be drawn from the canthus and placed straight, but could not be turned at all outwards. The operation was...
Page 466 - The consequences will inevitably be an aggravation of that disorder to which he is predisposed ; for the respiratory organs, even when healthy, are peculiarly susceptible, at this season, to abnormal action. Let us, on the contrary, suppose him gradually moving south with the change of the season, and the fourth quarter will find him in a climate whose ratio is even lower than that of the preceding quarter in the region which he had left. On the coast of New England, the ratio of the third...
Page 195 - ... 2. That the chances of success after it are much greater in persons who have been for some time suffering from chronic diseases, than in those who have it done while...
Page 199 - ... four lines, in order to bring the muscle into view, which was cut with a curved scissors as before. The squint was gone; the eyeball, when at rest, stood nearly straight, or rather a little turned outwards; and could be turned more readily by the patient's efforts in this direction than inwards. All the other movements of the eye were free. The bleeding was here much less than in the former case, and caused no interruption. The sudden turning of the eyeball outwards, observed in the first case,...
Page 422 - ... in general sufficient to form it; nor do any two of them appear to be the agents of its formation. It never appears in the pure air of the country ; nor does it prevail in cities at any other season than the summer ; nor does it attack children, except during the period of dentition ; scarcely ever occurring after the teeth have all appeared. To this last rule there have been a few exceptions ; and the disease is then always attributable to some error in diet, by which the...

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