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Page 276 - But no one can be considered as a regular practitioner, or a fit associate in consultation, whose practice is based on an exclusive dogma, to the rejection of the accumulated experience of the profession, and of the aids actually furnished by anatomy, physiology, pathology, and organic chemistry.
Page 393 - A patent is a contract between the inventor and the Government representing the public at large. * The consideration from the inventor is the production of a new and useful thing, and the giving to the public of a full knowledge thereof by means of a proper application for a patent, whereby the public is enabled to practice the invention when the patent expires.
Page 111 - The attempt made at autopsy shows that the kidney could not have been removed any more readily by the abdominal than by the lumbar incision. The peculiar situation of the mass in question, and the low position of the ribs, resulted in the curious fact that while the space between the last rib and the crest of the ilium was only two fin.gers in breadth, yet the oblique incision here of four inches was long enough for removal, and it...
Page 116 - O'Hara. At irregular intervals the patient was seized with severe pain in the left side of the abdomen, and with this there was the appearance of a tumor in the hypochondrium and total suppression of urine.
Page 131 - From an operative point of view, there are three periods in any form of malignant •disease : 1. Early, when operation should be immediate and as radical as possible, without •extirpation of the uterus. 2. Intermediate, when, eradication being impossible, nothing should be done unless demanded by severe hemorrhage or extreme pain. The length of this period is indefinite, and depends on the rapidity of growth. 3. Late, when scraping and burning may be done repeatedly, to palliate symptoms and retard...
Page 30 - It reaches the lungs, says the author, but salivation does not follow, even after months of treatment. The sputa changes in character and diminishes in quantity ; the number of microbes is lessened, but these organisms rarely disappear completely. The cough increases at first, and afterward subsides.
Page 392 - Congress power to promote the progress of science and the useful, arts, by securing to authors and inventors, for a limited time, an exclusive right to their own writings and discoveries. Congress had exercised this power, and made all the provisions which it deemed useful or necessary.
Page 86 - His father's brother died of old age, at ninety years, and his mother, prior to death from cholera, in 1847, had always been in vigorous health. He attributed the present attack to exposure while at Atlantic City in July, 1887. One hot night he slept with his head on the sill of an open window ; the wind changed, the temperature fell, and he awoke cold, chilly, and suffering with pain and stiffness in the muscles of his neck. From that morning began the symptoms now complained of. The patient, an...
Page 91 - That paralysis may, and does, follow over-distension of a viscus such as intestine, whose contraction depends on involuntary muscle in its walls, is also known. But it is not generally recognised that the mere presence of an excess of fluid or gas in the intestine is in itself an efficient cause of obstruction. When the intestine, confined by mesentery and by the limits of the abdominal cavity, is fully distended, it does not form gentle curves, but acute flexures ; at these flexures the intestinal...