The Journal of Tuberculosis: A Quarterly Magazine Devoted to the Prevention and Treatment of Tuberculosis. ... . Volume 1-fifth, 1899-1903, Volume 2

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Page 1 - Meeting of the Conference of State and Provincial Boards of Health of North America will be held in Detroit, Michigan, August 9, 10, and n, 1898.
Page 5 - Health shall investigate concerning the existence and cause of tuberculosis in cattle and the danger to the public health therefrom, and shall use all reasonable means for averting and suppressing such disease.
Page 45 - ... First, there are far too many cases of total extirpation, when methodical enucleation, or simple incision, would have fully sufficed for a cure. Extirpation of lymph ganglia in children, with the lymphatic dyscrasia is an error, for it is the constitution which is diseased, and not the local area. Cheesy hyperplasia should be treated by enucleation, provided that a fat diet, iodide of potash, and mercurials fail to produce resolution. A syphilitic taint underlies cheesy glands oftener than is...
Page 6 - I refer to a widely dilated state of both pupils; not a paralyzed pupil, but rather one which seems to be in a more or less constant state of dilatation, due to some irritation along the track of the nerve fibres in the cilio-spinal region or perhaps an irritation of the sympathetic, brought about by some blood change associated with very early tubercular infection and not yet fully recognized.
Page 216 - ... going on in the body. They may take ten years to gather impetus to make their movements strong enough to produce sensations, and disease may be generated unknown to the individual, although it may kill him in the eleventh year. But if the chemical action began at the first so violently as to produce decided sensations, he might be able to avoid it at once before it produced any abiding impression.
Page 105 - ... patient; and, if declined by the patient, the physician may not be warranted in assuming the responsibility of treatment. THE NECESSITY FOR ISOLATION AND HOSPITAL CARE FOR POOR CONSUMPTIVES. BY JC WILSON, MD, Professor of Medicine in Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia. TWENTY-FIVE years ago Ruehle, a famous physician of Germany, Director of the Medical Clinic at Bonn, wrote concerning pulmonary consumption the following words : " The importance of laboring to check the spread of this deadly...
Page 217 - Applying this principle to the human family, we see that a limit of civilisation can be reached where delicate or small changes of environment may dissolute as well as evolute ; where extinction, even from lack of conformity, may take the place of evolution, because of conformity to our environment. There are two sides to every question ! We may argue against the cramped chest and round shoulders of the bicycle rider ; but the bicycle is doing a world of good in getting people out of doors, in addition...
Page 451 - Fourth, that the Board urge upon hospital authorities the importance of separation, so far as possible, in the hospitals of this city, of persons suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis from those affected with other diseases, and urge that proper wards be set apart for the treatment of this disease. "Fifth, that the Department of Charities and Correction of this city be requested to provide a hospital to be known as 'The Consumptive Hospital...
Page 215 - Four died down there, one a week after coming out, and none were benefited. In comparison with the positive effects of live air cited above, such negative conditions, such deadness of atmosphere and ignorance of the requirements of human beings, gives the mind an ineffaceable shock and impels it to dwell upon the machinations of the devil, whose abode, except as to its traditional temperature, this cave typifies ! Should a further illustration of dead air be needed, call to your imagination the lead...
Page 210 - ... how the punishment of this scourge is as it should be in the Divine order of our creation and our evolution. Thus we may come to realize that tuberculosis springs from the mistaken adaptation of man to his environment, ie, is chiefly due to the faulty civilization of the present time. The instinct of the Rocky Mountain beaver teaches him to build his winter hut in conformity to his environment .and wonderfully so with regard to the severity or mildness of the approaching season. A shrewd weather...

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