Wood's Medical and surgical monographs, Volume 2

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William Wood, 1889

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Page 578 - But I, that am not shap'd for sportive tricks, Nor made to court an amorous looking-glass; I, that am rudely stamp'd and want love's majesty, To strut before a wanton ambling nymph; I, that am curtail'd of this fair proportion, Cheated of feature by dissembling Nature, Deform'd, unfinish'd, sent before my time Into this breathing world, scarce half made up...
Page 578 - Deformed, unfinished, sent before my time Into this breathing world, scarce half made up, And that so lamely and unfashionable That dogs bark at me as I halt by them...
Page 311 - I am not here to say whether that is so or not, but it seems to have been proved that there are substantial reasons for doubting if our ancient faith in that dogma be tenable. In speaking, then, of the " defective action of the liver...
Page 312 - On the other hand, considerable and multiform symptoms of disturbed digestion may be frequently present. I cannot positively state whether those phenomena are really due to inactivity of the organ in question ; practically, for us to-day, this does not signify much, but the current terms are still convenient formularies until others can be substituted for describing the condition in question. " Now, at the bottom of this tendency to uric-acid production there often lies what is thus understood as...
Page 311 - I believe they can be more effectually dealt with by a different mode of treatment. Let me premise, in broad and simple terms — as our time here, and, I may perhaps add, the extent of our knowledge, will not permit me to be more minute or exact in detail, — that the origin of what we call gouty symptoms, as well as of a superabundant uric-acid deposit in the urine, is due to defective assimilation on the part of organs associated with or forming the primaj vise.
Page 316 - ... which exists in a dose of the natural water, you would still not have such efficient or such certain results as from the small quantity (in the natural water) named above. So that there is something, which I do not pretend to explain, and certainly shall not speculate about here, which distinguishes the action of mineral waters from the action of salts which are produced pharmaceutically.
Page 52 - A clap syringe of tin, hard rubber or glass, a collection of thirty to forty recipes for injections, are the entire armament of the large majority of physicians. Certainty of diagnosis by examination of the pus ' and urine, the methods of physical examination of the urethra, are usually terra incognita in the pathology and treatment of gonorrhoea.
Page 310 - The uric acid is there as much as ever ; but the uric acid and the urates are soluble in alkali, and you have only made them invisible. You really have the same •condition as that of the fabled ostrich, which is said to put its head in the bush when pursued by hunters, and, no longer seeing them, to believe itself secure.
Page 62 - All physiological and clinical experience shows that the pars prostatica, when irritated in any way, gives rise to the desire to urinate. Thus we know that this desire is violently produced during the introduction of bougies into the urethra as soon as they pass through the prostatic portion. All diseases of the prostate are accompanied by the most distressing vesical tenesmus. Examination of the prostate per anum and pressure upon it, even when normal, causes the feeling of a desire to urinate....
Page 308 - I have sometimes seen these two complaints alternating, comparing one generation with another: gout appearing in the one, gravel in the second, and then gout in the third. But the same individual may also have alternating attacks of gout and gravel. I have seen a patient suffering for years from gout, which ceased for several months, when he developed for the first time a uric-acid stone. Lastly, the so-called

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