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Page 69 - It is demonstrated by Dr. Matthews on the one hand, and by the experiments of the quacks on the other, that by controlling these two conditions, many cases will heal spontaneously. It follows that among the thousands of patients subjected to cutting operations by surgeons for this disease, there are many who might be cured by much milder means.
Page 36 - Andrews reports the following accidents which were reported to him out of 3,304 cases : Deaths, 13 ; embolism of liver, 8 ; sudden and dangerous prostration, 1 ; abscess of liver, 1 ; dangerous hemorrhage, 10 ; permanent impotence, 1 ; stricture of the rectum, 2 ; violent pain, 83 ; carbolic-acid poisoning, 1 ; failure to cure, 19 ; severe inflammation, 10 ; sloughing and other accidents, 35.
Page 34 - Ill., a young physician named Mitchell. His practice was small, and afforded him superabundant leisure, which he employed in devising a new treatment for piles. Being a good thinker, he soon conceived the idea of treating haemorrhoids by the hypodermic injection of a mixture of olive oil and carbolic acid. Having tried his plan upon an old farmer of the neighborhood, he accomplished a triumphant cure. The old farmer was delighted and garrulous, and the young doctor was needy, but ambitious.