The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly Journal Containing a Retrospective View of Every Discovery and Practical Improvement in the Medical Sciences ..., Volumes 4-6
W. A. Townsend Publishing Company, 1845 - Medicine
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Page 51 - by any object placed before them ; the pupils unmoved on the approach of light ; the breathing, from being quick, becomes irregular and affected by sighs; the voice becomes husky, and there is sometimes a husky, teasing cough; and eventually, if the strength of the little patient continue to decline, there is a crepitus or rattling in
Page 17 - fall victims to consumption. They complain bitterly of incapability of exerting themselves, the slightest exertion bringing on fatigue. In temper they are irritable and excitable; and in men the sexual power is generally deficient, and often absent. A severe and constant pain, or sense of weight, across the loins is generally a prominent .symptom. The mental faculties
Page 99 - in many instances it enables a patient to make water with more facility; but in many instances, also, it brings on retention of urine. 2dly. Haemorrhage is a more frequent consequence of the use of the caustic than of the common bougie, and it sometimes takes place to a very great and to an almost
Page 17 - the stomach, duodenum, and liver; and, further, that the quantity of oxalic acid generated is, to a very considerable extent, under the control of diet : some articles of food at once causing the excretion of this substance in very large quantities, whilst others appear to have the effect of nearly totally checking it.
Page 51 - from the administration of medicine, the exhaustion which ensues is apt to lead to a very different train of symptoms. The countenance becomes pale, and the cheeks cool or cold ; the eyelids are half closed, the eyes are unfixed, and
Page 99 - dilating the fistulous sinus, and laying open the membranous part of the urethra as far forward as the stricture, the exact situation of which was marked by the bougie. The bougie was then withdrawn, and an instrument was introduced in its place, consisting of a straight silver tube, closed at its extremity, except a narrow
Page 94 - early stage, obliterates the inverted image, and renders the deep erect one very indistinct. Glaucoma, only when much advanced, obliterates the inverted image, while, in all its stages, it renders the deep erect one more evident than it is in the healthy eye.' Dr. Mackenzie has found that in glaucoma, at a middle stage, the inverted
Page 102 - the stricture, that its distance from the orifice of the urethra may be correctly ascertained. A small piece of potassa fusa should be inserted into a hole made in the point of a soft bougie : the eighth part of a grain is the smallest and a grain the largest quantity I am in the habit of using
Page 165 - owing to some other affection than cataract ; for cataract obliterates the inverted image and renders the deep erect one very indistinct. •• Glaucoma only when very much advanced obliterates the inverted image, while in all its stages it renders the deep erect one more evident than in the healthy eye.
Page 186 - itself. Repeated copious blood-letting, is of itself adequate to produce a hardness of the pulse which we shall in vain endeavor to subdue by depletion." And almost every practitioner is aware, how many cases of paralysis, apparently resulting from apoplexy, arise from a waste of nervous