Women: Their Diseases and Their Treatment

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Longley Brothers, 1858 - Electronic books - 360 pages
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Page 230 - Respecting the mode of generation of the endogenous cysts, they appear to be derived from cell-germs, developed in the parent cyst-walls, and thence, as they grow into secondary cysts, projecting into the parent cavity ; or disparting the midlayers of the walls, and remaining quite enclosed between them ; or more rarely growing outwards, and projecting into the cavity of the peritoneum.
Page 326 - After seating himself, a large coverlet or blanket is thrown around him from behind, covering the back of his head and body, as well as the chair, and another must be passed around him in front, which last is to be pinned at the neck, loosely, so that he can raise it and cover his face, or remove it down from the face from time to time as occasion demands during the operation of the bath. The blankets must reach down to the floor, and cover each other at the side, so as to retain the vapor.
Page 326 - ... of the bottom of the chair, raising a part of the blanket from behind to place it there; then light a piece of paper, apply the flame to the liquor, and as soon as it kindles let down the part of the blanket which has been raised, and allow the liquor to burn until it is consumed, watching it from time to time to see that the blankets are not burned. As soon as consumed, put more liquor into the saucer, about as much as before, and again set it on fire, being careful to put no liquor into the...
Page 238 - The tumour being left in its situation, it may be possible to move away the uterus from it to such a degree as to show them to be unconnected. Or, 3. Instead of keeping the uterus fixed and moving the...
Page 58 - ... bistoury, which, having been introduced within the margin of the anus, guided by the forefinger of the left hand, is quickly and firmly carried through the fibres of the muscle and through the skin and subcutaneous areolar tissue to the extent of an inch, or even two, external to the anal orifice. The degree of relaxation to be sought must be regulated by the extent and character of the laceration; it being remembered that the freer the incision the greater will be the amount of relaxation obtained....
Page 249 - The ovarium is much enlarged in size, and consists of a very solid substance, intersected by membranes which run in various directions. It resembles in its texture the tumors which grow from the outside of the uterus, and I believe has very little tendency to inflame or suppurate.
Page 360 - Illustrated Family Gymnasium. — Containing the most improved methods of applying Gymnastic, Calisthenic, Kinesipathic and Vocal Exercises to the Development of the Bodily Organs, the invigoration of their functions, the preservation of Health, and the Cure of Diseases and Deformities.
Page 57 - The sides of the fissure should be held by an assistant so as to insure sufficient tension for the operator; a clean incision is now to be made about an inch external to the edges of and equal to the fissure in length, and sufficiently deep to reflect inwards the mucous membrane, and so to lay bare the surface as far as another incision on the inner margin (see plate 1).
Page 327 - ... of half an inch from the button. As soon as the finger feels uncomfortably hot the instrument is ready for use, and the time required for heating it to this degree is only about a quarter of a minute.
Page 108 - He incloses within two curved transverse lines, an oval space, more or less considerable, in the posterior surface of the vagina, by means of caustic, so as to form an isolated spot, repeating the application of the caustic till the mucous membrane is destroyed. He then pares the edges with scissors or a bistoury, draws them together, and maintains them in apposition by means of straight needles (the points of which are removed) and a twisted suture.

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