Lectures on the Theory and Practice of Surgery

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Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1830 - Medicine - 331 pages

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Page 117 - ... ulcerations. Her case had been treated in various ways ; she had taken decoction of sarsaparilla, used mercury so as slightly to affect the mouth, taken nitric acid and decoction of bark, also large quantities of conium and hyoscyamus with a view to soothe nervous irritability, and had even tried arsenic, but all without producing any great or permanent benefit.
Page 72 - A large and very firm swelling was gradually produced, and the skin acquired the thickness, induration, and dusky purplish hue of carbuncle. Great constitutional disturbance attended the progress of the disease, and the patients died before the occurrence of any crisis. It was, indeed, by subsequent examination only that I became assured of the nature of the malady, for I found the morbid parts to consist of sloughy substance intermixed with purulent matter.
Page 156 - ... so far as we know, be independent of every other ; for it is only in virtue of each being supposed to be an ultimate property or to point to an ultimate property that it has any claim to be taken into the account. Thus, if any two of the properties are found to be joint effects of the same cause or to stand to each other in the relation of cause and effect, they furnish only one argument instead of two.
Page 72 - ... and, in the .event of their continuing to extend, and nature seeming by her own efforts unable to bring them to a crisis, to make an opening adequate to remove the tension of the affected parts, and to afford a free outlet to sloughs and discharge. In the boil we are seldom obliged to resort to such means, for the disease is active in its nature, and in general speedily comes to a termination.
Page 117 - I showed the case to an old surgeon of a provincial hospital*, who said, " We should, in our hospital, give her the bark in the largest doses she could get down, even till it nauseated." She was ordered the sulphate of quinine, and the dose was increased to five or six grains three times a day, and under the administration of this medicine, the sores healed readily..
Page 8 - The treatment of this disease is to be conducted on the same principles as that of...
Page 167 - There were exostoses on the os brachii of both arms, and the tendinous margins of the axillae were converted into bone, and pinioned his arms so closely to his sides, that it was difficult to insinuate the fold of a napkin between them and the chest.
Page 108 - ... allow that, after having tried a round of applications without benefit, one has at last been employed from which no great good was anticipated, but which has nevertheless completely allayed the morbid feelings of the sore.
Page 218 - ... obliged to judge by the relative position of the joints above and below the fracture and the general aspect of the limb. I have often desisted from my unavailing efforts to reduce a fractured limb to...
Page 73 - I have never seen the disease extend after this operation was effectually performed, except in cases where the health was irremediably bad; and then the patient seemed to fall a victim rather to the constitutional affection than to the carbuncle.

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