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Redfield, 1857 - Tuberculosis - 276 pages
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Page 117 - Oh! I would not give a farthing for any kind .of shooting but the one.' ' What is that?' ' Duck shooting.' ' But you must have often wetted your feet.' ' I was not very particular about the feet,' says he, ' for I had to stand up to my hips in the Shannon for four or five hours of a winter's day following the birds.
Page 115 - The disease had been of several months' standing, and the patient was a perfect picture of consumption. He had a rapid pulse, hectic, sweating, purulent expectoration, and the usual physical signs of tubercular deposit, and of a cavity under the right clavicle. I may also state that the history of the disease was in accordance, in all particulars, with this opinion. I saw this patient in consultation with a gentleman of the highest station in the profession, and we both agreed there was nothing to...
Page 116 - I examined him with great interest, and found every sign of disease had disappeared, except that there was a slight flattening under the clavicle. " Tell me," said I, " what you have been doing ?" "Oh ! " he replied, " I found out from the mistress what your opinion was, and I thought as I was to die I might as well enjoy myself while I lasted, and so I just went back to my old ways.
Page 115 - I saw a gentleman, who came to town labouring under all the symptoms of well-marked phthisis. The disease had been of some months' standing, and the patient was a perfect picture of consumption. He had a rapid pulse, hectic sweating, purulent expectoration, and all the usual signs of tubercular deposit, and of a cavity under the right clavicle.
Page 45 - Thus it is that close rooms bring consumption to countless thousands. Hence all rooms should be so constructed as to have a constant draught of air passing through them. A man of ordinary size renders a hogshead of air unfit for breathing, and consumes its blood-purifying qualities, every hour. Hence sleeping in close rooms, even though alone, or sitting for a very short time in a crowded vehicle, or among a large assembly, is perfectly corrupting to the blood. Close bedrooms make the graves of multitudes.
Page 210 - Boudet, and many others, have published cases where all the functional symptoms and physical signs of' the disease, even in its most advanced stage, were present, and yet the individual survived many years, ultimately • died of some other disorder, and on dissection, cicatrices and concretions have been found in the lungs.
Page 45 - Whatever makes the air impure makes the blood impure. It is the air we breathe which purifies the blood. And as, if the water we use to wash our clothing is dirty, it is impossible to wash the clothing clean, so if the air we breathe is impure it is impossible for it to abstract the impurities from the blood. What, then, are some of the more prominent things which render the air impure ? It is the nature of still water to become impure.
Page 117 - ... what would have been the result? Any of you can answer the question. In point of fact, this very treatment had been adopted during the first three months of his illness, and his recovery may be fairly attributed...
Page 260 - The baseless fabric of a vision," and '• Leave not a trace behind.
Page 178 - There is no danger usually, even to invalids, in exercising in the night air, if it be sufficiently vigorous to keep off a feeling of chilliness. This should be the rule in all forms of outdoor exercise, and is an infallible preventive, as far as my experience extends, against taking cold in any and all weathers, provided it be not continued to over-exhaustion or decided fatigue. Such exercise never can give cold, whether in rain, or sleet, or snow, unless there be some great peculiarity in the constitution.

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