A Treatise on venereal diseases

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S.S. & W. Wood, 1854 - 499 pages
 

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Page 220 - ... there are some forms of disease which yield with greater rapidity than others. That which gives way with the greatest difficulty is the induration which succeeds to the healing of a primary sore. I do not mean that soft fulness which is sometimes found in such situations, but that cartilaginous hardness which is met with under the skin, and which is sure, sooner or later, to end in local or constitutional mischief. I have seen cases which have resisted all modes of treatment but the baths; to...
Page 300 - The patient is placed on a chair, and covered with an oilcloth, lined with flannel, which is supported by a proper framework. Under the chair are placed a copper bath, containing water, and a metal plate, on which is put from one to three drachms of the bisulphuret of mercury, or the same quantity of the gray oxide,
Page 204 - A thickening of the part comes on, which at first, and while of the true venereal kind, is very circumscribed, not diffusing itself gradually and imperceptibly into the surrounding parts, but terminating rather abruptly. Its base is hard and the edges a little prominent.
Page 471 - The following fact appears to me very deserving of notice—I have never seen or heard of a single instance in which a syphilitic infant, (although its mouth be ulcerated,) suckled by its own mother, had produced ulceration of her breasts; whereas very few instances have occurred where a syphilitic infant had not infected a strange hired wet nurse, and who had been previously in good health.
Page 56 - I must state a fact which, though I am unable to explain it, has yet been forced upon my observation by more than five or six instances ; namely, that a newly married man, who is himself free from every appearance of syphilis and every other disease, shall yet infect his wife in such a manner that secondary symptoms shall appear in her in a few months after marriage, and these not preceded by any primary symptoms, or by any discharge whatever from the genitals.
Page 35 - In the present state of science all we can say is, that certain ulcers, the result of sexual intercourse, and not distinguishable, by their external characters from other ulcers, equally the result of sexual intercourse, yield a characteristic pustule by inoculation; but the ulcers which do not yield the characteristic pustule are equally liable to be followed by secondary symptoms, and are equally benefited, under many circumstances, by mercury.
Page 112 - ... appearance, and were first used with great effect, and were brought into notice by Sir Astley Cooper. I thought I had now obtained an instrument which could not fail of fulfilling all my expectations, and was only disappointed by finding it did too much. The opportunity of dilating was too tempting to be resisted, and the consequence was, that it produced irritation in so many cases, and did so much mischief, that I was forced to give it up...
Page 321 - According to his view, the iodide of potassium, after its absorption into the blood, combines with the metallic poison, and forms with it a new and soluble salt — liberates the poison from its union with the injured part — dissolves it out, so to speak, from the damaged fibre, and sets it once more afloat in the circulation.
Page 220 - To all forms of constitutional syphilitic disease, the treatment by vapour is applicable, and beyond all doubt the most speedy, certain, and safe remedy that can be employed ; yet there are some forms of disease which yield with greater rapidity than others. That which gives way with the greatest difficulty is the induration which succeeds to the healing of a primary sore. I do not mean that soft fulness which is sometimes found in such situations, but that cartilaginous hardness which is met with...
Page 115 - ... an incision in the perineum, 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...

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