New York Medical Abstract: Giving a General View of Current Foreign Medical Literature, Volume 7

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1887 - Medicine
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Page 298 - A butcher was brought into a druggist's from the market-place opposite, laboring under a terrible accident. The man, on trying to hook up a heavy piece of meat above his head, slipped, and the sharp hook penetrated his arm so that he himself was suspended. On being examined, he was pale, almost pulseless, and expressed himself as suffering acute agony. The arm could not be moved without causing excessive pain ; and in cutting off the sleeve he frequently cried out ; yet when the arm was exposed,...
Page 152 - That it is better not to eat most albuminoid food-stuffs at the same time as infused beverages are taken ; for it has been shown that their digestion will in most cases be retarded, though there are possibly exceptions. Absorption may be rendered more rapid, but there is a loss of nutritive substance. On the other hand, the digestion of starchy food appears to be assisted by tea and coffee; and gluten, the albuminoid of flour, has been seen to be the principle least retarded in digestion by tea,...
Page 299 - A lady, who was watching her little child at play, saw a heavy window-sash fall upon its hand, cutting off three of the fingers ; and she was so much overcome by fright and distress, as to be unable to render it any assistance. A surgeon was speedily obtained, who, having dressed the wounds, turned himself to the mother, whom he found seated, moaning, and complaining of pain in her hand. On examination, three fingers, corresponding to those injured...
Page 29 - The action of this injection will be greatly helped by taking it with the hip raised, and by previously anointing the anus and the lower part of the rectum with vaseline or with oil. 8. If by the use of all these means you fail in establishing the habit of daily or of alternate daily action of the bowels, it may be necessary to take artificial help. And your object in doing this is not to produce a very copious dejection, or to provoke several smaller actions ; your object is to coax or persuade...
Page 101 - Haen, took a degree, and commenced practice. Interested in astrology, he imagined that the stars exerted an influence on beings living on the earth. He identified the supposed force first with electricity, and then with magnetism; and it was but a short step to suppose that stroking diseased bodies with magnets might effect a cure. He published his first work (De Planetarum Influxu) in 1766.
Page 136 - I generally recommend a dose of castor-oil to be taken on a empty stomach on the morning of the fourth day. The patient sits up on the fourth day, and is in a condition to resume work within a fortnight. I rarely find that the patient suffers much pain after the operation, though this depends chiefly on the nervous susceptibility of the individual. Some aching in the back may be complained of, as in other pelvic operations, but this is generally relieved by change of posture. If the change of posture...
Page 250 - Surprised at such an exclamation, accompanied with such an act, he turned up his eyes, and with difficulty perceived, at an immeasurable height, a flight of condors soaring in circles in a particular spot. Beneath...
Page 136 - The incisions must be made through the mucous membrane, and not through the skin. It is very important that no skin should be sacrificed, however redundant it may appear to be, as the little tags of superfluous skin soon contract, and eventually cause no further inconvenience. If this precaution be taken, there is no fear of stricture. " The attachment of the mucous membrane and piles to the sphincters is so slight that I either employ the closed scissors as a raspatory, or use my fingers in their...
Page 133 - This cut forms one side of a Y. Then pass the knife again into the vagina, still dilating with the fingers as before, and cut in like manner on the opposite side from above downwards, uniting the two incisions at or near the raphe, and prolonging them quite to the perineal integument.
Page 312 - ... induction of vomiting by hypodermic injections of apomorphia. By touching different parts of the medulla with a weak solution of apomorphia. so as to induce vomiting, he was able to localize with tolerable precision the situation and extent of the vomiting centre, which he says lies in a small space before and behind the calamus, and in the deeper layers of the medulla. He believes that the absence of vomiting, which is observed in ruminants, rodents, and some other classes of animals, is due...

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