British and Foreign Medico-chirurgical Review: Or, Quarterly Journal of Practial Medicine and Surgery, Volume 56

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1875 - Medicine
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Page 252 - Provost and Professor of the Theory and Practice of Medicine and of Clinical Medicine in the University of Pennsylvania.
Page 156 - The object of the author from the outset has not been to make the work a mere lexicon or dictionary of terms, but to afford, under each, a condensed view of its various medical relations, and thus to render the work an epitome of the existing condition of medical science.
Page 252 - THERAPEUTICS AND MATERIA MEDICA; a Systematic Treatise on the Action and Uses of Medicinal Agents, including their Description and History.
Page 345 - ... as on any other part of the man. Sometimes it brings them more completely under our command, controls and steadies them; sometimes it confuses or disconnects them; then breaks off our power and the action of the senses altogether. The first effect is desirable, the others to be avoided. When a man has tired himself with intellectual exertion a moderate quantity of alcohol taken with food acts as an anaesthetic, stays the wear of the system which is going on, and allows the nervous force to be...
Page 309 - ... all of them to be under the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience; who shall be obliged to study and practice physic and chirurgery, as well as divinity; that by the apparent usefulness of the former to all mankind, they may both endear themselves to the people, and have the better opportunities of doing good to men's souls, whilst they are taking care of their bodies; but the particulars of the constitution I leave to the Society composed of wise and good men.
Page 477 - In aged multipart involution does not go on so well. 8. In women who suckle their children, involution during the first four days does not go on so quickly as in those who do not nurse. But, subsequently, the involution is quicker, though less regular. 9. After-pains are not necessary for a favourable involution ; in fact, we are as well without them.
Page 395 - The movements which occur may be described as consisting in the elevation and depression of the symphysis pubis, the ilia moving upon the sacrum; or if the sacrum be regarded as the moving bone, it describes a nutatory motion upon an imaginary transverse line passing through the second bone.
Page 476 - ... goes on more rapidly during the first few days of the puerperal period than it subsequently does. 2. Involution of the uterus of healthy women goes on well and with regularity. 3. Involution, where the uterus is the subject of disease, such as metritis, endometritis, or parametritis, goes on more slowly, and this varies with the amount of disease. 4. The permanent contraction which takes place during the first few hours after delivery is a common occurrence. When it passes off, an increase in...
Page 394 - Thus we see that, on an emergency, somewhat more than a quarter of a ton pressure can be brought to bear upon a refractory child that refuses to come into the world in the usual manner*.
Page 132 - The pecuniary value of this highly-concentrated form of animal solids is very considerable. For this bone-earth may be regarded as equivalent to at least six or seven times its weight of dried but unburned bones, as they ordinarily exist in commerce. The amount of other solid matters resolvable by burning into the gaseous food of plants, but rendered unavailable by burial for, say fifty or a hundred years or more, is about 5,584,000 pounds, the value of which is quite incalculable, but it is certainly...

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