The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly Journal Containing a Retrospective View of Every Discovery and Practical Improvement in the Medical Sciences ..., Parts 28-29
W. A. Townsend Publishing Company, 1854 - Medicine
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Page 41 - ... that a thin mat or any such flimsy substance could prevent them from attaining the temperature of the atmosphere, by which alone I thought them liable to be injured. But when I had learned that bodies on the surface of the earth become, during a still and serene night, colder than the atmosphere, by radiating their heat to the heavens, I perceived immediately a just reason for the practice which I had before deemed useless.
Page 58 - While in this state of strong excitement, the mother took up the child from the cradle, where it lay playing, and in the most perfect health, never having had a moment's illness ; she gave it the breast, and in so doing, sealed its fate. In a few minutes the infant left off sucking, became restless, panted, and sank dead upon its mother's bosom.
Page 119 - ... taking place, when arsenic is applied to a wound, than when it is taken into the stomach. The inflamed parts are in general universally red, at other times they are red only in spots. The principal vessels leading to the stomach and intestines are...
Page 274 - Power, aged 19, applied to me on the 14th September, 1832. She complained of headache, languor, loss of appetite, and inability to attend to her usual business, that of a servant. She stated, that about the middle of April, the menstrual discharge being then present, she incautiously exposed herself to cold in washing clothes at a river.
Page 124 - At first small gray specks or elevated gray spots (glanders-nodules), varying in size from that of a pin's head to that of a pea, make their appearance (Fig.
Page 145 - An elderly man, for example, complains of frequent attacks of giddiness. Sometimes, in walking, his head turns round, so that he is in danger of falling; and this symptom, probably, arises from an altered structure of the arteries of the brain, causing an imperfect state of the cerebral circulation. This state of things is sometimes attended with an irritable condition of...
Page 235 - In addition to this, the plant is found in depressions on the surface of the skin, forming the yellow honeycomb-like masses which give the specific name Favus to the disease, and which from their frequent buckler-like shape suggested the term scutidata.
Page 45 - ... in quantities of half an ounce administered, largely diluted, in divided doses in twentyfour hours, than by any other treatment. In three days he has frequently found the exquisite pain of the joints nearly absent...
Page 118 - Mr Home informed me, that in an experiment made by Mr Hunter and himself, in which arsenic was applied to a wound in a dog, the animal died in twenty-four hours, and the stomach was found to be considerably inflamed. " I repeated this experiment several times, taking the precaution always of applying a bandage to prevent the animal licking the wound. The result was, that the inflammation of the stomach was commonly more violent and more immediate, than when the poison was administered internally,...
Page 274 - She had consulted different medical gentlemen, and taken a great variety of medicine, with little advantage. I directed that the clavicular half of the right mamma should be covered with a sinapism. It was allowed to remain on for thirty minutes; and on visiting her in six or seven hours after its removal, I found the whole right breast considerably swollen, hot, and painful. The next morning, the enlargement of the mamma was very much increased, the tumefaction having extended to the clavicle and...