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acute affection appears applied attended becomes blood body bronchi bronchial catarrh cause cavity character chest chronic colour common commonly complete consequence considerable considered consistence consumption contained continued cough crepitous cure death described dilatation disease distinct doses doubt effusion emetic especially evidently examination excavation exists expectoration extent extremely fact fever fluid frequently give given greater increased indicated inflammation instances kind Laennec least less lines lungs marked matter means membrane mucous natural never noticed observed occasion occasionally occurs opinion organs pain particularly patient percussion period persons phthisis pleura pleurisy pneumonia portion practice present produced proved pulmonary rare remark respect respiration result rhonchus says seems severe side signs slight softened sometimes sound stage stethoscope subjects substance surface symptoms tartar tion tissue treatment tubercles usually variety whole
Page xlii - of discovering the internal motions and actions of bodies by the sound they make. Who knows but that, as in a watch we may hear the beating of the balance, and the running of the wheels, and the striking of the
Page 279 - their progress, but neither can reverse it. But while I admit the incurability of consumption in the early stages, I am convinced, from a great number of facts, that, in some cases, the disease is curable in the latter stages, that is, after the softening of the tubercles and the formation of an ulcerous excavation.
Page xlii - lungs is easily discovered by the wheezing, the stopping of the head by the humming and whistling noises, the slipping to and fro of the joints, in many cases by crackling and the like. As to the working or motion of the
Page xlii - noise of fire in dissolving, of water in boiling, of the parts of a bell after that its motion is grown quite invisible as to the eye ; for to me these motions and the other seem only to differ
Page 23 - answering to the entrance of the air into, and its expulsion from, the air-cells of the lungs. This murmur may be compared to that produced by a pair of bellows whose valve makes no noise, or, still better, to that emitted by a person in a deep and placid sleep, who makes now and then a profound inspiration.|
Page xlii - and distinguish them [to try the contrivance about an artificial tympanum] as they are; for the doing of both which I think it is not impossible but that in many cases there may be helps found, some of which I may, as opportunity is offered, make trial of, which, if successful and useful, I shall not conceal.
Page xlii - impossible cannot much improve my knowledge, so the believing them possible may, perhaps, be an occasion for taking notice of such things as another would pass by without regard as
Page xlii - by the generality of men, and never so seemingly mad, foolish, and fantastic ; that, as the thinking them impossible cannot much improve my knowledge, so the believing them possible may, perhaps, be an occasion
Page 333 - that bleeding can neither prevent the formation of tubercles nor cure them when formed. It ought never to be employed in the treatment of consumption except to remove inflammation or active determinations of blood, with which the disease may be complicated ; beyond this, its operation can only tend to an useless loss of strength.*