The forms, complications, causes, and treatment of consumption and bronchitis

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1861
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Page 279 - ... diuretic in renal dropsy both in the subacute and the chronic form, and while it frequently fails in these varieties of Bright's disease, yet it should always be tried." It may be given in three forms — fluid extract, tincture or infusion. The dose of the fluid extract is one, two or three minims every two or three hours, according to the urgency of the case or to the readiness with which the patient responds to the drug. This is always a variable factor. The tincture can be given in from ten-...
Page 209 - ... forgotten that the man who commences life with an axe and a little household furniture is in the situation of a mere daylaborer. The addition to his means of the use of land is the very circumstance that enables him to rise above his humble position, and to profit by the cultivation of the soil. At the close of the last century, and at the commencement of the present, the country was so placed as to render every stroke of the axe directly profitable, the very...
Page 44 - ... it indicates, with a high degree of probability, the presence of tubercles in the lungs ; and Sir JAMES CLARK states that his experience supports this conclusion.
Page 21 - ... tubercles, varying from the size of a pin's head to that of a large pea, isolated or confluent ; or, secondly, as yellowish patches of irregular outline, slightly elevated, and with but little hardness.
Page 87 - A distinguished pathologist observes, " softening of the mucous membrane of the stomach, hyperaemia of the different portions of the intestines, ulceration of the small intestine, accompanied in many instances by a development of tubercles, are all of such frequent occurrence in phthisis, that they may be fairly considered as constituent parts of the disease...
Page 13 - ... and malignant ulcerations. The scrotal cancers are peculiar to workers in soot, coal tar or paraffin, and are almost always preceded by eczema of the scrotal surface. Borst speaks of cancers of the palms of the hands and soles of the feet, which are produced by the immoderate use of arsenic. I am in the habit of treating these scabby epidermal growths on the face and hands with applications of a saturated solution of chromic acid, frequently applied until the epidermis is destroyed, but when...
Page 13 - The febrile paroxysm at noon may be slight, ami thus overlooked, but that in the evening is attended by greater heat of skin, particularly of the palms of the hands and soles of the feet, which continues during the night, perspiration occurring towards morning. Owing to this febrile condition the patient is restless, and sleep is less sound and refreshing ; cough often occurring during the night, when turning in bed, and as the disease advances. The patient readily flushes on any excitement, or after...
Page 135 - ... foul and unfit for respiration, a due circulation of air being impossible. Their families are ill fed, scantily clothed, and badly lodged, three or four persons being frequently crowded together in the same bed, which is often filthy and deficient of covering. They live much on innutritions and indigestible food, and often use articles of bad quality, or such as are rendered unwholesome by adulteration, or by being too long kept.
Page 156 - records of cases of natives of every part of India show that phthisis and pulmouic affections are at least not uncommon diseases among natives of India, and only yield in frequency to fever, cholera, and dysentery, presenting every form and variety that is to be met with in any other part of the world.
Page 21 - The extent to which the lungs have become tuberculous in the stage of phthisis now under consideration, varies remarkably in different cases, without a corresponding difference in the severity or duration of the symptoms. Two patients having symptoms exactly similar, may, on examination of...

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