A Compendium of Medical Practice

A. Phelps, 1823 - 188 σελίδες

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Σελίδα 52 - The appearances, which the parts exhibited upon dissection, afforded a satisfactory elucidation of the symptoms which existed during the life of the patient.
Σελίδα 56 - Twelve ounces of blood were taken from the arm ; a blister applied to the chest ; a saline antimonial mixture taken every six hours ; and a lohoc whenever the cough was troublesome. June 4th. The same difficulty of respiration ; bowels confined.
Σελίδα 113 - If the iris retain its contractile power, the patient will-generally recover, however overpowered his senses may be ; if, on the contrary, it remain in a state of extreme dilatation when a strong light is directed upon it, but a feeble hope of recovery must be entertained.
Σελίδα 185 - ... by the application of a blister to the pit of the stomach, and speaking of the infusion he observes, * we shall counteract its effects by endeavouring to obviate its nauseating tendency by brandy and water, &c.
Σελίδα 176 - Morbus ab externa, et plerumque evidente causa ; pyrexia ; dolor circa articulos, musculorum tractum sequens, genua et reliquos majores, potius quam pedum vel manuum articulos, infestans, calore externo auctus.
Σελίδα 113 - The paralysis, or immovable dilatation of the iris, is, for the most part attended with apoplectic stertor ; laboured and imperfect respiration ; and a slow, oppressed pulse. The power of the stomach is also lost, the strongest emetics being insufficient to excite it into action. Next to the insensibility of the iris, want of energy in the stomach indicates the greatest danger. Treatment. We must use all our efforts to excite vomiting. Ipecacuanha and sulphate of zinc or copper, in large doses, should...
Σελίδα 61 - This story may well be apocryphal, but its theme is reiterated in numbers of hospital accounts. Heroic therapy extended to bleeding patients with hemoptysis, the spitting up of blood from the lungs. James Bedingfield justified this practice in 1816, "We are often reduced to the alternative of taking blood from the arm or of allowing it to rush from the lungs. Which mode I would enquire is attended with the greater hazard and inconvenience to the patient?

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