The Aesculapian, Volume 1

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Bermingham, 1884
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Page 73 - Indeed, there is nothing peculiar to the disease just named save its sharply defined periodicity, particularly in that phase of it where the periods of recurrence happen to coincide with the time of fruitage of certain plants, or the gathering of certain crops.
Page 187 - This volume contains in addition to the results of the author's experience obtained in hospital and private practice, the substance of a course of lectures delivered in the Medical Department of the University of New York...
Page 5 - When first cut, these teeth are usually short, narrow from side to side at their edges, and very thin. After a while a crescentic portion from their edges breaks away, leaving a broad, shallow, vertical notch, which is permanent for some years, but between twenty and thirty usually becomes obliterated by the premature wearing down of the tooth. The two teeth often converge, and sometimes they stand widely apart.
Page 133 - ... grain should be steadily pursued, with occasional intermissions. Indigestion, gastralgia, and colic pains, nausea or diarrhoea, are occasionally caused by it, and if so, the quantity administered must be reduced. It is usually borne without any discomfort, but after prolonged administration, salivation, weakness, emaciation, trembling, and other nervous phenomena may possibly occur.
Page 121 - All therapeutical agents intended to act on the mammary gland must first enter the blood or be capable of stimulating the blood-supply in the mammary apparatus. This principle follows from what we know of the processes involved in the making of milk, and depends on the general principle that nutrition is dependent on the blood-supply.
Page 133 - In common with some other agents of the class to which gold belongs — for example, corrosive sublimate — the chloride acts on connective tissue and checks its overproduction, or its hyperplasia. It would be quite impossible in this note to go over the evidence on these points, and hence I must ask your assent to these statements. They have been accepted as true of gold, from the days of the alchemists and iatro-chemists, as any one may ascertain from that curious collection of mediaeval medical...
Page 73 - In an imperfectly defined group of cases of nasal catarrh a sensation of sudden obstruction of one or both nasal chambers is a conspicuous symptom. This sensation is accompanied by a constant change in the chambers themselves, viz., engorgement of the membranes over the turbinated bones, producing pressure against the septum and occlusion of the respiratory passages of the nose. The sensations are recurrent, but vary greatly as to the time of the day or the season of their return. With some patients...
Page 133 - Chloride of gold and sodium is indicated in the subacute and chronic cases, especially the latter. The earlier it is given the better, if structural changes are to be prevented or arrested. The good effects to be expected from it will depend necessarily on the extent of the damage already inflicted on the kidneys. The usual dose is -£$ grain, twice a day, but this may be much increased, if necessary.
Page 43 - ... administer an antiseptic vaginal injection, repeat it every four hours during labor, and keep a napkin wrung out of the same antiseptic solution over the genitals until the birth of the child.
Page 132 - Longstreth prove that a relation exists, whether casual or sequential, between certain renal lesions and degenerative changes in some ganglia of the abdominal sympathetic. The hypertrophy of the muscular coat of the arterioles, discovered by Dr. George Johnson, and the increased tension of the vascular system due to an irritation of the vaso-motor centre in the medulla, both present in the chronic forms of albuminuria, are further evidences of the agency of the nervous system. It was, more especially,...

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