A System of practical medicine v. 4, 1898, Volume 4

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Lea Bros. & Company, 1898
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Page 550 - If Eric is in robust health, and has slept well, and is at the top of his condition, and thirty years old, at his departure from Greenland, he will steer west, and his ships will reach Newfoundland. But take...
Page 443 - The disease progresses insidiously, and one cannot be certain as to where and when it may end. A person might as well have a charge of dynamite in the mastoid antrum and cells, as one cannot know the moment when accidental circumstances may arise which may cause the infective matter to become widely disseminated all over the cerebro- spinal system.
Page 133 - The disease usually begins, like an acute infectious disease, with fever, sometimes attended by convulsions and delirium, sometimes by considerable pain in the back, body, and limbs; occasionally by digestive disturbances, vomiting, and diarrhoea; sometimes merely by general malaise. The temperature rises rapidly to 102° or 103° F., and the patient may have a chill followed by sweating. The temperature remains about 101° or 102° for several days, with slight morning remission, then gradually...
Page 140 - Thus a patient who has originally been paralyzed in both legs may recover the power in one leg entirely, and may be left with a condition of paralysis in the peronei or in the anterior tibial group of the other leg, so that the terminal condition is very much less severe than that at the onset. As a rule, the limb that is affected never entirely regains its power, and usually shows some atrophy and shortening ; for the growth of the limbs is hampered by the existence of the disease, and hence in...
Page 136 - ... to a certain point, and then the permanent condition of paralysis is found to vary greatly in different cases. The location of the paralysis is usually in the legs, and here two types of the disease may be recognized — the leg type and the thigh typo.
Page 142 - ... minute by the finger. The strength used should be the least which will secure contraction in the muscle. When interruptions of the current do not produce a prompt response...
Page 313 - If any conclusion is justified in the observation of one case, it would be that a lesion in the foot of the second frontal convolution on the left side I in right-handed persons and probably on the right side in left-handed individuals will give rise to a defect in speech in which the principal symptom will be the loss of the power to spell.
Page 141 - ... not to be relied upon in infantile paralysis when the muscles are paralyzed. Whether general tonics, such as cod-liver oil, hypophosphites. or arsenic, have any effect of a favorable kind may be left- to the judgment of the physician in each individual case. The most important indication during the stage of regression is to preserve the nutrition and function of the paralyzed muscles, and this is to be attained by skilful massage, by hydrotherapy, or by the use of electricity.
Page 6 - MD, Clinical Professor of Diseases of Children in the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Baltimore.
Page 6 - Woman's Medical College of the New York Infirmary for Women and Children, New York.

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