The Dublin Hospital Gazette: A Journal for the Cultivation and Improvement of Practical Medicine and Surgery, Volume 1

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Pagina 159 - Copperah or dried cocoa-nut kernel, and refined by being treated with an alkali and then repeatedly washed with distilled water. It burns with a faint blue flame, showing a comparatively small proportion of carbon, and is undrying. The analysis of the blood was conducted by Mr. Dugald Campbell. The whole quantity abstracted having been weighed, the coagulum was drained on bibulous paper for four or five hours, weighed and divided into two portions. One portion was weighed and then dried in a water-oven,...
Pagina 140 - CLINICAL LECTURES ON PARALYSIS, DISEASE OF THE BRAIN, AND OTHER AFFECTIONS OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM.
Pagina 134 - Patlwloyy of the Urine. Lon don, 1858, p. 69. " A strong glass tube, about twelve or fourteen inches long, closed at one end, and its open extremity ground smooth, and having the bore not larger than the thumb conveniently can cover, holding from two to three cubic inches, each divided Into tenths and hundredths by graduation on the glass, is filled more than a third full of mercury, to which afterward a measured quantity of urine to be examined is poured, which may be from a quarter of a drachm...
Pagina 253 - Melsens suggests may occur, the symptoms were at first slightly aggravated, — one of them was profusely salivated while under treatment, and the other slightly so. One patient also suffered from coryza and gastric disturbance for a few days ; but the treatment was only suspended for a short time. One patient was under the influence of the iodide of potassium for six months, one for five and a half, and another for four months.
Pagina 158 - The author has found that during the administration of cod-liver oil to phthisical patients their blood grew richer in red corpuscles, and he refers to a previous observation of Dr. Franz Simon to the same effect. The use of almond-oil and of olive-oil was not followed by any remedial effect, but from cocoa-nut oil results were obtained almost as decided as from the oil...
Pagina 203 - The tongue became enormously tumefied ; speech was impossible, and only liquid diet could be used. Various remedies were employed without benefit, and amputation was finally decided upon. The operation is thus described by the operator : — " The patient having been submitted to chloroform, I first incised, on the median line, the lower lip and the soft parts of the chin. Next, with a chain saw, I made the section of the lower jaw ; the two branches of which being thus separated, I was enabled to...
Pagina 32 - That the heart continues its action, uninfluenced by the chloroform, for a period longer or shorter after the cessation of respiration, and that its then failing may be considered as a natural consequence of the respiration having ceased, and as independent of the influence of chloroform.
Pagina 320 - ... I place the quantity of gum-resin prescribed, in small pieces, in a marble or porcelain mortar, and add about four times its weight of alcohol. I then ignite the alcohol and triturate the whole with a porcelain pestle until the alcohol has all burned away. The gum-resin acquires the appearance of a soft extract. The liquid is now added in small quantities at a time, and a perfectly homogeneous emulsion is produced, from which no separation takes place on standing, and in which the gum-resin is...
Pagina 254 - Schlumberger have proposed wood spirit, or methylic alcohol, as a substitute for ether for dissolving collodion. For this purpose it has many advantages ; as it is not so volatile as ether, a thicker and more uniform coat can be applied on glass 'for photographic purposes. The solution of collodion thus prepared is capable of dissolving a much larger quantity of iodide of potassium than an ethereal solution, and will consequently yield a more sensitive coating.
Pagina 159 - F and then dried in a water-oven, to determine the water. The other was macerated in cold water until it became colourless, then moderately dried and digested with ether and alcohol to remove fat, and finally dried completely and weighed as fibrin. From the respective weights of the fibrin and the dry clot that of the corpuscles was calculated. The following were the results observed in seven different individuals affected with phthisis in different stages of advancement : — Red corpuscles. Fibrin....

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