The Half-yearly Abstract of the Medical Sciences: Being a Digest of British and Continental Medicine, and of the Progress of Medicine and the Collateral Sciences

William Harcourt Ranking, Charles Bland Radcliffe, William Domett Stone
H. C. Lea, 1848

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Pagina 9 - THE HALF-YEARLY ABSTRACT OF THE MEDICAL SCIENCES. Being a Digest of the Contents of the principal British and Continental Medical Works; together with a Critical Report of the Progress of' Medicine and the Collateral Sciences.
Pagina 148 - ... being the effect of shock, and of the common cause or causes of the convulsion, and of the hemiplegia, which is, therefore, not permanent But if the shock be repeated, the paralysis may be permanent, although the convulsion subside.
Pagina 322 - In round numbers, of ten persons attacked by insanity, five recover and five die, sooner or later, during the attack. Of the five who recover, not more than two remain well during the rest of their lives; the other three sustain subsequent attacks, during which at least two of them will die
Pagina 218 - The bleeding should be arrested, and the skin thoroughly dried. If the lips of the wound are themselves in contact, the surgeon has only to apply a coating of the solution lengthwise over the approximated edges by means of a camel's hair pencil, leaving it untouched after the brush has once passed over it till it is dry, during, perhaps, ten or twenty seconds.
Pagina 292 - Spasms now followed each other in rapid succession, the intervals being about a quarter of an hour or twenty minutes, and the affection was confined principally to the legs, back, and respiratory muscles, the arms being comparatively unaffected. The numbness and dragging of the muscles, which had been continuous during the first five hours, disappeared entirely during the intervals of the spasms, and the patient was left without any uneasy sensations, excepting the exhaustion of the previous fit...
Pagina 123 - ... through any process of reproduction, or filling up, but merely from the removal of interstitial effusion, allowing the integuments to descend from the position to which they had been elevated, as may be readily ascertained by measuring the circumference of the limb, before and after it has undergone the effect of blistering. But, along with this change of form, the ulcer, in other respects, no less speedily acquires the characters of a healing sore, assuming a florid colour, affording a moderate...
Pagina 52 - It would be too much to say that this unhealthy ulceration never degenerates into gangrene; but though a very large number of cases of ulcerative stomatitis have come under my notice, I have seen only one instance in which it was succeeded by true gangrene of the mouth. When recovery has commenced, the disease ceases to spread; the drivelling of...
Pagina 292 - ... remained precisely as they were the moment he first observed them ; but as he was walking along, on his return, they suddenly increased, the numbness being accompanied by a sense of want of power, and a sort of dragging of the muscles of the legs, which soon became so great that, as he described it, he had to put his hands at the back of his thighs in order to push his legs along.
Pagina 218 - It will be seen to possess, very eminently, all the requirements for producing such a union. 1st. By its powerful contraction, upon evaporation, it places the edges of an incised wound in much more intimate contact than is obtained by sutures and adhesive cloth — unites them by equal pressure throughout the whole extent of the wound, and maintains them immovably fixed.
Pagina 239 - ... while, at the same time, secretion and organization may advance from the ends of the bone ; and consolidation, as by definitive callus, be completed. The connecting materials of the " false joint" are disrupted and excited, not destroyed. They are valuable towards the formation of bone, when brought into and maintained in a state of moderate vascular excitement. " A state of active hyperremia generally^ precedes the osseous transformation of the fibrous, cartilaginous, and fibro-cartilaginous...

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