Clinical Excerpts, Volume 11

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Excerpts from various medical journals recommending the use of certain pharmaceutical products.


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Page 287 - All practitioners of medicine and surgery, as well as the general public, should be impressed with the importance of prohibiting the use of cathartics and food by mouth, as well as the use of large enemata, in cases suffering from acute appendicitis.
Page 100 - ... or dysenteries, contagion and fevers that follow improper subsistence and neglected sanitation, — diseases that have brought more campaigns to disastrous terminations than the strategies of opposing generals, or the bullets of their followers.
Page 95 - Sown broadcast as they are in our modern life, it is evident that few people reach maturity without harboring the seeds of tuberculosis. That we do not all die of the disease is owing to the resistance of the tissues, in other words, to an unfavorable, '. e., the rocky soil on which the seeds have fallen.
Page 233 - By phagocytosis the goiiococci are taken into the pas-cells and are thus removed from the tissues, and by the end of the second or third week the gonococci have almost entirely disappeared from the deeper layers. With the stage of decline the epithelial erosions undergo repair, and the gonococci grow on the free surface of the mucous membrane , and a desquamation of the upper layers of the newly formed epithelial cells takes place, carrying with them their attached colonies of gonococci.* From this...
Page 38 - It is estimated that eighty per cent, of all deaths from pelvic diseases in women are due to gonorrhea. Twenty per cent, of all blindness is due to gonorrhea! infection of the newborn. Fifty per cent, of all involuntary childless marriages are caused by gonorrhea of the female organs of generation, of which forty-five per cent. are due to marital infection by men. In this country it is impossible to quote statistics, as they never have been gathered. The committee of fifteen estimated that there...
Page 99 - Japanese are the first to recognise the true value of an army medical corps. Care of the sick and wounded consumes but a small part of their time. The solution of the greater problem, preserving the health and fighting value of the army in the field — by preventing disease, by careful supervision of the smallest details of subsisting, clothing, and sheltering the units- -is their first and most important duty.
Page 100 - The medical officer is also found in camp, lecturing the men on sanitation and the hundred and one details of personal hygiene — how to cook, to eat, and when not to drink, to bathe, and even to the direction of the paring and cleansing of the fingernails to prevent danger from bacteria.
Page 262 - Digitalis is indicated as soon as the pulse rises in frequency and at the same time becomes irregular without any demonstrable cause in patients whose hearts were weak before the attack, or in patients whose hearts have weakened during the course of the disease. The fulness or emptiness of the pulse is important in determining this; if it is still full we can afford to wait a little, especially toward the end of the disease...
Page 223 - ... inspirations are repeated with the chest as quiet as possible. Rales may thus be elicited as in no other manner. Flodern Treatment of Yellow Fever In an admirable article on this subject (The Therapeutic Gazette} de Ybarra lays down the following rules : The great disideratum in the treatment is not to disturb the stomach and to relieve the congestion of the kidneys. Quinine in any dose is worse than useless. Opium in whatever form should not be given. Stimulants are not indicated except when...
Page 101 - Certainly nothing was ever said to me till the eleventh hour. Then it was that I heard that they expected the navy to cooperate with them. The Assistant Secretary of War, Mr. Watson, came down to see me in behalf, as he said, of the Secretary of War and the President of the United States. He told me of the great anxiety felt in Washington in regard to the...

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