Clinical Excerpts, Volume 17

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

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Page 97 - ... infancy and childhood. By John Lovett Morse. AM, MD., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; Associate Visiting Physician at the Infants' Hospital and at the Children's Hospital, Boston.
Page 114 - The tonsillar tissue of the throat, because of its peculiar anatomic construction and its topographical relations, is more liable to become infected by tuberculosis than any other part of the upper respiratory tract.
Page 27 - Drugs in the treatment of insomnia are to be employed with the greatest circumspection. Perhaps no other phase of practice is fraught with greater responsibility than the treatment of sleeplessness. When it occurs as a minor disorder, that is to say as an occasional result of some known violation of the laws of health, no account need be taken of it. We all suffer at times from that kind of insomnia. Excessive fatigue and eating just before retiring are common causes of minor insomnia. However, there...
Page 36 - ... to two ounces. They have about the same solubility in hydrous wool-fat. In prescribing preparations of this kind an effort should be made as far as possible to make them agreeable and pleasant to the sense of smell.
Page 37 - ... occurs quite often. It is a great source of annoyance to the patient, and appears to be an impediment to recovery. It is a troublesome condition which does not readily yield to treatment.
Page 225 - ALFRED GORDON, AM, MD (PARIS). Associate in Nervous and Mental Diseases, Jefferson Medical College; Neurologist to Mount Sinai Hospital, to Northwestern General...
Page 42 - The harmful symptoms of digitalis appear slowly and allow plenty of time to stop the drug or lengthen the interval between the doses before harm can be done. Strophanthus is a much safer and better drug than digitalis, if a reliable preparation can be obtained. It stimulates the heart muscle, the vagus ganglia, and slows the beat without constricting the peripheral vessels. It is not as irritating to the stomach as digitalis. When employed it should be given in doses large enough to get an effect...
Page 32 - ... and cyanotic should be exposed to cold winds and frigid blasts. The depressed heart action requires oxygen without the dangerous chilling of the surface of the body. The nervous system already sensitive from the...
Page 162 - ... which to build hopes for the working out of a specific method of treatment. Moreover, the advance which has now been accomplished will make it possible to determine with accuracy whether poliomyelitis is a single clinical and pathological entity, or a generic name covering groups of symptoms and descriptive of the effects of certain lesions of the spinal cord and brain of which epidemic poliomyelitis is merely one, but the most important variety.
Page 35 - The results seemed better than any that he had obtained by any other medication given in any way whatsoever. Incipient cases of tuberculosis seemed to recover under these inunctions in a relatively short time — so short, indeed, that one got the impression that recovery depended upon the inunctions. There was one serious objection to the treatment, namely, the odor of the iodoform, and this objection could not be overcome by any disguise that could be given to the drug.

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