|VIEW THE MOBILE VERSION of www.homemedicine.ca|| Informational|
Medical ArticlesThe Use Of The Will
IT is not generally recognized that the will can be t...
The points to be gained are, to reduce the action of the amat...
The Surgical Dissection Of The Superficial Bloodvessels Etc Of The Inguino-femoral Region
Hernial protrusions are very liable to occur at the inguino-f...
I have been treating several hundred cases of eruptive fevers...
Some things regarding this useful fruit require to be noted by...
Before Perspiration Comes On There Is A Little More Excitement For
a few minutes (41), which must not induce the friends of the pa...
Congenital And Pathological Deformities Of The Prepuce And Urethra Stricture And Mechanical Obstructions Of The Urethra
When any of the central organs of the body presents in a fo...
Use the A D current, strong force. Place the N. P., long cord...
Direction Of The Esophagus
The esophagus enters the chest in a decidedly backward as we...
Papillomata Of The Larynx In Children
Of all benign growths in the larynx papilloma is the most fre...
To Prevent Yellow Fever
Take _Aconite_, _Belladonna_ and _Macrotin_, 1st in rotation ...
The Use Of Forceps In Endoscopic Foreign Body Extraction
Two different strengths of forceps are supplied, as will be s...
The Speech Organs
The Voice, a Waste Product. It is one of the most curious thi...
Breath And The Skin
The organs of breathing remove much waste from the system, but...
This is a matter of great importance to the sick. Nor is anyth...
Cayenne And Mustard
Mustard spread on a cold towel and applied to the spine or lum...
The stomach of any individual having a normal esophagus and n...
Is the process whereby the digested food is carried into the b...
The Relative Anatomy Of The Male Pelvic Organs
As the abdomen and pelvis form one general cavity, the organs...
Why People Get Sick
This is the Theory of Toxemia. A healthy body struggles conti...
Category: ACQUIRING SKILL
Source: A Manual Of Peroral Endoscopy And Laryngeal Surgery
Endoscopic ability cannot be bought with the instruments. As with all
mechanical procedures, facility can be obtained only by educating the
eye and the fingers in repeated exercise of a particular series of
maneuvers. As with learning to play a musical instrument, a
fundamental knowledge of technic, positions, and landmarks is
necessary, after which only continued manual practice makes for
proficiency. For instance, efficient use of forceps requires that they
be so familiar to the grasp that their use is automatic. Endoscopy is
a purely manual procedure, hence to know how is not enough: manual
practice is necessary. Even in the handling of the electrical
equipment, practice in quickly locating trouble is as essential as
theoretic knowledge. There is no mystery about electric lighting. No
source of illumination other than electricity is possible for
endoscopy. Therefore a small amount of electrical knowledge, rendered
practical by practice, is essential to maintain the simple lighting
system in working order. It is an insult to the intelligence of the
physician to say that he cannot master a simple problem of electric
testing involving the locating of one or more of five possibilities.
It is simply a matter of memorizing five tests. It is repeated for
emphasis that a commercial current reduced by means of a rheostat
should never be used as a source of current for endoscopy with any
kind of instrument, because of the danger to the patient of a possible
grounding of the circuit during the extensive moist contact of a
metallic endoscopic tube in the mediastinum. The battery shown in Fig.
8 should be used. The most frequent cause of trouble is the mistake of
over-illuminating the lamps. The lamp should not be over-illuminated
to the dazzling whiteness usually used in flash lights. Excessive
illumination alters the proper perception of the coloring of the
mucosa, besides shortening the life of the lamps. The proper degree of
brightness is obtained when, as the current is increased, the first
change from yellow to white light is obtained. Never turn up the
rheostat without watching the lamp.
Next: Testing For Electric Defects
Previous: Retrograde Esophagoscopy