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The present 100 per cent mortality in cancer of the esophagu...
Chloroform Or Ether (swallowed)
Emetic; enema of hot coffee; keep awake. If necessary, artific...
The Surgical Dissection Of The Subclavian And Carotid Regions The Relative Anatomy Of Their Contents
A perfect knowledge of the relative anatomy of any of the s...
Resume Of After-care Of A Tracheotomic Case
1. Always bear in mind that tracheotomy is not an ultimate ...
Cardiovascular Renal Disease
With the strennousness of this era, this disease or conditi...
The symptoms are increased tension, which means, sooner or la...
Croup More Serious Form
This is caused by an accumulation of material in the windpipe,...
Scarlatina Anginosa Or Sore-throat Scarlet-fever
Wherever the _throat_ is affected, which is almost always the...
SUPPOSE your husband got impatient and annoyed with y...
Take A D current, of very mild force. Place P. P. at the feet...
The prognosis is very uncertain. This infirmity is often cure...
Legs Pricking Pains In
Sometimes curious pricking pains are felt in the legs, becomin...
Endoscopic ability cannot be bought with the instruments. As ...
Independent aspirating tubes involve delay in their use as c...
The Speech Organs
The Voice, a Waste Product. It is one of the most curious thi...
Soapy Blanket The
It seems necessary, in getting people to use the best means fo...
Take the B D Faradaic current--moderate strength. If the affe...
ROBERT FLUDD, surnamed "the Searcher," an English physician, ...
Foreign bodies rarely lodge in an upper-lobe bronchus, yet w...
Tuberculosis Of The Esophagus
Esophageal tuberculosis is not commonly met, but is probably ...
Acute Dilatation Of The Stomach
Source: Disturbances Of The Heart
This condition is not well understood, nor is its frequence known,
but not a few instances of shock are due to dilatation of this
organ. The shock to the heart may be a reflex one through the
It perhaps not infrequently occurs after abdominal operations and is
more or less serious, the symptoms being persistent vomiting, upper
abdominal distention and collapse. The vomiting is of bloody or
Sometimes the ordinary treatment of the collapse and washing out the
stomach save the patient; at other times the patient with this
series of symptoms dies in spite of all treatment.
It has been shown that acute dilatation of the stomach may occur in
pneumonia, and may be one of the causes of cardiac collapse in
When the condition is diagnosed, the treatment would be that of
shock plus abdominal bandage and washing out the stomach with warm
solutions, if the patient is not too collapsed, or at any rate the
frequent administration of hot water in small quantities.
Sometimes when the stomach is dilated the pylorus becomes
insufficient, and bile regurgitates into the stomach, and is a cause
of the profound nausea and vomiting arid the subsequent collapse. In
114. Henderson: Am. Jour. Physiol., February and April, 1909. not
infrequently small doses of dilute hydrochloric acid seem to aid the
pylorus to maintain its normal contraction, the regurgitation of
bile does not take place, and the stomach may soon acquire a more
normal muscle tone. Not infrequently when a stomach is in this kind
of trouble and all the foods are rejected, and yet the patient
seriously needs nourishment, a warm, thin cereal, as oatmeal or
gruel or something similar, may be retained. Such patients, as has
been repeatedly stated, need starch as soon as possible, lest an
In these vomiting and collapse cases the hypodermic administration
of morphin and atropin will not only stop the vomiting, at least
temporarily, but will also give necessary rest. The dose of morphin
need not be large, and the atropin may prevent nausea from the drug.
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