Bruises Case Xiv


Categories: ON THE APPLICATION OF THESE MODES OF TREATMENT TO PARTICULAR CASES.
Sources: Application Of The Lunar Caustic In The Cure Of Certain Wounds And Ulcers

The first case of bruise which I shall detail was not severe, but will

serve to illustrate the mode of treatment by the adherent eschar.



Mr. Symons, aged 60, slipped off a chair and bruised the shin, last

evening; the skin was removed to the extent of an inch in one part and

a square inch in another. He applied a common poultice. During the

night he had much pain, and to-day there is much inflammation round

the wounds. I applied the lunar caustic over both wounds and covered

the eschar with gold-beater's skin to prevent the contact of the

stocking.



On the following day the eschar was found to be perfect. The pain had

entirely ceased. There was a little vesication round one of the

wounds. I simply evacuated the fluid of the vesication and left the

part exposed to dry.



On the third day there was no pain or inflammation, and the eschar

remained adherent.



From this time no remedy was required. The eschar separated leaving

the surface healed, in about a month from the occurrence of the

accident. The patient suffered no sort of inconvenience nor was he

confined from his labours a single day.





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