|VIEW THE MOBILE VERSION of www.homemedicine.ca|| Informational|
Medical ArticlesThe Effect Of Athletics On The Heart
We can no longer neglect the seriousness of the effects of c...
Burns Case Xxxiv
Mr. C. aged 51, scalded his leg ten days ago on the instep. H...
under a well conducted course of hydriatic treatment is, in g...
Use the A D current, strong force. Place the N. P., long cord...
The Human Comedy
I know most of my readers have been heavily indoctrinated abo...
The Stiffening Rods Of The Body-machine
What Bones Are. The bones are not the solid foundation and fr...
Where Sugar is Obtained. The other great member of the starch...
See Consumption. ...
See Headache. ...
The Digestive Process
After we have eaten our four-color meal--often we do this in ...
Indications For Esophagoscopy In Disease
Any persistent abnormal sensation or disturbance of function...
Actinomycosis Of The Esophagus
Esophageal actinomycosis has been autoptically discovered. It...
Food In Illness
Light, easily digested food is of the first importance in many...
Scarlet-fever Or Scarlatina
is an eruptive fever, produced by a peculiar contagious poiso...
This term is applied so loosely and so indiscriminately to al...
What is commonly called a "cough and spit" is sometimes due to...
Constipation Of Bowels
This disease may proceed from either a negative condition--a ...
Tricuspid Stenosis Tricuspid Obstruction
This is rare and probably always congenital, and is supposed ...
Nervous Strain In Pain And Sickness
THERE is no way in which superfluous and dangerous te...
The Need Of Pure Air
Free Air is Pure. As air, in the form of wind, actually sweep...
Burns Case Xxxvi
Category: OF SOME CASES IN WHICH THE CAUSTIC IS INAPPLICABLE.
Source: Application Of The Lunar Caustic In The Cure Of Certain Wounds And Ulcers
The last case I have to give is one of great interest, as it clearly
shows the influence of the lunar caustic in subduing the inflammation
surrounding ulcerations, and in promoting the healing process, even in
cases of phagedenic ulcer. In such cases its influence eminently
deserves a still further trial.
Mrs. H. aged 56, has had very extensive phagedenic ulcerations on the
legs and thighs during three years, which began in little red spots
and then spread rapidly, destroying the integuments. One of these
ulcers, on the thigh, was twelve inches in length and five in breadth,
and exhibited the appearance of a deep corroding furrow; it was
surrounded by a fiery redness and was attended by extreme pain. There
were many other ulcers of the same kind, several nearly of the same
magnitude; and the poor patient was compelled to take large doses of
laudanum several times in the day. She had formerly been treated for
syphilis, and had afterwards taken the sarsaparilla freely; amongst a
great variety of local applications, the white bread poultice had
afforded most relief.
I applied the lunar caustic to two of the smaller ulcers.
On the following day the eschars were complete. I applied the caustic
to the large sore above described to the extent of three inches
square, avoiding its application on the inflamed skin.
On the next day I found the eschar last made complete, and I passed
the caustic over the ulcer to the extent of three inches more.
On the succeeding day, the eschar was complete, adherent at those
edges which adjoined the cuticle, and floating at the other edges over
the ulcer, and in the latter part allowing the escape of matter; round
the adherent edges of the eschar the inflammation had entirely
disappeared, while it remained fiery as before round every other part
of the ulcer.
I continued my trials with the caustic in this case, but it gave so
much pain, and I had so little hope of final success, that I
altogether relinquished the attempt to treat these ulcers by eschar.
Some of the small ulcers were healed, however, and the larger one
assumed a more healthy character wherever the caustic had been
applied. It may, therefore, remain a question whether the lunar
caustic may not still prove useful in phagedenic ulcers of a smaller
Previous: Burns Case Xxxv