At the outset, it must ever be remembered that this is not a d...
To Prevent Diarrhoea
Where it is prevailing as an _epidemic_, _Ipecac_ at night, a...
The Speech Organs
The Voice, a Waste Product. It is one of the most curious thi...
The Three Great Classes Of Food-fuel
Food is Fuel. Now what is the chief quality which makes one k...
See Head, Soaping. ...
IT will be plainly seen that this training of the bod...
Breath And The Skin
The organs of breathing remove much waste from the system, but...
See Headache. ...
This troublesome disease is also known as St. Anthony's Fire, ...
From The Hygienic Dictionary
Food.  Life is a tragedy of nutrition. In food lies 99.99...
The current is that moving electric essence which traverses t...
For this take two tablespoonfuls of hot water every five minut...
Tuberculosis Of The Esophagus
Esophageal tuberculosis is not commonly met, but is probably ...
These are often performed in cases in which proper treatment o...
This term is applied so loosely and so indiscriminately to al...
Where this arises from a more or less putrid wound, what is ai...
Priessnitz's Method The Wet-sheet-pack
a remedy which, alone, is worth the whole antiphlogistic, dia...
It has been estimated that 70 per cent of stenoses of the es...
Punctures Case Viii
This case illustrates the mode of treatment by the lunar caus...
MICHEL DE NOTREDAME, or NOSTRADAMUS, a celebrated French phys...
Category: ACQUIRING SKILL
Source: A Manual Of Peroral Endoscopy And Laryngeal Surgery
The fundamental principles of peroral
endoscopy are best taught on the cadaver. It is necessary that a
specially prepared subject be had, in order to obtain the required
degree of flexibility. Injecting fluid of the following formula worked
out by Prof. J. Parsons Schaeffer for the Bronchoscopic Clinic
courses, has proved very satisfactory:
Sodium carbonate--1 1/2 lbs.
White arsenic--2 1/2 lbs.
Potassium nitrate--3 lbs.
Boil until arsenic is dissolved. When cold add:
Carbolic acid 1500 c.c.
Glycerin 1250 c.c.
Alcohol (95%) 1250 c.c.
For each body use about 3 gal. of fluid.
The method of introduction of the endoscopic tube, and its various
positions can be demonstrated and repeatedly practiced on the cadaver
until a perfected technic is developed in both the operator and
assistant who holds the head, and the one who passes the instruments
to the operator. In no other manner can the landmarks and endoscopic
anatomy be studied so thoroughly and practically, and in no other way
can the pupil be taught to avoid killing his patient. The
danger-points in esophagoscopy are not demonstrable on the living
without actually incurring mortality. Laryngeal growths may be
simulated, foreign body problems created and their mechanical
difficulties solved and practice work with the forceps and tube
Next: Practice On The Rubber-tube Manikin
Previous: Testing For Electric Defects