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Sudden attacks of this, though in a mild form, are very troubl...
Delicacy of touch and manipulation are an absolute necessity...
Urgent dyspnea in diphtheria when no membrane and but slight...
Circulation Of The Blood
Nothing is more important for the health or healing of any org...
Compression Stenosis Of The Trachea And Bronchi
Compression of the trachea is most commonly caused by goiter...
See Erysipelas. ...
That medicines act locally, that is, manifest their symptoms ...
Bronchoscopy In Diseases Of The Trachea And Bronchi
The indications for bronchoscopy in disease are becoming inc...
Punctures Case Viii
This case illustrates the mode of treatment by the lunar caus...
Emetic; warm coffee, and even an enema of coffee. Artificial r...
The Royal Touch
Malcolm. Well; more anon.--Comes the king forth, I pray ...
It is well to bear in mind that there is scarcely any nourishm...
Teething Of Children
Affections arising from teething of children, are often of a ...
Instructions To The Patient
Before beginning endoscopy the patient should be told that h...
This trouble we may consider in three ways:--First, as the eff...
See Pain. ...
See Band, Flannel. ...
A Rampaging Infection
At the age of 40, John, an old bohemian client of mine, came ...
Often inflammation occurs in the centre of, or beneath, a mass...
Towels Cold Wet
A towel of the ordinary kind, and full size, is soaked in a ba...
Source: Disturbances Of The Heart
Whether any drug should be used which acts directly on the heart is
often a question for decision. As endocarditis is generally
secondary to some acute disease, the patient has become weakened
already, and the circulation is not sturdy; therefore such a drug as
aconite is probably never indicated. The necessary diminished diet,
catharsis, hypnotic, salicylic acid and alkalies all tend to quiet
the circulation and diminish any strenuosity of the heart that may
be present. Unfortunately, during fever processes, digitalis in
ordinary doses rarely slows the heart; and while it might slow the
heart if given in large doses, it would also cause too powerful
contractions of the ventricles. Digitalis is inadvisable if there is
much endocardial inflammation, and especially if there is supposed
or presumed to be acute myocardial inflammation. If a patient had
already valvular disease from a previous endocarditis, and during
this attack insufficiency of the heart was evidenced by pendent
edemas, digitalis Should be administered; but it probably should not
be given to other patients during the acute period of inflammation.