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This is the accumulation of gases in the body, usually caused ...
Burns Case Xxxvi
The last case I have to give is one of great interest, as it ...
Importance of the Muscles. It wouldn't be of much use to sm...
What we call, for want of a better name, "nerve force," or "ne...
Our Wonderful Coat
What the Skin Is. The skin is the most wonderful and one of t...
The first sign of such an illness is a brief and slight attack...
acts very beneficially when applied to the surface where ther...
Take Care Of Your Stomach
WE all know that we have a great deal to do. Some of ...
Treatment Of Other Eruptive Fevers
The treatment as prescribed for scarlatina in this pamphlet, ...
Physical Signs Of Tracheal Foreign Body
If fixed in the trachea the only objective sign of foreign bo...
The Use Of The Brain
LET us now consider instances where the brain alone i...
In cases not demonstrably tuberculous, hemoptysis may requir...
A large, soft, fleshy tumour is usually simply an accumulation...
See Whooping Cough. ...
To Prevent Dysentery
In hot weather when bilious diseases prevail, use _Mercurius_...
Breathing Correct Method Of
The capacity of an ordinary pair of lungs is about 250 cubic i...
Thorough heating, with moist heat is the best treatment for th...
Piles - Hemorrhoids
One important matter in all cases of habitual piles, is, to k...
are the following: Absence of internal inflammation; a bright...
The cause of an irregularly acting heart in an adult may be o...
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.