Medical ArticlesForeign Bodies In The Air And Food Passages
The air and food passages may be invaded by any foreign subst...
WORK for the better progress of the human race is most effect...
Methods Of Treatment
Irritating applications probably provoke recurrences, becaus...
Brown recommends diluted _Acetic Acid_ as a specific against ...
Removal Of Growth From The Laryngeal Ventricle
After exposing the larynx in the usual manner, if the head i...
The question often arises as to the ability of children to bea...
Technic Of Specular Esophagoscopy
Recumbent patient. Boyce position. The larynx is to be expos...
Potatoes boiled and beaten up with buttermilk, spread out in t...
A, Gastroscopic view of a gastrojejunostomy opening drawn pat...
Following dry pericarditis or pericarditis with an exudate, ...
Vitamins For An Older Healthy Person
Someone who is beyond 35 to 40 years of age should still feel...
Aphonia Loss Of Voice
This affection requires treatment variously, as it depends on...
The Period Of Convalescence
under the usual drug-treatment, is, however, usually protract...
If the foreign body be not removed, the resulting chronic se...
The Surgical Dissection Of The Fifth Sixth Seventh And Eighth Layers Of The Inguinal Region And Their Connexion With Those Of The Thigh
When we remove the internal oblique and cremaster muscles, we...
Affection Of The Cerebellum And Spine
In affections of the _cerebellum_ and _spinal marrow_, the pa...
Purple Spots On Skin
These arise first as small swellings. The swellings fall, and ...
Generally the tongue will tell whether the stomach is ulcerate...
To Prevent Yellow Fever
Take _Aconite_, _Belladonna_ and _Macrotin_, 1st in rotation ...
Auricular Fibrillation Prognosis
The prognosis depends on the condition of the myocardium of t...
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.