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A most common trouble is anaemia, a lack of good red blood, sh...
Period Of Desquamation Or Peeling-off
About the sixth or seventh day, the epidermis, or cuticle of ...
A whispering voice can always be had as long as air can pass...
Emetic; keep quiet and darken the room. Chloral or bromide of ...
Drugs In Hypertension
The drugs that are mostly used to lower blood pressure are ni...
The Power Of Words
In every word there is a magic influence, and each word ...
Take the B D current, medium force. If the paralysis be in a ...
Importance Of Noting The Central Point
From the above observations, it will be plain that, when we w...
Many of the troubles which come in this process arise simply f...
Extent Of Electric Agency
When we have settled upon the position that the electricity o...
The need for this is often indicated by irritability of temper...
under a well conducted course of hydriatic treatment is, in g...
Proteins Or Meats
Proteins, the First Foods. There are proteins, or meats, both...
Deformities Of The Urinary Bladder The Operations Of Sounding For Stone Of Catheterism And Of Puncturing The Bladder Above The Pubes
The urinary bladder presents two kinds of deformity--viz., co...
If one put into his mouth nothing but food, foreign body acc...
I KNEW an old German--a wonderful teacher of the spea...
Skin A Wintry
Something like an epidemic of skin trouble is often experience...
The Speech Organs
The Voice, a Waste Product. It is one of the most curious thi...
The Direction Of The Body In Locomotion
LIFTING brings us to the use of the entire body, whic...
It is not easy to decide just whew all acute endocarditis has...
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.