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Why We Cook our Food. While some of all classes of food may...
Cures As Self-applied
Often young people in lodgings are in difficulty for want of s...
Disturbances Of The Heart In General
Of prime importance in the treatment of diseases of the hea...
Often in the case of delicate infants or children, the bones o...
The Surgical Dissection Of The Deep Structures Of The Male Perinaeum The Lateral Operation Of Lithotomy
The urethra, at its membranous part, M, Fig. 1, Plate 53, whi...
The Surgical Dissection Of The Principal Bloodvessels And Nerves Of The Iliac And Femoral Regions
Through the groin, as through the axilla, the principal blood...
Methods Of Treatment
Irritating applications probably provoke recurrences, becaus...
Accidents And Emergencies
Ordinarily, Accidents are not Serious. Accidents will happe...
The Tired Emphasis
"I AM so tired, so tired--I go to bed tired, I get up...
(_Ague in the breast--Inflamed breast_.) This is a disease...
Position For Bronchoscopy And Esophagoscopy
The dorsally recumbent patient is so placed that the head an...
To Prevent Typhoid Fever
When exposed, as in nursing the sick, take _Baptisia_ 2d, and...
Some most distressing troubles come as the result of frights. ...
Removal Of Open Safety Pins From The Trachea And Bronchi
Removal of a closed safety pin presents no difficulty if it i...
Healing-spells In Ancient Times
Neither doth fansy only cause, but also as easily cure ...
In any case of this pack the feet and legs as directed in Lung...
During And After Desquamation The Treatment Should Be Continued As
indicated in milder cases, except the throat continue troubleso...
A Summing Up
GIVE up resentment, give up unhealthy resistance. ...
As the patient should have a constant supply of pure air for ...
Foreign Bodies In The Bronchi For Prolonged Periods
The sojourn of an inorganic foreign body in the bronchus for ...
Source: Disturbances Of The Heart
It is not easy to decide just whew all acute endocarditis has
entirely subsided and a chronic, slow-going inflammation is
substituted. It would perhaps be better to consider a slow-going
inflammatory process subsequent to acute endocarditis as a subacute
endocarditis; and an infective process may persist in the
endocardium, especially in the region of the valves, for many weeks
or perhaps months, with some fever, occasional chills, gradually
increasing valvular lesions and more or less general debility and
systemic symptoms. Such a subacute endocarditis may develop
insidiously on a previously presumably healed endocardial lesion and
cause symptoms which would not be associated with the heart, if an
examination were not made. Sometimes such a slow-going inflammatory
process will be associated with irregular and intangible chest
pains, with some cough or with many symptoms referred to the
stomach, so that the stomach may be considered the organ which is at
fault. There may be dizziness, headache, feelings of faintness,
sleeplessness, progressive debility and a persistent cough, with
some bronchial irritation and with occasional expectoration of
streaks of blood, which may cause the diagnosis of incipient
tuberculosis to be made. The need of a careful general examination
must be emphasized again before a decision is made as to what ails
the patient, or before cough mixtures are given unnecessarily,
quinin is prescribed for supposed malarial chills, or various diets
and digestants are recommended for a supposed gastric disturbance.
The term "chronic endocarditis" should be reserved for a slowly
developing sclerosis of the vavles. This may occur in a previous
rheumatic heart and in a heart which has suffered endocarditis and
has valvular lesions, or it may occur from valvular strain or heart
strain from various causes; it is typically a part of the
arteriosclerotic process of age, and is then mostly manifested at
the aortic valve.