Emetic; keep quiet and darken the room. Chloral or bromide of ...
General Principles Of Position
As will be seen in Fig. 47 the trachea and esophagus are not...
The Resort Treatment Of Chronic Heart Disease
In line with the continued growing popularity of special reso...
The Ammonium Carbonicum
recommended by Peart, has been considered by many as a specif...
Importance Of Noting The Central Point
From the above observations, it will be plain that, when we w...
This, in various forms, as brandy, whiskey, rum, wine, cordial...
The Use Of The Brain
LET us now consider instances where the brain alone i...
The composition of different articles of food varies. A turnip ...
It is well to remember that over-feeding is a relative term. T...
Soapy Blanket The
It seems necessary, in getting people to use the best means fo...
The Care Of The Heart-pump
The Effect of Work upon the Heart. Whatever else in this body...
Fever arising from bad state of the blood may be treated by ca...
There is a common and very popular error, namely, that of putt...
In some cases the bran in whole wheaten bread and Saltcoats bi...
Treatment Of Acute And Subacute Inflammation And Ulceration Of The Esophagus
Bismuth subnitrate in doses of about one gramme, given dry o...
See Gravel. ...
Biliary Calculi Gravel In Liver
Take A C current, strong as can be borne; and treat the infla...
Much, if not all, of the success in any case of treatment depe...
Ankle Twisted Or Crushed
Place the foot as soon as possible in warm water, as hot as ca...
Treating With Electrolytic Currents
For decomposing and carrying off unnatural growths, as fistul...
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.