|O MOTHER EARTH! upon thy lap Thy weary ones receiving, And o'er them, silent as a dream, Thy grassy mantle weaving, Fold softly in thy long embrace That heart so worn and broken, And cool its pulse of fire beneath Thy shadows old and oaken.... Read more of Randolph Of Roanoke at Martin Luther King.ca|| Informational|
This drug is a West Indian gum, and is one of those remedies w...
See Teething. ...
TO be truly at peace with one's self means rest indeed. Th...
Preparation Of The Patient For Peroral Endoscopy
The suggestions of the author in the earlier volumes in regar...
Is simply an inflammation due to impurity of the blood. These ...
From The Hygienic Dictionary
Vitamins.  The staple foods may not contain the same nutr...
Is now known to be conveyed by the bite of a certain kind of m...
The immediate conditions to meet are the rapid fluttering hea...
On The Unadherent Eschar
The eschar is generally adherent in cases of recent injuries,...
Dysmenorrhea Painful Menstruation
If the disease be occasioned by uterine displacement, obstruc...
Vital Forces Animal And Vegetable
Upon these points I must be permitted to offer a few words. ...
See Acidity in Stomach. ...
Where we prescribe this, either for drinking or for external u...
Punctures Case Vi
A little boy, aged 12, received a stab by a penknife a few da...
General Principles Of Position
As will be seen in Fig. 47 the trachea and esophagus are not...
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 swallowing function can be studied only with the fluoros...
The Future Of Life Extension
I beg the readers indulgence for a bit of futurology about wh...
Stokes Adams Treatment
The treatment of true Stokes-Adams disease is unsuccessful. I...
Training For Motion
"IN every new movement, in every unknown attitude nee...
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.