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From The Hygienic Dictionary
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Impossibility Of Answering For The Issue Of Every Typhoid Case
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Often a state of the nerves exists, without any apparent unhea...
The Surgical Form Of The Male And Female Axillae Compared
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In most cases of bronchiectasis there are strong indications...
Actinomycosis Of The Esophagus
Esophageal actinomycosis has been autoptically discovered. It...
Physical Signs Of Bronchial Foreign Body
In most cases there will be limitation of expansion on the in...
The Dissection Of The Oblique Or External And The Direct Or Internal Inguinal Herniae
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Enemas Versus Colonics
People frequently wonder what is the difference between a col...
Resume Of After-care Of A Tracheotomic Case
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How And Why We Breathe
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Ulcers Case Xxi
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Extraction Of Open Safety-pins From The Esophagus
An open safety pin with the point down offers no particular ...
If the operator has no refractive error he will need two pai...
There is no absolute contraindication to careful esophagosco...
Active and persistent antiluetic medication must precede and ...
Hepatitis Inflammation Of Liver
Use the B D current, with what force the patient can bear. Pl...
Foreign bodies rarely lodge in an upper-lobe bronchus, yet w...
Source: Disturbances Of The Heart
Fatty degeneration of the heart muscle may be caused by acute
poisoning (as phosphorus, arsenic, etc.), by serious infections, or
it may follow fibrosis of the heart or coronary artery disease. The
symptoms are those of serious circulatory weaicnens, which does not
seem to improve under any ordinary management. It is difficult, if
the heart is enlarged, to determine whether there is more or less
serious acute dilatation or whether the heart muscle has suffered
The treatment of such a patient requires the best of judgment as to
the amount of food and liquid that should be given, the regulation
of the administration of laxatives, the sponging of the body, the
means of producing sleep if there is insomnia, how much reading,
conversation or amusements should be allowed, how much stimulation
by stryclmin or other stimulating drug should be given, and whether
or not very small doses of digitalis should he tried. These are all
matters for individualizing, and for the best medical judgment which
we are called on to give. How much repair can take place in a heart
muscle when fatty degeneration has started we do not know. Such
treatment will give the heart the only chance it has to recuperate,
but the prognosis is bad.
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