|VIEW THE MOBILE VERSION of www.homemedicine.ca|| Informational|
_This is preaching rebellion!_ I know it is, and it is wit...
of children, where there is a discharge of yellow and watery ...
WHEN we are tolerant as a matter of course, the nervous syste...
When soft, friable substances, such as a bolus of meat, beco...
Continued coldness of the feet gives rise to many more serious...
The Surgical Form Of The Male And Female Axillae Compared
Certain characteristic features mark those differences which ...
Bronchoscopic Appearances In Disease
The first look should note the color of the bronchial mucosa...
Eyes Danger To Sight Of
Where inflammation has gone so far as to lead to suppuration, ...
has great power as a local remedy in _Erysipelas_, to be appl...
Necessity Of Allaying The Heat
The packs and baths should be continued, even when the patien...
The Heart In Pneumonia
As pneumonia heads the list of the causes of death in this co...
Nose Bleed - Epistaxis
If it arises from fullness of the vessels of the head, with t...
Rules For Direct Laryngoscopy
1. The laryngoscope must always be held in the left hand, nev...
Alkalis (eg Ammonia Soda Or Potash)
Give dilute vinegar, followed by white of egg. ...
While this name is more or less unfortunate, it has long been...
Freshness Of Fruits And Vegetables
Most people do not realize the crucial importance of freshnes...
This is a matter of great importance to the sick. Nor is anyth...
Weight Loss By Fasting
Loss of weight indicates, almost guarantees, that detoxificat...
In search of sleep men do many things both dangerous and fooli...
1. "Nervous headache." Take the B D current--moderate force. ...
Punctures Case I
Category: ON THE APPLICATION OF THESE MODES OF TREATMENT TO PARTICULAR CASES.
Source: Application Of The Lunar Caustic In The Cure Of Certain Wounds And Ulcers
A.B. received a severe punctured wound by a hook of the size of a
crow-quill, which pierced into the flesh between the thumb and
fore-finger on the outside of the hand; scarcely a drop of blood
followed, but there was immediately severe pain and tumefaction. The
lunar caustic was applied without loss of time, deep within the
orifice and around the edge of the wound; and the eschar was left to
dry. The smarting pain induced by the caustic was severe for a time
but gradually subsided.
On the ensuing day, the eschar was adherent and there was little pain;
but there was more swelling than usual after the prompt application of
the caustic, owing to the mobility of the part.
On the third day the swelling remained as before, and there was a
little sense of heat. On the fourth day the swelling and heat had
subsided, and the eschar remained adherent. On the succeeding day the
eschar had been removed by washing the hand, and the puncture was
unhealed but free from pain and irritation. The caustic was
From this time the eschar remained adherent, and at length gradually
separated leaving the part perfectly well.
It is quite certain that under any other mode of treatment this severe
puncture would have greatly inflamed and have proved very painful and
troublesome; and it is not improbable but that suppuration and much
suffering might have ensued. All this is effectually and almost
certainly prevented if the caustic be applied promptly, as in this
case. When time has been lost, the case is very different as will
appear hereafter; but even in these cases, the caustic proves an
Next: Punctures Case Ii
Previous: Of Punctures Etc