Medical ArticlesWorking Restfully
ONCE met a man who had to do an important piece of sc...
The immediate conditions to meet are the rapid fluttering hea...
By inserting the window plug shown in Fig. 6 the esophagus m...
SYMPATHY, in its best sense, is the ability to take another's...
Palpitation Of The Heart
This is commonly a symptomatic or sympathetic affection--rare...
For an ordinary convulsive attack in the case of a child, hold...
Breath And The Skin
The organs of breathing remove much waste from the system, but...
A few of the anatomical details must be kept especially in mi...
A Summing Up
GIVE up resentment, give up unhealthy resistance. ...
The Period Of Convalescence
under the usual drug-treatment, is, however, usually protract...
How Fasting Heals
Its an old hygienic maxim that the doctor does not heal, the ...
TO most people self-control means the control of appe...
The Half-bath The Sitz- Or Hip-bath
Should the half-bath or shallow-bath (which are technical ter...
Quacks And Quackery
Quackery and the love of being quacked, are in human nat...
What is commonly called a "cough and spit" is sometimes due to...
Inspection of the hypopharynx and upper esophagus is readily...
JOHANN JOSEPH GASSNER, who was regarded as a thaumaturge by h...
5. Cardiac Emergency Drugs.--Besides some of the drugs alread...
Dysmenorrhoea - Painful Menstruation
For this disorder, I know of no one remedy so valuable as the...
This fever may be either intermittent, remitting, or continue...
Punctures Case Ii
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
Mrs. Middleton, aged 40, wounded her wrist, on the ulnar side, by the
hook of a door post; there was a considerable flow of blood at first,
but this ceased suddenly and the arm immediately became affected with
great pain and swelling. The lunar caustic was applied in half an hour
after the accident.
On the following day the eschar was observed to be adherent, and the
patient reported that she had suffered scarcely any pain, after the
smarting of the caustic had ceased. There was a slight swelling round
the puncture but that of the arm had totally subsided. The caustic was
applied over and beyond the swelling. On the third day all tumefaction
had subsided and there was no complaint whatever.
I hoped that this case would have required no further attention or
remedy. But my patient contrived unfortunately to rub off the eschar
about a week after its formation, and so to expose the subjacent wound
unhealed; she suffered however no pain or inconvenience from it; and
it was again shielded by means of a fresh eschar, which remained
adherent until removed by the healing process underneath.
This puncture was so severe that the arm was in a state of ecchymosis
for six or eight inches upwards, and I doubt not that without the
caustic, there would have been severe and long continued suffering,
and perhaps painful suppurations.
Next: Punctures Case Iii
Previous: Punctures Case I