This is inflammation of the Pleura of one or both lungs, gene...
Chloroform Or Ether (swallowed)
Emetic; enema of hot coffee; keep awake. If necessary, artific...
Ulceration Of The Esophagus
Superficial erosions of the esophagus are by no means an unco...
Bronchoscopy In Malignant Growths Of The Trachea
The trachea is often secondarily invaded by malignancy of the...
Bronchoscopic Appearances In Disease
The first look should note the color of the bronchial mucosa...
These are often piled on the front of the body, while the far ...
This is one of the most difficult of diseases to control by a...
This term is applied so loosely and so indiscriminately to al...
Gabriel Tucker modified the regular side-curved forceps by a...
Foreign Bodies In The Insane
Foreign bodies may be introduced voluntarily and in great nu...
This frequent and distressing trouble is to be traced to a sta...
Rules For Endoscopic Foreign Body Extraction
1. Never endoscope a foreign body case unprepared, with the...
Where this arises from a more or less putrid wound, what is ai...
Much, if not all, of the success in any case of treatment depe...
Diseased bone is not incurable. Bone is indeed constantly bein...
TO most people self-control means the control of appe...
This frequent and severe trouble results most usually from chi...
See Cancer in Foot. ...
If a person has been long accustomed to a slow-acting heart, ...
under a well conducted course of hydriatic treatment is, in g...
The Anti-gastric Method
Category: TREATMENT OF SCARLET-FEVER.
Source: Hydriatic Treatment Of Scarlet Fever In Its Different Forms
consisting in the free use of emetics or purgatives, has been
recommended by some eminent practitioners. Withering, Tissot, Kennedy
and others are in favor of the former, and find fault with the latter,
whilst Hamilton, Willard, Abernethy, Gregory, &c., prefer
purgatives, and some, of course, look upon calomel as the anchor of
safety, which they recommend in quantities of from five to ten grains
per hour. The friends of one part of the anti-gastric method make
war upon the other: Withering finding purgatives entirely out of place
and Sandwith, Fothergill and others having seen nothing but harm done by
them, whilst Wendt, Berndt, Heyfelder and others caution their
readers against emetics. The anti-gastric method has been of some
service in epidemics and individual cases, when the character of the
disease was decidedly gastric and bilious. To use emetics or purgatives
indiscriminately would do much more harm than good; as, for instance,
during a congestive condition of the brain, the former, and with
inflammatory symptoms of the bowels, the latter, would be almost sure to
sacrifice the patient to the method.
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