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Take A D current, pretty vigorous force in acute cases; mild ...
Our Telephone Exchange And Its Cables
The Brain. We are exceedingly proud of our brain and inclined...
Indications For Esophagoscopy In Disease
Any persistent abnormal sensation or disturbance of function...
What Effect Could Be Expected From A Warm Wet-sheet?
The first impression of the wet-sheet is, as I stated before,...
Electrical Classification Of Diseases
There are two, and only two, primary classes of disease--thos...
Neuralgia And Rheumatism Of The Heart
If neuralgia, use B D current; if rheumatism, use A D. In eit...
_Erythema_ may be considered an exceedingly mild form of erys...
Chronic Back Pain
Barry was a carpenter who couldn't afford to lose work becaus...
The Guidance Of The Body
THE literature relating to the care of the human body...
Strangulation Or Hanging
Often accidentally caused in children or intoxicated persons. ...
Colic Of Whatever Kind
Use A D current, pretty strong force. In severe cases, introd...
The Heart In Pneumonia
As pneumonia heads the list of the causes of death in this co...
Why People Get Sick
This is the Theory of Toxemia. A healthy body struggles conti...
If the disease be general in the system, moving from place to...
Use Of The Long Cord
It is often desirable to bring the entire parts of the patien...
This distressing and most infectious trouble is due to a small...
Morning Sickness Of Pregnant Females
The most efficient and certain remedy for this symptom is _Ma...
A MAN once grasped a very hot poker with his hand, an...
Practice On The Rubber-tube Manikin
This must be carried out in two ways. 1. General practice...
Treatment Of Acute And Subacute Inflammation And Ulceration Of The Esophagus
Bismuth subnitrate in doses of about one gramme, given dry o...
Source: A Manual Of Peroral Endoscopy And Laryngeal Surgery
Acute esophagitis calls for rest in bed, sterile liquid
food, and the administration of bismuth powder mentioned in the
paragraph on contraindications. An ice bag applied to the neck may
afford some relief. The mouth should be hourly cleansed with the
Dakin's solution 1 part
Cinnamon water 5 parts.
Emphysema unaccompanied by pyogenic processes usually requires no
treatment, though an occasional case may require punctures of the skin
to liberate the air. Gaseous emphysema and pus formation urgently
demand early external drainage, preferably behind the sternomastoid.
Should the pleura be perforated by sudden puncture pyo-pneumothorax is
inevitable. Prompt thoracotomy for drainage may save the patient's
life if the mediastinum has not also been infected. Foreign bodies
ulcerating through may reach the lung without pleural leakage because
of the sealing together of the visceral and parietal pleurae. In the
serious degrees of esophageal trauma, particularly if the pleura be
perforated, gastrostomy is indicated to afford rest of the esophagus,
and for alimentation. A duodenal feeding tube may be placed through an
esophagoscope passed into the stomach in the usual way through the
mouth, avoiding by ocular guidance the perforation into which a
blindly passed stomach tube would be very likely to enter, with
probably dangerous results.
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