London Medical Gazette, Band 6

Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans., 1848

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Seite 335 - ... reproduction or filling up, but merely from the removal of interstitial effusion, allowing the integuments to descend from the position to which they had been elevated, as may be readily ascertained by measuring the circumference of the limb, before and after it has undergone the effect of blistering. But, along with this change of form, the ulcer in other respects no less speedily acquires the characters of a healing sore, assuming a florid colour, affording a moderate discharge of purulent...
Seite 279 - NW, and, amidst various changes, still blew from the north over Greenwich at the rate of 160 and 250 miles a day. The mean temperature of the air suddenly fell from 11° above to 10° below the average ; on Monday it was 54°, Friday 32° ; the air on Friday night was 27°, the earth was frozen; the wind was calm three days, and on Saturday evening a dense fog lay over the Thames and London for the space of five hours.
Seite 134 - This variety of croup seldom begins until the eruption of measles is on the decline, or the process of desquamation has commenced. Its occurrence is most frequent from the third to the sixth day from the appearance of the eruption, but it often occurs at a later, than at an earlier period.
Seite 129 - ... being carried through it, containing a pound of coffee newly roasted. In another room exposed to the effluvium occasioned by the clearing out of a dung-pit, so that sulphuretted hydrogen and ammonia in great quantity could be chemically detected, the.
Seite 48 - Vienna,1 relates the case of a little boy four years old, previously in perfect health, who having gone out of an overheated room into the open air, during an extremely cold winter's day, was seized while walking with all the symptoms of most violent croup, which proved fatal in fourteen hours. This sudden onset and rapid course of the disease, however, are of rare occurrence, and croup generally comes on gradually, attended in its first stage with but few symptoms that could distinguish it from...
Seite 204 - ... most rapidly fatal, the passage of fluid from the intestines was oftentimes trivial in degree, and shortened in the period of its occurrence. In cases in which the vomiting and purging were excessive, the algide symptoms often came on slowly, and were less marked and deadly.
Seite 305 - ... about a quarter of an hour or twenty minutes, and the affection was confined principally to the legs, back, and respiratory muscles, the arms being comparatively unaffected. The numbness and dragging of the muscles, which had been continuous during the first five hours, disappeared entirely during the intervals of the spasms, and the patient was left without any uneasy sensations, excepting the exhaustion of the previous fit and the apprehension of its successor.
Seite 66 - That on an examination of the actual state of the back streets, lanes, courts, and alleys of the metropolis, it is found that in general little or no improvement has taken place in their sanitary condition since the prevalence of cholera in 1832 ; and that were this disease again to break out in the present state of these localities, there is no reasonable ground to suppose that the pestilence would not spread as extensively and prove as fatal as on its former visitation.
Seite 85 - RESEARCHES INTO THE CAUSES, NATURE, and TREATMENT of the more prevalent DISEASES of INDIA, and of WARM CLIMATES generally.
Seite 51 - From the very commencement of the attack, mercurial inunction may be had recourse to every two or three hours: but the action of mercurials is far too slow to overtake a disease which tends so rapidly to a fatal issue. At this period, however, calomel seems to have a two-fold utility ; it counteracts the tendency to the formation of false membrane in the air-passages, and prevents or subdues that inflammation of the lungs which is so frequent and so fatal a complication of the disease.

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