The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly Journal Containing a Retrospective View of Every Discovery and Practical Improvement in the Medical Sciences ..., Bände 15-16

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W. A. Townsend Publishing Company, 1848
 

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Seite 309 - As nitrous oxide in its extensive operation appears capable of destroying physical pain, it may probably be used with advantage during surgical operations in which no great effusion of blood takes place...
Seite 309 - I experienced an extensive inflammation of the gum, accompanied with great pain, which equally destroyed the power of repose, and of consistent action. "On the day when the inflammation was most troublesome, I breathed three large doses of nitrous oxide. The pain always diminished after the first four or five inspirations; the thrilling came on as usual, and uneasiness was for a few minutes swallowed up in pleasure. As the former state of mind however returned, the state of organ returned with it...
Seite 262 - ... supervening earlier than the seventh month ; when the uterus is too contracted to allow of turning ; when the pelvis or passages of the mother are organically contracted; when the child is dead ; when it is premature and not viable, and where the mother is in such an extreme state of exhaustion as to be unable, without immediate peril of life, to be submitted to the shock and dangers of turning or forcible delivery of the infant.
Seite 91 - After a long trial, I am disposed to attach more importance to alum, as a remedy in hooping cough, than to any other form of tonic or antispasmodic. I have often been surprised at the speed with which it arrests the severe spasmodic fits of coughing ; it seems equally applicable to all ages, and almost to all conditions of the patient. I was formerly in the habit of...
Seite 263 - ... of the infant, may not require us to adopt modes of delivery for its sake, that are accompanied (as turning is) with much peril to the mother, provided we have a simpler and safer means, such as the detachment of the placenta, for at once commanding and restraining the hemorrhage, and guarding the life of the parent against the dangers of its continuance.
Seite 319 - I had previously predetermined to do. A knee was easily seized, and the child's extremities and trunk readily drawn down ; but extreme exertion was required in order to extract the head. At length it passed the contracted brim, with the anterior part of its right parietal bone deeply indented by pressure against the projecting promontory of the sacrum, and the whole cranium flattened and compressed laterally.
Seite 320 - jerk" from her, to use her own expressions; and subsequently she became more roused by the noise caused by the preparation of a bath for the child. She quickly regained full consciousness, and talked with gratitude and wonderment of her delivery, and her insensibility to the pains of it. Next day I found her very well in all respects. I looked in upon her on the 24th, the...

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