The Principles of Forensic Medicine: Systematically Arranged, and Applied to British Practice

Thomas and George Underwood, Fleet-Street., 1824 - 579 Seiten

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Seite 542 - Skrine perceive the least soil of breath on the bright mirror he held to his mouth. Then each of us, by turns, examined his arm, heart, and breath, but could not, by the nicest scrutiny, discover the least symptom of life in him.
Seite 542 - By nine o'clock in the morning in autumn, as we were going away, we observed some motion about the body, and upon examination found his pulse and the motion of his heart gradually returning ; he began to breathe gently and speak softly. We were all astonished to the last degree at this unexpected change, and after some further conversation with him and with ourselves, went away fully satisfied as to all the particulars of this fact, but not able to form any rational scheme how to account for it....
Seite 56 - The conditions which accompany these symptoms are— (1) More or less interference with the passage of the blood through the pulmonary blood-vessels. (2) Accumulation of blood in the right side of the heart and in the systemic veins. (3) Circulation of impure (non-aerated) blood in all parts of the body.
Seite 392 - By this statute it is enacted that if any person shall of malice aforethought and by lying in wait unlawfully cut out or disable the tongue, put out an eye, slit the nose, cut off a nose or lip, or cut off or disable any limb or member, of any other person, with intent to maim or disfigure him, such person, his counsellors, aiders, and abettors, shall be guilty of felony without benefit of clergy.
Seite 541 - He told us he had sent for us to give him some account of an odd sensation he had for some time observed and felt in himself, which was that, composing himself, he could die or expire when he pleased, and yet by an effort or somehow, he could come to life again; which it seems he had sometimes tried before he had sent for us.
Seite 542 - We heard this with surprise ; but as it was not to be accounted for from tried common principles, we could hardly believe the fact as he related it, much less give any account of it ; unless he should please to make the experiment before us, which we were unwilling he should do, lest, in his weak condition he might carry it too far.
Seite 542 - We all three felt his pulse first ; it was distinct, though small and thready ; and his heart had its usual beating. He composed himself on his back, and lay in a still posture some time; while I held his right hand, Dr.
Seite 541 - I, were called to him, and attended him twice a day for about the space of a week, but, his vomitings continuing still incessant and obstinate against all remedies, we despaired of his recovery. While he was in this condition he sent for us early one morning : we waited on him, with Mr. Skrine, his apothecary...
Seite 541 - While he was in this condition, he sent for us one morning; we waited on him, with Mr. Skrine, his apothecary. We found his senses clear and his mind calm: his nurse and several servants were about him. He...
Seite 541 - ... with constant vomitings, which had made his life painful and miserable. During the whole time of his illness, he had observed the strictest regimen, living on the softest vegetables and lightest animal...

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