A system of surgery, tr. and accompanied with notes and observations b J.F. South, Volume 2

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Page 382 - One of the highest authorities of the present day* observes in reference to this subject, that " when the hair becomes gray and scanty, when specks of earthy matter begin to be deposited in the tunics of the arteries, and when a white zone is formed at the margin of the cornea, at this same period the prostate gland usually, I might, perhaps, say invariably, becomes increased in size.
Page 447 - If it be proposed, indeed, to make such a wound in the belly as will admit only two fingers, or so, and then tap the bag, and draw it out, so as to bring its root or peduncle close to the wound of the belly, that the surgeon may cut it without introducing his hand, surely in a case otherwise so desperate it might be advisable to do it, could we beforehand know that the circumstances would admit of such treatment.
Page 66 - ílian to the outer part of the neck of the sac, as it will be found more easily to pass under the stricture at this part. It should not at first be attempted to be thrust under the stricture, as the firmness of the parts forming the stricture would resist it. But the seat of...
Page 355 - ... is mentioned by De la Martiniere. A child, nine or ten years of age, amusing himself with cracking a small whip, was suddenly seized with extreme difficulty of breathing, and soon exhibited all the symptoms of approaching suffocation. He complained, by gesture, of some impediment in the trachea. The surgeons who saw him, aware that he had never been left alone, and that he could not have put anything into his mouth, did not suspect the existence of a foreign body impeding respiration.
Page 542 - ... then feel for the staff, holding down the gut all the while with one or two fingers of my left hand, and cut upon it in that part of the urethra which lies beyond the corpora cavernosa urethrae, and in the prostate gland, cutting from below upwards, to avoid wounding the gut; and then passing the gorget very carefully in the groove of the staff into the bladder, bear the point of the gorget hard against the staff, observing all the while that they do not separate, and let the gorget slip to the...
Page 361 - B. began to cough violently. The half-sovereign, however, did not make its appearance. This process was twice repeated, with no better result; and, on the last occasion, the cough was so distressing, and the appearance of choking was so alarming, that it became evident that it would be imprudent to proceed further with this experiment, unless some precaution were used to render it more safe.
Page 361 - ... one end of it being elevated, the other was equally depressed. The shoulders and body having been fixed by means of a broad strap, the head was lowered until the platform was brought to an angle of about 80 degrees with the horizon. At first no cough ensued ; but on the back, opposite the right bronchus, having been struck with the hand, Mr.
Page 303 - ... how are you to be certain that it is stopped by the stricture, and not by a fold of the bowel, or even by coming in contact with the sacrum * Further than this, if you employ the force which you would suppose to be necessary to make the bougie penetrate through the stricture, is there no danger of it penetrating the tunics of the intestine instead ? This last is no theoretical objection to the use of these long bougies in diseases of those parts, I will not say that I have seen the .patients;...
Page 128 - ... a few moments in warm water to bring it to the heat of the body, I introduced it empty into the vagina, between the fundus of the uterus and the rectum. Retaining it within the vagina by holding my hand firmly across its orifice, Dr.
Page 382 - I may say invariably, becomes increased in size. This change in the condition of the prostate takes place slowly, and at first imperceptibly, and the term chronic enlargement is not improperly employed to distinguish it from the inflammatory attacks to which the prostate is liable in earlier life.

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