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

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Page 83 - Scald out a basin, for you can never make a good poultice unless you have perfectly boiling water, then, having put in some hot water, throw in coarsely crumbled bread, and cover it with a plate. When the bread has soaked up as much water as it will imbibe, drain off the remaining water, and there will be left a light pulp. Spread it a third of an inch thick on folded linen, and apply it when of...
Page 25 - A spasm of the extreme arteries supporting an increased action in the course of them, may, therefore, be considered as the proximate cause of inflammation, at least in all cases not arising from direct stimuli applied; and even in this case the stimuli may be supposed to produce a spasm of the extreme vessels.
Page 45 - ... patient under puerperal fever are in the highest degree contagious we have abundant evidence in the history of lying-in hospitals. The puerperal abscesses are also contagious, and may be communicated to healthy lying-in women by washing with the same sponge; this fact has been repeatedly proved in the Vienna Hospital ; but they are equally communicable to women not pregnant; on more than one occasion the women engaged in washing the soiled bed-linen of the General Lying-in Hospital have been...
Page 22 - In order to give the requisite precision to the general notion of Inflammation, as a local change of the condition of any part of the body, it seems only necessary to include in it, besides the pain, swelling, heat, and redness, the tendency always observed, even when the changes in question are of short duration, to Effusion from the bloodvessels of some new products ; speedily assuming, in most instances, the form either of coagulable lymph or of pus.
Page 3 - Of this work, and ol the translator's labours. After a brief introduction, giving a definition of Surgery, and exhibiting its relation to the healing art in general, the author gives " the following division for the setting forth of surgical diseases which, if it be open to many objections, is, however, an arrangement of diseases according to their internal and actual agreement :— "I. DIVISION. — Of inflammation. 1 . Of inflammation in general.
Page 36 - ... besides the interstitial and the progressive absorption], .there is an operation totally distinct from either, and this is a relaxing and elongating process carried on between the abscess and the skin, and at those parts only where the matter begins to point. It is possible that this relaxing, elongating, or weakening process, may arise in some degree from the absorption of the interior parts ; but there is certainly something more, for the skin that covers an abscess is always looser than a...
Page 64 - Striesa in Saxony in 1834, gives two very remarkable cases, which occurred eight days after any beast had been affected with the disease. Both were women, one of twenty-six, and the other of fifty years, and in them the pustules were well marked, and the general symptoms similar to the other cases. The latter patient said she had been bitten by a fly upon the back of the neck, at which part the carbuncle appeared ; and the former that she also had been bitten on the right upper arm by a gnat. Upon...
Page 76 - in all cases where inflammation of veins runs high, or extends itself considerably, il is to be expected that the whole system will be affected. For the most part, the same kind of affection takes place which arises from other inflammations, with this exception, that when no adhesions of the sides of the vein are formed, or where such adhesion...
Page 9 - Recherches critiques et historiques sur l'origine, sur les divers états et sur les progrès de la chirurgie en France.
Page 1 - ... accepit, non ut clamore eius motus vel magis, quam res desiderat, properet, vel minus, quam necesse est, secet ; sed perinde faciat omnia, ac si nullus ex vagitibus alterius affectus oriatur.

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