Medical Insurance: Devoted to the Insurance Examiner and Clinical Diagnostician, Volume 36

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Ferdinand Eugene Daniel
1920 - Medicine

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Page 23 - Cumming's announcement relates to lepers who have been treated by the new method and have been under observation for a considerable period. Moreover, the decision as to apparent cure has. in the case of each patient, been officially determined, not by officers of the Public Health Service, but by a special parole board, which alone has authority to discharge a patient from custody. The Public Health Service is...
Page 296 - All practitioners of medicine and surgery, as well as the general public, should be impressed with the importance of prohibiting the use of cathartics and food by mouth, as well as the use of large enemata, in cases suffering from acute appendicitis.
Page 295 - ... per cent if peristalsis is inhibited by the use of gastric lavage and the absolute prohibition of all forms of nourishment and cathartics by mouth. 9. In this manner very dangerous cases of acute appendicitis may be changed into relatively harmless cases of chronic appendicitis.
Page 296 - During the beginning of this treatment not even water should be given by mouth, the thirst being quenched by rinsing the mouth with cold water and by the use of small enemata. Later small sips of very hot water frequently repeated may be given, and still later small sips of cold water. There is danger in giving water too freely, and there is great danger in the use of large enemata.
Page 23 - ... McDonald, director of the station. The results of the treatment thus far have been so satisfactory that lepers come willingly for treatment, a recent inspection by Hawaiian health authorities failing to disclose a single secreted case of leprosy. Following a course of treatment, extending over about a year, 48 lepers, treated according to the new method, were paroled in October, 1919. Up to now they have remained free from disease. At the present time the treatment has been administered only...
Page 296 - Patients suffering from chronic recurrent appendicitis should be operated during the interval. 2. Patients suffering from acute appendicitis should be operated on as soon as the diagnosis is made, provided they come under treatment while the infectious material is still confined to the appendix, if a competent surgeon is available.
Page 296 - The most convenient form of rectal feeding consists in the use of one ounce of one of the various concentrated liquid predigested foods in the market, dissolved in three ounces of warm normal salt solution, introduced slowly through a soft catheter inserted into the rectum a distance of two or three inches.
Page 34 - The US Public Health Service is prepared to detail trained experts to assist communities in organizing the fight against rats," said General Gumming. "Many of our officers have had extensive practical experience in this work, and know how to make it really effective. In the seaport cities the work of extermination should be supplemented by bacteriological laboratory examinations to determine whether or not plague infection is present among the rodents. In the inland cities this is not now necessary."...
Page 34 - According to conservative estimates made by the US Public Health Service, on the basis of numerous surveys, there, is at least one rat for every person in tht United States. This estimate coincides with that for Great Britain and Ireland, and with authoritative figures for Denmark, France and Germany. The annual upkeep per rodent was computed by the same authorities as $1.80 in Great Britain, $1.20 in Denmark, and $1.00 in France. The depredations of the rats in the United States will very probably...
Page 23 - The latter has been accomplished by preparing what is known as an 'ethyl ester' from the Chaulmoogra oil. The treatment has been carried on at the Leprosy Investigation Station at Kalihi, Hawaii, the work being directed by Dr. JT McDonald, director of the station. The results of the treatment thus far have been so satisfactory that lepers come willingly for treatment, a recent inspection by Hawaiian health authorities failing to disclose a single secreted case of leprosy. Following a course of treatment,...

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