Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal, Volume 8

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A. and C. Black, 1815 - Medicine
 

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Page 345 - Whosoever shall unlawfully and maliciously administer to or cause to be administered to or taken by any other Person any Poison or other destructive or noxious Thing, so as thereby to endanger the Life of such Person, or so as thereby to inflict upon such Person any grievous bodily Harm, shall be guilty of Felony...
Page 450 - ... the spirits, knowing from the experiments of Mr- Home, and Mr. William Brande, that this, when absorbed into the circulation, was readily separated from the blood by the kidneys, and that very small quantities might be detected in the urine by the addition of potash ; but, though I never failed to find urine in the bladder, I never Detected rhubarb in it. The including the termination of the thoracic duct in a ligature does not prevent spirits, when taken into the stomach, from producing their...
Page 444 - In making experiments on animals to ascertain how far the influence of the brain is necessary to the action of the heart, I found that when an animal was pithed by dividing the spinal marrow in the upper part of the neck respiration was immediately destroyed, but the heart still continued to contract circulating dark-colored ,blood, and that in some instances from ten to fifteen minutes elapsed before its action had entirely ceased.
Page 455 - ... system is less simple than that of the majority of vegetable poisons. As it acts on different organs, it occasions different orders of symptoms, and as the affection of one or another organ predominates, so there is some variety in the symptoms produced even in individual animals of the same species. In animals killed by arsenic the blood is usually found fluid in the heart and vessels after death; but otherwise all the morbid appearances met with on dissection are confined to the stomach and...
Page 500 - ... his form slender. His extremely regular and temperate mode of life, however, had procured him an uninterrupted share of moderate health, and latterly even a certain degree of corpulency of person, though without the appearance of robust strength. In the winter of 1810, some of his friends had remarked a slight shrinking of bulk and change in his complexion : but it was- not till the following spring, that symptoms of actual disease manifested themselves. Being at this time accidentally called...
Page 459 - ... 4. The corrosive sublimate, when taken internally in large quantity, occasions death by acting chemically on the mucous membrane of the stomach, so as to destroy its texture ; the organs more immediately necessary to life being affected in consequence of their sympathy with the stomach.
Page 501 - ... the repeated application of blisters, the cough and hoarseness were removed ; but the other symptoms underwent little change, and the lower extremities became gradually, but at length severely, anasarcous from the feet upwards. A sudden unfavourable change of the weather, in September, occasioned a return of the cough and hoarseness, with some expectoration ; and the probability of becoming phthisical under the influence of an English winter^ induced him to accede to the strenuous recommendation...
Page 443 - On some Physiological Researches respecting the Influence of the Brain on the action of the Heart, and on the Generation of Animal Heat," for which a Copley medal, " the highest honour the Society has to bestow,
Page 501 - ... professional avocations out of doors, did not readily subside, and left behind a considerable difficulty of breathing, which rendered the horizontal posture in bed insupportable, with sleeplessness, total loss of appetite, cough, hoarseness, and a very unequal and irregular state of the pulse; symptoms which seemed to imply an effusion of water into the cavity of the chest, and; perhaps into the pericardium. The complexion now became exceedingly sallow, and the tunica conjunctiva of the eyes...
Page 467 - An inquiry into the process of nature in repairing injuries of the intestines, illustrating the treatment of penetrating wounds and strangulated hernia.

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