The American Practitioner; A Monthly Journal of Medicine and Surgery Volume 21, Nos. 1-4

The American Practitioner; A Monthly Journal of Medicine and Surgery Volume 21, Nos. 1-4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...are chiefly intended to prevent traumatic self-injury of the carious vertebra and distorted spine while the cure is being accomplished. The plaster jacket has become, so popular for the mechanical treatment of spinal curvature that the ordinary practitioner scarcely thinks of any other method; and yet it must have happened that many have found difficulty in meeting the indications where the seat of the disease was 'above the middle of the dorsal region--a difficulty that even the "jury mast"_has not been sufficient satisfactorily to overcome. Dr. Shaffer admits the value of plaster dressings in certain cases of Pott's disease, but he also points out its defects and its failures. He describes and pictures his own apparatus--an antero-posterior support of steel, with pads and straps--and the modifications by which it is adapted to distortions in any part of the spinal column. The details of a number of cases make both his theory and his method of management quite clear, giving his little book a value that makes it a desideratum in every orthopedic surgeon's library. j. F. H. Yellow Fever a Nautical Disease: its Origin and Prevention. By JOHN GAMGEE. New York: D. Appleton & Co. Pp. 207. Yellow fever is just now a most fruitful theme for tongue and pen. At the late Nashville meeting of the American Public Health Association many papers and more speeches were presented on the subject, and evidenced a wide disagreement of good men on a number of the important questions connected with the origin, propagation, and management of the scourge. Our author declares that the disease was born in ships in the West Indian seas, and there has its permanent home, asserting that it never arises on land and can not live there...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236953045
  • 9781236953049