An Attempt at a Systematic Reform of the Modern Practice of Adhesion

An Attempt at a Systematic Reform of the Modern Practice of Adhesion

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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. 1808 edition. Excerpt: ...is superseded by the application of the straps; with this material difference, however, that the roller is, in principle, only a continuation of the straps; they act in perfect unison; and, so far from the one superseding the other, the roller only gives additional security. I have now investigated, in a general way, the several natures, advantages, and disadvantages, of the thread suture, and the adhesive strap; and, in the application of them to practice gene, rally, have endeavoured to shew you their sufficiencies, and insufficiencies, to effect adhesion in incised wounds; and to demonstrate, that all the qualities of the thread suture, are not only incompatible with the ends of adhesion, but absolutely ruinous, and in open contradiction to its nature. And in a comparative investigation of the modern practice of procuring adhesion by the needle and after dressings, I think I have made it evident, that the adhesive straps are not only sufficient for all general necessities, but that they even supersede many serious mischiefs that are inevitably incident to the thread suture. Having taken this review, we can now go with more propriety into particular practice. We are now prepared to meet the advocates for the needle on their own ground; our arguments, now cannot possibly take the shape of altercation; it will not be opinion against opinion; but, demonstrative principles applied to particular practice. SECTION IV. OF THE MORE PARTICULAR AND INDIVIDUAL PRACTICE OF THE THREAD SUTURE IN THE REUNION OF WOUNDS. "There is a degree of prudence required in the sewing up of great mmacular wounds; "For stitches after all, can support only the edges of the wound, while it is the compress, "and the uniting bandage that must support all...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236972325
  • 9781236972323