The Book of Health; A Compendium of Domestic Medicine, Deduced from the Experience of the Most Eminent Modern Practitioners, Entirely Divested of Technicalities and Rendered Familiar to the General Reader

The Book of Health; A Compendium of Domestic Medicine, Deduced from the Experience of the Most Eminent Modern Practitioners, Entirely Divested of Technicalities and Rendered Familiar to the General Reader : Including the Mode of Treatment

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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. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ... any sign of asthma, or any irregularity of circulation, he should never be submitted to the operation for stone.-Those who have been exposed to poverty, or have been obliged to labour for their bread, bear the operation well, and in those persons the chance of success is considerably greater than in the higher ranks of society, for they have mostly lived well, and drank freely, and when submitted to the operation, they frequently die under it. Great advantage will be derived from putting a patient, who is to be operated on for stone, on vegetable diet for a short time; for it is not right that he should be on full or animal diet. The time of life which is best fitted for this operation, is about sixty-one or sixty-two; and at this period, a great number of cases occur. From the age of twenty, until the above periods, the danger of the operation increases; and in children before they are four years old, the operation is also attended with danger. Calculi form as readily in the female as in the male; but the female is much less frequently the subject of the operation, in consequence of the ease. with which stones pass away. I think, however, that the symptoms in the female are more urgent than in the male. She has a frequent disposition to evacuate her water, and has generally a discharge of coloured urine. From these causes, the constant excoriation of the parts keeps the patient in a very uncomfortable state; and a woman who undergoes the operation for stone, generally loses, for ever after, the power of retaining her urine." As the treatment for gravel and stone depends entirely upon a just knowledge of the symptoms of the disease, and also on the general health of the patient, --on the first indication of an urinary stop...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236935918
  • 9781236935915