The British and Foreign Medico-Chirurgical Review or Quarterly Journal of Practical Medicine and Surgery Volume 7

The British and Foreign Medico-Chirurgical Review or Quarterly Journal of Practical Medicine and Surgery Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ... the wound, pressure is maintained till all the parties concerned are exhausted, but still the haemorrhage returns or continues, by reason of the irritation caused by the very agents employed, and nothing more. Under these circumstances, which I have repeatedly borne witness to, all dressings should be removed; the wound should be opened and exposed to the air, by its edges being drawn widely asunder, and the bleeding apparently encouraged; its surface freely sponged with cold water, the coagula wiped away, and in this condition it may be fearlessly left to bleed. The cessation of the haemorrhage by such means is often immediate. I was called up at an early hour, many years since, by a medical man, to consult with him on a case of haemorrhage from a tonsil which he had removed in the middle of the previous day from the fauces of a young lady. I directed him to take her to an open window, on the side of the house from which the wind blew, and to require her to keep her mouth wide open. On the following day, I learnt that the bleeding, by this simple expedient, had almost immediately ceased. A gentleman, in a state of intoxication, fell down and cut his head. The wound Bled freely from the secondary branches of the temporal artery. This haemorrhage continued from seven till twelve at night. When I saw him, his bed was surrounded by some six persons, medical and domestic. The man had a pile of lint of about three inches m thickness on the wound, and another layer was about to be added to the mass. Contrary almost to the entreaty of the parties engaged, I removed the clotted and saturated lint, and roughly sponged the wound, which I exposed to the air. The bleeding ceased within three minutes. On another occasion, I was sent for in the night to more

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