The British Journal of Homceopathy

The British Journal of Homceopathy

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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. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...Mr. Maisonneuve proceeded as follows in the case of a woman aged thirty-six, who was admitted into his wards on the 23rd of last July, for crural hernia, occupying the left side; incarceration had taken place twenty-four hours before, and all attempts at reduction had entirely failed. The tumour was hard, small, and, from its shape, but ill-adapted to the application of the band, and the professor therefore modified his usual modus operandi. A thick pad of compresses was in the first place laid over the hernia, and with the India-rubber roller, applied as tightly as possible the.kind of bandage termed spica inguinis was speedily constructed; the pressure was permitted to last for five or six minutes, and was then quickly removed; the hernia though not reduced was found soft and flaccid. A very trifling amount of manipulation completed the reduction, and no relapse has since taken place. To effect the reduction of small herniae, the base of which cannot easily he surrounded by the band, Mr. Maisonneuve employs in addition to the elastic roller, a kind of compressor consisting of two parts, viz., 1, a lumbar metallic plate, and 2, a pad supplied with a screw. The lumbar-plate, lined in an appropriate manner, resembles those in use in the construction of hypogastric belts; it is strong and sufficiently wide to rest on the small of the back, and at either extremity presents a hook, to which the caoutchouc band can be secured. The pad is analogous to that of Petit's tourniquet, slightly concave, and supplied with an endless screw shaped like a cylindrical pin, on which runs a strong metallic rod, eight inches iu length, and hooked at the extremities. In order to use the instrument, the lumbar plate is, in the first place, applied to the loins, more

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  • Paperback | 252 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 458g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236668227
  • 9781236668226