The Canada Medical Record Volume 14, No. 1

The Canada Medical Record Volume 14, No. 1

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...very little intelligence, with the mouth partly open and the teeth and lips coated with dry sordes. These sordes are nothing but the foul secretions of the mouth dried by the passage of the air over them. When a patient with typhoid fever has no obstruction of the nostrils, and retains sufficient intelligence to breathe through them, and keeps this up during sleep, sordes do not form so much; but when the patient sinks into a typhoid state, with dulness of mind, breathing is carried on through the mouth, and the secretions are rapidly, dried and form crusts. This is largely owing to the fact that, as a result of the high temperature and the perverted state of the secretions, all the buccal secretions are thick and viscid, and readily dry, ith the formation of crusts. When told to protrude the tongue, he does so better than he did a few days ago. It is coated with a grayish-brown fur. As I have already stated, the temperature this morning is 102.5. The pulse is very small, compressible, and 140 per minute. The temperature is well kept tip; the hands and feet are warm. For the last day or two the distention of the abdomen has been very great, and in order to remove this tympanitic condition, turpentine stupes have been used every couple of hours during the night, and this morning the distention is somewhat reduced. I shall not disturb him to demonstrate the sign of pneumonia. The dulness, however, does not extend anteriorly, and over the front of both lungs auscultation reveals the presence of vesicular murmur mixed with coarse rales, chiefly bronchial, showing that there is considerable bronchial irritation of both lungs, with consolidation of the posterior portion of the right lung. This case illustrates the difficulties attending the...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236922085
  • 9781236922083