The Case-System of Hygiene Volume 2

The Case-System of Hygiene Volume 2

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...P. had been told not to roller skate or bounce a ball on the street where the trolley cars ran or fool around on the street with the other children when coming home from school. She did not pay any attention to what her mother and a man from the street railway company said. Instead of walking along on that street and minding her own business she was always starting games of tag, rolling a hoop, or roller skating. Let us see what the outcome of her case was. Next day she was very much worse. At this time she was breathing only six times a minute and gave no sign of returning to consciousness. Would you consent to an operation? DISCUSSION--CASE NO. 22 On the second day after the accident, these people again refused to have an operation. They had said before that the surgeons might do her some harm. On that day they changed and said it was too late to do any good, but finally did consent to an operation. At the operation, the surgeon cut through the scalp over the bruise at the left temple. The skull was fractured and a piece of it was depressed on the arm centre. The dura was bulging with pressure. He clipped away the depressed fragment of the skull and opened the dura. About two teacup fulls of fluid ran out. The rate of breathing jumped to sixteen a minute and the pulse became faster the instant the fluid began to flow. Two hours after the operation she was conscious. Twentyfour hours after the operation the paralysis was gone. In two weeks she was up and as well as ever except for a scar that would not show in her hair and a place where a little bit of the skull was lacking. The brain is so well protected by the dura and the scalp at that point that the loss of bone was of no particular importance. Many accidents occur in this way...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236808738
  • 9781236808738