The Cincinnati Lancet and Observer Volume 6, Nos. 7-12

The Cincinnati Lancet and Observer Volume 6, Nos. 7-12

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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. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...Dr. Bliss advised brandy and opium in combination. He corroborated Dr. Waters's objections to bloodletting, and stated that he had never seen it practised on the field. After punctured fractures of the cranium Dr. B. recommended the early use of the trephine, whether there were symptoms of brain trouble or not. A. A. Woodhull, Assistant-Surgeon United States Army, related the case of a friend who was shot through the cavity of the knee-joint. Dr. Rodgers, in order, as he stated, to prevent inflammation of the joint, ligated the femoral artery. The result seemed to justify this novel mode of treatment; the officer recovered with some 6tiffness of the joint and contraction of the flexor muscles. Jas. H. Boone, A. A. Surgeon U.S.A., stated that he had treated seven of the twenty-six cases of gunshot wounds of the lung, statistics of which had been given. In one case a minie' ball passed through the middle lobe of the right lung, fracturing the scapula. The patient spat blood at first. Air passed freely in and out of both orifices. When admitted he was much emaciated; there was free purulent discharge from the wound. As an experiment, Dr. Boone stopped up, as closely as possible, both orifices. Air ceased to be respired. The man spat up for a few days about as much pus as had previously been discharged from the orifices. He commenced to improve, and in course of time left the hospital apparently well. All of the cases were treated with tonics and stimulants. Five lived, and left the hospital. Five died of traumatic pneumonia.--Amer. Med. Times. 4. Oases of Mydriasis Treated by the Solution of Old Calabar Bean.--In calling the attention of the students to this new agent for obtaining contraction of the pupil, Mr. Ernest Hart, of St. Mary's Hospital, more

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