Clinical Excerpts Volume 8

Clinical Excerpts Volume 8

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ... calomel, such as salivation, stomatitis, diarrhea and colic can, in his opinion, be restricted by careful administration of antagonistic remedies or entirely prevented in all cases in which polyuria can be produced. In cases in which diuresis failed to occur he always observed symptoms of mercurial poisoning, and therefore regards calomel as dangerous in such instances. Should unfavorable byeffects appear in spite of prophylaxis, he advises an immediate interruption of the treatment. Other authors have pointed out that the prolonged use of calomel in excessive doses may cause injury of the kidney and general poisoning. Thus, for instance, Riegel refers to a fatal case, and Jenkes noticed a persistent diarrhea and stomatitis after the administration of 7 grains of calomel during four or five days. Fleiner praises calomel very highly in severe renal dropsies, but concludes that it should not be resorted to until other remedies have failed. Pel found in the case of a patient who died soon after the administration of calomel, which had not produced diuresis, that there were disproportionately large deposits of mercury in the kidneys. Diepow reports that in experiments made by Kunkel, on a dog with a large biliary fistula, large quantities of mercury could be demonstrated in the bile. Furthermore, Adam has reported severe hemorrhagic intestinal inflammation with tbrom bosis of the vessels and edematous infiltration of the deeper tissues after the administration of 15 grains of calomel in the course of three days for renal diseases. Telmon and Ottolenghi mention the possibility of the formation of corrosive sublimate from the action of calomel upon the gastric juice (sodium chloride). A combination of calomel and digitalis has been frequently...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123656622X
  • 9781236566225