Delaware State Medical Journal, Vol. 3 : December, 1912 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Delaware State Medical Journal, Vol. 3: December, 1912 Now comes the most important part of these cases, the treatment. In the first place, of the greatest importance is to recognize the case in its early stages, before it starts, as it were, in the synovial membrane, for, if it affects the peri articular tissues, it will later on, of course, produce a dis eased condition of the joints. There will be induration, fib rous and bony ankylosis. After that has taken place, of course, you have a good deal of trouble to contend with. You must be careful in not injuring the joints, in using too much force in breaking up the adhesions. If you take the case in its early stages, I venture to say that most of these cases are curable. In the case of the little girl I started to treat the gastro-intestinal trouble. You find in every one of these cases that they suffer from achylia or absence of hydro chloric acid. Digestion is very imperfect. You have putre faction and decomposition of the proteid matters and by ah sorption you increase the toxemia in the system. You might as well not start at all, unless you take care of the gastro intestinal tract. You will find that true in the various types of arthritis deformans. In this case I started before I paid any attention at all to the joints, except slight passive mo tions. I got her digestion in fair condition and then went on to treat the joints. I started to make an application to each joint of a paste, containing. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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