The Diseases of the Ear and Their Homoeopathic Treatment; With a Brief Outline of the Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology. Designed as a Manual for the Student and General Practitioner

The Diseases of the Ear and Their Homoeopathic Treatment; With a Brief Outline of the Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology. Designed as a Manual for the Student and General Practitioner

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...be rendered. But again there are many cases where undoubted benefit can be given. From what has been said, it is clearly seen how important it is that treatment should be continued in acute cases for some time after the suffering is relieved. By the use of remedies the retrograde process is materially assisted, and by the frequent use of the air bag, the tube is kept open, and the tympanic cavity supplied with air. The use of the pneumatic speculum also serves to assist, by exercising the membrana tympani, and the chain of bones, preventing the formation of contractile false bands, and pseudo anchylosis of the ossicular joints. The use of these two instruments is also important in the treatment of the chronic forms. Most of these are progressive, and the persistent inflation of the drum, and the exercise of the membrane serves to retard its progress, and at least prevent the case from becoming worse. In some cases it is of very decided benefit. Applications to the eustachian tube and cavity of the tympanum are quite generally used by the old school, and by some of the Homoeopathic school. Dr. Winslow expresses himself emphatically in their favor. For myself I rarely use them, and they are not commonly applied by my colleagues either in hospital or private practice. I believe, with rare exceptions, we can accomplish by internal medication wonderful changes in the pathological conditions of the middle ear. For the benefit of those who fully believe such things must be done, I give a few formulae, which are highly recommended by those who use them. They are applied through the eustachian catheter. The method of introducing this instrument is as follows: After the nose has been thoroughly cleansed, take the catheter in the right hand by the ring end, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236641337
  • 9781236641335