The Diseases of the Rectum and Anus; With Numerous Cases Illustrating the Succesful Practice of an Improved Mode of Curing the Piles, Fistula, Prolapsus, Haemorrhoidal Tumours, and Strictures, Without Cutting or Consinement and the

The Diseases of the Rectum and Anus; With Numerous Cases Illustrating the Succesful Practice of an Improved Mode of Curing the Piles, Fistula, Prolapsus, Haemorrhoidal Tumours, and Strictures, Without Cutting or Consinement and the

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...of eight months, finding myself no better, I consulted Sir Astley Cooper, and an eminent physician of London, respecting my leg, and at the same time described the state of my bowels; they attributed it to weakness and want of exercise, observing that they had no doubt, as soon as I was able to walk about, all would be well. "Thus time went on, and I again became pregnant, and with that an increase of my disorder, so that my bowels were never relieved without the aid of aperients, or the lavement. Soon after the sixth month, I took some medicine, which, not being sufficiently active, brought on violent straining and premature labour, the child surviving its birth only a few moments, and I nearly lost my life. After this event I was recommended sea-bathing, which improved my general health, but had no beneficial effect on my malady, which still continued. At last it increased so alarmingly, that I was confident something must be done, or strangulation would end my days. The faeces at this time were never larger than a small pencil, yet so great the force necessary for their expulsion, that for hours afterwards I have felt so ill that I could compare it to nothing else but the sickness of death, attended with dull heavy pains in the limbs, and so cold and lifeless, that I have been laid before the fire, and warm stimulants have been administered to restore animation. At this crisis I was again visited by an eminent surgeon, who at first gave no hope of relief; but after several visits, the stricture of the rectum, together with the sphincter muscle, was cut through with the knife. This gave me very great relief, but very far from a cure, as upwards of two years have elapsed, and I am still a sufferer. I have no command over my bowels, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236522923
  • 9781236522924