A Dissertation on the Bite of a Rabid Animal; Being the Substance of an Essay Which Received a Prize from the Royal College of Surgeons in London, in the Year 1811

A Dissertation on the Bite of a Rabid Animal; Being the Substance of an Essay Which Received a Prize from the Royal College of Surgeons in London, in the Year 1811

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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. 1812 edition. Excerpt: ... at Worral, in Cheshire, was lick-r ed about the mouth by an infected dog, while lying asleep on the ground; " he suffered no bite, nor the slightest apparent injury of the skin: " about the usual period, however, he was seized with hydrophobia, of which he died, although every means was employed to prevent it previously previously to the attack. Such cases ought to put us very much on our guard, and they should be strictly attended to; yet I am inclined to believe that some imperceptible rasure of the skin must have taken place, or that it can only happen when applied to the lips, and such parts as are as little covered.--At different periods when persons have been bitten by rabid animals, various modes have been devised for the prevention of hy drophobia. Fortunately the numbers that have suffered have been few, when compared with those which have been bitten. With regard to the local treatment of the wound, the most popular means that have been resorted to, with the hope of preventing hydrophobia, have been sca Dr. Hamilton has adduced eight other authorities n support of this opinion. rification, rification, suction, caustics, ablution, and extirpation. Numerous prophylactics have also been proposed, and several are now in general use which do not appear to be entitled to the slightest credit. Of the different methods of treating wounds, I shall proceed to notice the use of caustics, ablution, and excision of the bitten parts. Of the use of caustics, fyc.--The destroying of parts bitten by rabid animals with caustics, was long since instituted, and even in the present day it has apparently more advocates than these remedies appear to deserve. The caustics generally employed are the pure potash, the potash and lime, the nitrate of silver, and...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236657551
  • 9781236657558