The Dublin Journal of Medical Science

The Dublin Journal of Medical Science

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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. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ...a gentleman took it from his infant, and it was three months before convalescence was complete. In this case the hbop was very well marked, and there was considerable oppression; he scarcely took any remedy. There is something peculiar in the symptoms of hooping cough in the first stage which often enables the physician to distinguish it from catarrh or bronchitis; the fever seldom runs so high, the breathing scarcely so much oppressed, except during the paroxysm, the eyes overflow, and the child seems to suffer more from irritability than the real oppression of sickness, and generally resumes its wonted pastime. Those symptoms are also of a more intractable character, and the usual treatment of leeching, ipecacuan, and warm baths, produces very little if any benefit in allaying them. It is evident then that hooping cough must be a disease sui generis. The remote cause of Sedatives, such as hyosciamus and belladonna, are the remedies most recommended by French authors. Uiis disease, as we might anticipate', remains in obscurity, but although we cannot define it, any more than we can the essence of any other infection, yet we can confidently state what will not produce it. Neither cold, moisture, nor any of the ordinary causes of bronchitis, will produce hooping-cough: there must be a specificcause, whether in the atmosphere or arising from contagion; and if inflammation supervene in the course of the disorder, it should be looked upon as rather the effect of the original exciting cause, as in fevers, and merely denoting the severity of the attack. The local affections must be attended to as we do those accompanying febrile disorders, whether they arise from congestion of the lungs, intestines, or brain; but surely no man of reflection will say, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 345g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236667077
  • 9781236667076