Dublin Quarterly Journal of Medical Science

Dublin Quarterly 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. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ... stead a replacement of irregular granulated masses, highly sensitive and impoverished in consistence; and this marked the only effort at repair. Such condition added greatly to s-;i, VTI v the sufferings of the patient, as in this mutilated state every laboured effort at progression was made by the imposed weight directed on the heel. Altogether the limb was of large dimensions, as exemplified in the plate executed by Mr. Forster from a truthful drawing.--(See Plate I.) The following were the measurements of the diseased limb as contrasted with the sound one: --Sound limb. Diseased limb. Thigh, above knee, --15 inches, 17 inches. Calf of leg, -14 19 Above the ankle, - 8, Around arch and dorsum of foot, 10 Having carefully considered the hopelessness of any further attempts, either by medicinal agents internally, or as external applications, and the uselessness of pressure and bandages to reduce, even temporarily, the massive proportions of the disabled limb, and not wishing to comply with the repeated entreaties of the woman to remove it by amputation, I naturally considered the expediency of ligaturing the femoral artery. At the time that Professor Carnochan's valuable paper, "Contributions to Operative Surgery," came to my hand I was very forcibly struck with the originality of his proposal; and, from all that I was acquainted with as to the pathology of the affection, I saw no valid reason to dissent from his views, or refuse to accept the truthfulness of his statements as he propounded them to the profession. On the morning of the 25th Nov., 1861, I prepared to operate after the following manner: --The patient was placed upon the operating table, in the horizontal position, on her back, and brought under the influence of...show more

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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236667719
  • 9781236667717