Electricity in Medicine and Surgery; Including the X Ray

Electricity in Medicine and Surgery; Including the X Ray

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...case more or less strengthening of the paralyzed parts and relief of the annoying symptoms may be expected. The sphincters of the rectum and of the bladder, which are paralyzed when there has been a myelitis, should receive local treatment. With a small electrode the sphincter of the rectum may be made to contract, the same as the muscles of the extremities. Into the sphincter of the bladder a large steel sound, as large as the urethra can take, should be introduced; to this is attached the cathode of the galvanic or one pole of the faradic; the former, however, is preferable, but should be handled with care and no electrolysis should be produced. The paresis of the bowels should also be treated in a similar manner, but for this the reader is referred to the treatment of constipation, as there it is given in detail. The static spark has been highly extolled for these conditions. Some recommend a strong static spark over the spine and over the peripheral region which is affected. Others claim that the breeze is preferable. When the reaction of degeneration is present, showing that the anterior cornu or the nerve roots are affected, the static spark will not be of much use, but, as will be seen in the article on anaesthesia, the static spark is most beneficial in treating that symptom. Therefore, when the posterior column is largely the seat of the disease, static treatment will undoubtedly be of great service. Spinal Apoplexy.--This is a very rare disease. The character of its manifestation, of course, differs according to the location of the hemorrhage. The same is true of the reactions; if the hemorrhage be in the grey matter of the anterior cornu, reaction of degeneration will be present to a greater or less degree, according to the amount of...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236647467
  • 9781236647467