Essays on Abdominal Surgery, Including Operations on the Intestines, Uterus, Ovaries, Kidneys, Ureters, Stomach, Liver, Colon, Etc; A Selected List of Papers by Eminent American Surgeons

Essays on Abdominal Surgery, Including Operations on the Intestines, Uterus, Ovaries, Kidneys, Ureters, Stomach, Liver, Colon, Etc; A Selected List of Papers by Eminent American Surgeons

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...pleasure of seeing her recover." Gordon, of Aberdeen (179 5), must be given credit for first clearly demonstrating the infective nature of puerperal fever. He relates many instances in which he himself carried infection and was able to place many more cases to midwives. At this period and for many subsequent years puerperal fever was universally recognized as a specific disease affecting pregnant and puerperal women and closely associated with modifications in the blood and changes in the anatomical condition of the pelvic organs. It was also generally recognized that the acute epidemic diseases such as scarlet fever, erysipelas and typhus fever were intimately related to puerperal fever, and were capable of producing the disease in all lying-in women. The importance of isolation of all cases suffering from the disease, an abundance of fresh air, and strict cleanliness during the puerperium were insisted upon, thus Collins who was the Master of the Rotunda Hospital from 1826 to 1833, adopted a method of the disinfection of the walls by chlorine gas and chloride of lime, and also carried out disinfection of the bed linen and blankets by stoving, and by these means was able to completely eliminate the disease during his tenure of office. The year 1843 was an epoch one in medical history. In that year Oliver Wendell Holmes, who deserves to be remembered for his medical services, rather more than as an author, published his classical essay on the contagious nature of puerperal fever. In it he proved by overwhelming evidence from the experience of English and American obstetricians that the disease was frequently carried from patient to patient by physicians and nurses. In spite of the proof set forth in his paper he was strongly opposed...show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236836480
  • 9781236836489