Genito-Urinary Diseases and Syphilis

Genito-Urinary Diseases and Syphilis

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...a hard mattress and not too warmly covered. Belladonna is the drug upon which most reliance is to be placed. It should be given in increasing doses until the physiological effect is obtained or until tbe child is cured. The dose, on beginning, for a child four years old, may be 3 drops three times a day, increased 1 drop daily. AY hen 10 or 15 drops of tincture belladonna have failed to control the enuresis, aromatic tincture of rhus has been successfully used, increasing the dose gradually to 30 minims a day. If this fails, Osthiemer and Levi1 advise a solution containing V240 grain of atropin and '/wo of strychnine to the drop. The initial dose of this is one drop a day, increased one drop daily until symptoms of the physiological action of atropin or strychnine appear or the enuresis ceases. Under these plans of treatment tb per cent, of recoveries may be expected. Elevating the foot of the bed on two chairs is recommended by Stumpf, as in this way the urine in tbe bladder does not press down against the sphincter. The explanation of the method of action is not entirely clear, but the clinical fact is well attested. Faradization of the bladder three or four times a week, is a valuable measure. One pole is placed over the bladder region against the symphisis, and the other is carried into the rectum. The strength of the current is graduated to the patient's feeling and is often followed by success. In cases where these measures fail, local treatment of the urethra with sounds and instillations of nitrate of silver may be tried. On account of the timidity and nervousness of children, it is very difficult to use instrumentation of any sort within their urethras, and the liability of a sudden movement causing a false passage must always be more

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