Guy's Hospital Reports. Vol. XXII. MDCCCLXXVII

Guy's Hospital Reports. Vol. XXII. MDCCCLXXVII

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...2nd, when the chest was tapped a second time, and a catheter was put in. It was removed a few days afterwards, and the chest subsequently syringed out. This state of things lasted for two months longer, when the cavity had nearly closed. On January 22nd Dr. Fagge records that the lung had greatly recovered itself, but the respiration was still feeble. Great deformity of the chest existed, the front being flat, the back narrow. The heart was nearly in its place. The point of interest about this case is the presence of retraction of the diseased side instead of bulging, notwithstanding the existence of a considerable amount of fluid in it. I have seen a similar case once or twice, and one might suppose that it indicated some old disease of the retracted side. The facts in this case at any rate do not warrant any such diagnosis, and it is more probably explained by some intra-thoracic accommodation of one part to another, the sound side by displacement of the mediastinum relieving the affected one of some of its contents. Case 7. Left empyema; paracentesis twice; well.--Charles S--, set. 28, admitted under Dr. Moxon, June 7th, and discharged June 19th, 1871. At the end of 1869 he had inflammation of the lung. In May, 1870, Mr. Hilton tapped the chest and let out nine pints of translucent green fluid. He left June 13th, 1870, and has felt well ever since, but latterly he has fallen off again. On admission, the left lung is dull all over, and rather flat in front. No vesicular murmur. The heart displaced to the right of sternum. June 13th, paracentesis, 5' pints of yellowish non-transparent fluid drawn off. The heart came back partially, and resonance returned on the left side. He went home feeling well; the heart behind the sternum. Respiration more

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