Handbook of General Therapeutics Volume 6

Handbook of General Therapeutics Volume 6

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...everywhere, either complete or partial, as well as in the peroneal region on both sides. Galvanic treatment: 20 elements ascending or descending through the cord, especially over the lumbar enlargement, and from 24 to 26 elements, with kathode labile and with reversal of the current, to the nerves and muscles of the legs. Considerable improvement even after 6 days; patient could walk without a stick. After 10 days patient was out of bed and walking about the room, feeling stronger; the muscles of the legs firmer, and no longer-so painful on pressure. Marked improvement after 4 weeks, but the reaction of degeneration was still present, and the tendon reflexes still absent. Pause in the treatment, which was resumed after 4 weeks. The improvement went on during that time, and on February 6, 1879, the patient was discharged almost cured. The motility was excellent; the RD was still distinctly perceptible only in the peroneal region, but the tendon reflexes were still absent. The circumference of the legs had greatly increased. The further progress of the case was to complete cure and ability to Work. 34. Personal Observation. Chronic Anterior Poliomg/elitis (llliclrlle Form).----An engine-driver, aged 36. Fell ill in February l877 with pains in the leftarm and diminution of its strength and its size. In the end of August the same symptoms came on in the left lower extremity, and in the middle of November in the right also---deep-seated pains, weakness, and wasting. Sphincters quite normal. Condition in the end of November 1877: Pronounced paresis of both legs; no ataxia or swaying on closure of the eyes. Sensibility normal in all directions. Muscles very tender on pressure. Cutaneous reflex weak, tendon reflex very well marked. Muscles of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 463g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236922468
  • 9781236922465