International Medica Volume 1

International Medica Volume 1

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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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...did the diabetes thereafter run a different course from the average. As permanent damage has generally been done in the pancreas in such conditions, the authors consider it unreasonable to expect a cure of diabetes by removal of the infectious cause. The direct treatment was initial fasting until glycosuria ceased. This was followed by a diet of protein, generally containing a small amount of carbohydrate, until hyperglycemia and acidosis disappeared. The diet was then built up, especially with fat--"maintenance diet"--the allowance of all three classes of foods being governed by the severity of the case and the normal blood-sugar and negative acetone reactions. Results.--One patient had advanced tuberculosis and died in five months. Another entered with a middle ear abscess and died of meningitis. One had an uncontrollable diabetes and died. Two others died at intervals of two and three months after being discharged. It is an interesting fact that although all diabetic patients were exposed to the influenza epidemic none acquired it. A. T. Mays. Rolleston, H.: Dyspeptic and Other Referred Symptoms Associated with Disease of the Gall-bladder and of the Appendix. British Medical Journal, March 6, 1920, No. 3088, p. 317. By referred symptoms are meant those which do not at once sug gest local disease of the organ really responsible, or that are remote in point of place, when the disease of the gall-bladder or appendix is not acute. The-cj#iplications discussed are those resulting from a previous acute attack, or a recurrent or chronic inflammation. There are four factors in the mechanism of the production of symptoms, reflex, mechanical, toxic, and infective. Irritation in the appendix or gall-bladder may cause hypertonus and spasm...show more

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  • Paperback | 392 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 699g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236561791
  • 9781236561794