International Record of Medicine and General Practice Clinics Volume 44

International Record of Medicine and General Practice Clinics Volume 44

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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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...time without medical aid, the sudden cessation of marked symptoms after _the first or the second sitting was something which the most prejudiced observer could hardly have failed to notice. You will remark that out of the twenty-six cases of various pulmonary diseases treated, I have recorded but one as a "cure." and this leads me to say I can but think that in many of our records of cases we are more hasty in giving such results than justice would allow. "Arrest of disease," in which symptoms apparent to the eye and car have ceased completely for a time when morbid signs still exist in the body, is a very difierent thing from " cure " in which every morbid sign, both objective and subjective, has disappeared. We so often read of "cures," and upon strict inquiry find that arenewal of morbid symptoms has begun soon after the reported favorable termination, and the oftener we hear of these cases the more skeptical we become in reading of the successful experiences of physicians who neglect to give sufficient data in their records, and are too hasty in coming to positive conclusions. To illustrate my meaning, allow me to read the records of two of my cases, Nos. 9 and 24. In case No. 9, for four or five weeks, as far as external appearances were concerned, one would have been perfectly justified in discharging the patient as " cured," but the subsequent history proves the injustice of such a claim. In the other, however, the complete disappearance of every morbid sign, both subjective and objective, is sufficient ground for me, I think, to allege a " cure " even in the short time which has elapsed since treatment ceased. To allay possible doubt in the minds of some as to...
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  • Paperback | 820 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 41mm | 1,438g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236784871
  • 9781236784872