International Record of Medicine and General Practice Clinics Volume 80

International Record of Medicine and General Practice Clinics Volume 80

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...patients with perforative peritonitis complicating typhoid fever. Of these only four, i. e., twelve-and-one-tenth per cent. recovered. This figure is lower than those reported by other authors, but in any event, Lavroff thinks that the percentage of recoveries after these operations is very small.-Vhether this high mortality from perforative peritonitis is due to the typhoid infection itself. or to other causes, cannot be definitely stated. Lavroff noted especially that in the patients who recovered there had been an extraordinarily good condition before the operation---a good pulse, and absence of collapse. On the other hand, in those patients who died, even when the operation was performed immediately after the perforation had taken place, there was a marked collapse, a small rapid pulse, great depression, frequent vomiting, and extreme painfulness of the abdomen. These symptoms should not deter us from operating, but, on the contrary. should hasten the operation. Lavroff thinks that there cannot be a modern surgeon who is opposed to operative treatment. Scarcely any one will say to-day, with Furbringer. that the patient is saved "in spite of the laparotomy." 4. Infantilism.---Ordinsky describes a case of infantilism in a girl aged fifteen years. The term infantilism was first suggested by Lasegue, who applied it to those adults who have retained infantile traits of body and mind, in spite of their years. In the case reported, the following characteristics of infantilism were found: The various parts of the body were developed in their proper proportions, but the intellect was that of a child of eight or nine years, and the genital organs corresponded in development. The skin was flaccid and wrinkled. pale in color, and..."
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  • United States
  • English
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