The Kansas City Medical Index-Lancet Volume 14, No. 8

The Kansas City Medical Index-Lancet Volume 14, No. 8

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ... memory is fully as good as before the "stroke," and his intellect appears but little affected. Paralysis of right arm is complete, but a fair use of the leg nas been acquired. At times he is very irritable and has repeatedly threatened the life of his wife; for this, subsequently, he is very penitent, and indicates that the impulse is beyond his control. He regrets to a marked degree his mental irritability and moral irresponsibility; complains of a band-like sensation around his bead, and often suffers intensely from headaches. Upon examination 1 made a diagnosis of softening of the brain, involving the region of the lower part of the Rolandic fissure and possibly also a part of the spheno-temporal lobe, as well as some of the parietal convolutions. I explained to him and to his physician that no one beside myself had ever even made the proprosal to operate for cerebral softening pure and simple, that it was purely experimental, as well as not wholly without danger. The reply was that anything would be encountered for a bare possibility of even in complete relief Irom the sometimes fearful, maddening sensation in the head. Under such circumstances, on June 27,1892, assisted by Drs. J. F. Binnie and J. D. Griffith, I removed a considerable portion of the skull over the affected region. On turning back the dura there was disclosed a cloudy infiltrate in the pia and an apparent fluidity beneath. Taking sharp-pointed-scissors I plunged them into the middle of what should have been the third frontal convolution and withdrew them, open. There followed a gush of broken-down brain and other d6bris of creamy consistence to the amount of fully a pint. The large cavity was carefully washed out with sterilized solution (no antiseptic...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236858255
  • 9781236858252