The Lancet Volume 4-6

The Lancet Volume 4-6

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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. 1824 edition. Excerpt: ... much modify the treatment. If, for example, any man were to say, that because the brain is inflamed in the' advanced stale of typhus fever, the case then requires the same treatment as an inflammation of that organ in the commencement which arises from a common cause, he would commit a great mistake; for in the former the inflammation is passive, the heart's action being subdued, and the strength prostrate, so as to require mild measures. Common inflammation of the brain may almost always be speedily removed by the plan which has been laid down; and if any degree of simple fever should remain, it -ill be removed by rest, spare diet, daily aperients, end a regulated temperature; but when these means fail, then you may prescribe digitalis, say 10 drops of the tincture every 6 hours, till the pulse be reduced, when it ought to be entirely omitted. Prognosis. In yonr prognosis of inflammation of the brain you must be guided first by the degree of inflammation. In acute inflammation there is more danger than in the sub-acute, because the former runs a more rapid course, and allows less time for the operation of remedies. The habits of the patient very much modify the prognosis. If inflammation of the brain attack a confirmed drunkard, it generally proves fatal. If the patient labour under excessive anxiety of mind, it also generally proves mortal. If it occur in an aged person, it is more dangerous than in a man of 30 or w.! 40 years of age; because the old do not bear evacuations so w ell as younger persons, and the inflammation is frequently mixed up with some organic affection. What at first sight appears to be simple inflammation is sometimes the result of an organic affection of the brain; and, in order to detect this, yon must trace the...show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236522511