Leaves from a Physician's Journal

Leaves from a Physician's Journal

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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. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...moving many even to tears. Though it was very evidently the culprit, and not a policeman by accident, who had shot the watchman--for the defence endeavored to make the latter appear the fact--yet there remained a trifling uncertainty in the proof; and it was this shadow of doubt which saved the prisoner from sentence of hanging. But the burglar had taken his last leap--into a blank life of solitary confinement, and into eternal infamy!. i A CASE OF CATALEPSY. CONSULTATION. what is " catalepsy?" asks the non-profes-L sional reader. Answer: it is a species of " fit." But there are hysterical fits, epileptic fits, apoplectic fits, and still others of these forms of what the medical author might term cases of " sudden seizure," in all too numerous to be here described--and not to speak in this connection of tailors' fits, which, though perhaps less alarming, are sometimes quite troublesome. I shall present to the reader an account of a striking case of cataleptic fit which came under my own observation; and from the recital given of symptoms and incidents, he will be enabled to get a fair understanding of at least one of the forms in which catalepsy may appear. The opportunity of observing this complaint is, by the vay, very rare: it is enjoyed by very few even among medical men, however long their lives or extensive-their practice. It happened to me to witness one case--a providence, perhaps, I should consider it. As the case was one of consultation, I will, by way of preliminary, introduce to the reader four medical gentlemen who figured in it. Let the reader, then, call hit imagination into play, and therewith discern before him the four persons to be in order briefly characterized: --the first, an old hero of the healing art (perhaps I might be...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236660641
  • 9781236660640