Letters to a Young Physician Just Entering Upon Practice C. 2

Letters to a Young Physician Just Entering Upon Practice C. 2

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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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ... after a year more he gave up the riding on horseback. During the hemorrhage I could not make a good exploration of the chest without incommoding him too much. After his recovery I examined him carefully, more than once, without discovering any physical signs of disease in the lungs. Dr. Hosmer's case was an uncommon one. I hare seen instances where the bleeding has been very copious, but none where it has been so large as in his; nor have other circumstances been similaj-. But I have seen others, for whom I have ordered the same diet as I did for him, and I have believed that advantage was derived from it. They have been instances in which the constitution has shown vigor, and in which the patient has kept up strength and flesh upon the diet. In cases where the cachexy, so common to tuberculous subjects, has shown itself, I have never ventured to forbid the use of animal food. On the contrary, I have advised this food, as far as the appetite would permit, at least once a day. You will observe, in Dr. Hosmer's case, that as soon as the copious haemoptysis had ceased, and the patient had regained sufficient strength, I advised him to take activo exercise in the open air. A fear is sometimes entertained that the bleeding may be brought on in this way. By long-coutiuued and exhausting fatigue, this may bo; and the same after an unusual and violent exertion, as above stated in his case; but such a patient may be brought to very free, active exercise, regardless of weather, without any injury, but with benefit. Captain L belonged to a consumptive family, and ho was, I may say, in the habit of spitting blood frequently for several years. He had some other unpleasant symptoms. He was very fond of sport, and, after some experience in the case, he adopted...
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  • Paperback | 78 pages
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 9781236550767