The Medical Age Volume 10

The Medical Age Volume 10

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...ten minutes, day and. night, Bleynie introduces a little piece of ice into the child's mouth. The cold destroys the microbes, or prevents their multiplication. Sevestre speaks well of this method. Mayer, a German physician, has much confidence in the ice treatment of diphtheria; he gives, besides, a drachm daily of chlorate of potash in divided doses. Out of 100 cases he has not had one death. Thomas has employed the same treatment; out of 300 cases, three deaths. For my part, I would advise great caution in the use of chlorate of potash, which sometimes becomes rapidly toxic in small doses. Cozzolino, of Naples, also employs ice, and claims remarkable success. Bouchut.--My regretted master, Bouchut, used to employ pounded ice, a teaspoonful every two hours; also douches of cold water or of saponated coal tar (i 140 or 1: 50). ""The saponated coal tar is a mixture of coal tar and the alcoholic tincture of quillaya Sapindus saponaria), which contains saponin. Saponated Coal Tar. Coal tar, 100 grammes. Quillaya, 2,400 grammes. M. Digest the mixture ten days in a closed flask, kept at 35 to 400 C. It should be frequently shaken. When sufficiently digested, the mixture is filtered, and the resulting product is black and of a characteristic bituminous odor; may be diluted with water ad lib.--Translator. He claimed good results from papain, and I may here recall incidents in his practice while I was in his service prior to 1880. He was in the habit of keeping up a constant evaporation in the room of the patient of solutions containing turpentine, tar, thymol, eucalyptus, and carbolic acid. He was one of the first to prescribe antiseptic lotions and antiseptic vapors. Boukfe.--The essential part of Bouffe's treatment is the administration, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 590 pages
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  • English
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  • 1236608178
  • 9781236608178