The Medical Age Volume 2

The Medical Age Volume 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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...from what others have to say of it, I am inclined to the opinion that the same results can be obtained without it, by the use of a sound and a thorough urinary analysis. The use of instruments for the cure of urethral or bladder troubles Stricture of the Halo Urethra, its Radical Cure bj Fessenden N. Otis. M. D., 1878. does not come within the province of this paper, 0t Iv us they are used as a means of diagnosis, and tlii-lino already heen alluih d to. Tin-d ingers attending the ordinary introduction of mi instrument through the urethral canal should be nlnni-t nil. One of these is the exceedingly rare occ-u ruiu-e of death, following the passage of a s. im l nr Citheter; cause explainable by shock and a siirgical kidney; unoiln r iif chill and urethral fever following the passage of a sound through a tight fiiiiriure, ami another that has recently been denominated "int'ieter fever" by Sir Andrew Clark. Tins in cident is ran. and occurs only in old men Willi a large prostate, having more or less retention of urine, fur the relief of which the catheter is used, inciting an acute inti iiumalion in addition to the aln-.idy existing one, extending not only to the bladder and ureters tint to the kidneys, aud within a few d iv-causing the death of the patient. The inordinate use of a catheter or sound, belongs to the domain of inednlesonie surgery, and is attended with tvsuli frequently appalling, such as the forming of fal.-e passages, injury to the dei p urethra and the prostate, followed liy uielhral fever, abscesses, pyaemia. and not iufn qnem ly death. If the weight of the instrument, with gentle direction, is not sufficient to traverse the canal iu cases of retention, either from stricture or enlarged is far better to...
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  • Paperback | 378 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 671g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236487427
  • 9781236487421