The Medical Age; A Semi-Monthly Journal of Medicine and Surgery Volume 1

The Medical Age; A Semi-Monthly Journal of Medicine and Surgery Volume 1

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...terms of the method. Dr. Gordon, of Maine, believed the time would come when physicians would be held criminally responsible for the use of the carbolic acid spray in abdominal surgery. He accepted antiseptic precautions, but not the carbolic acid spray. Dr. Henry J. Reynolds, of Orion Mich., then read a paper on The Treatment of Stricture, of the Urethra.--He. said no importance whatever should be attached to the statement by the patient that his stream is full size. The size of the stream may be evidence of the presence of stricture, but not of its nonexistence. For either large or small calibred stricture he prefers internal cutting and stretching with Otis' instrument to all other methods. He always, however, provides the patient with a full-sized sound, with instruction to pass it every few days for an indefinite length of time. If the stricture be too small for this instrument, he enlarges sufficiently to admit it, first with Thompson's or Maisonneuve's instrument, and then uses the Otis instrument, carrying the enlargement even beyond the normal calibre to ensure the absolute and complete removal of all obstruction, without which the cure is liable not to be permanent; the smallest amount of obstruction or contraction remaining, he claims, will furnish a ground-work for future gleet or contraction, or both. He then gave a report of several cases treated by different methods, showing the comparative merits of each; among which was a case of extreme stricture involving external perineal urethrotomy without a guide, in which even the prostatic portion was contracted in its anterior part. In this case a pocket an inch deep, and large enough to admit the finger, extended upward and backward in front of the prostate, the septum between which and...show more

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  • Paperback | 342 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 612g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236576330
  • 9781236576330