The Medical Chronicle, Vol. 1

The Medical Chronicle, Vol. 1 : August, 1882 to July, 1883 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Medical Chronicle, Vol. 1: August, 1882 to July, 1883 Standing by that bedside, at an Impressionable age, I imbibed a horror of chloroform Of Which I have never been able to divest my self. I have since then given It frequently, but-always under a spoken or implied protest. I have tried to learn in what its fatal action con sisted, and if it could not possibly be avoided. Instead Of losing my aversion for it, this has grown stronger with each year until I have become a radical so far as chloroform is concerned. If there is one thing in the world that I would irrevocably destroy had I the power, it is chloroform, because I firmly believe that the good it has done, and is capable Of doing is more than counterbalanced by its fatal and pernicious effects in so many recorded instances. With the experience just related ever fresh in my mind, I have closely studied the literature of, anesthesia during the past ten years. The result of that study is, that there are before the profession today, only two anesthetics having any claim in a discussion of the superior ity of one or the other Of such agents. These are, as you well know, Ether and Chloroform. Which shall we use? About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 332 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 18mm | 445g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243131224
  • 9780243131228