The Medical Clinics of North America Volume 1, Nos. 4-6

The Medical Clinics of North America Volume 1, Nos. 4-6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...to this, he rode to business in his car, and no longer had attacks of angina. One patient had his attacks only during the winter, and he had them even if he stayed at home. A change of climate during the winter months resulted in complete freedom. One doctor found that while nitroglycerin did not relieve his attacks, atropin sulphate in doses of 1; grain had an immediate effect. Many patients will tell you that even when they eat light meals they have attacks of angina, and you can usually find that the cause of these attacks is one of two things, either the patient exerts himself even slightly after his meal, or he is eating something which produces gas in his stomach and presses on his heart. It is not always easy for you to realize how important these little details are; therefore, the patients themselves frequently fail to find the immediate cause of the attacks. The postprandial rest which is so necessary in almost all cases is frequently indulged in only after some physical exercise, which, although apparently negligible, is enough to cause angina. In conclusion I wish to emphasize again that I have made no eflort to discuss in detail the treatment of angina, but I have merely attempted to bring to your attention the importance of going into details in eliciting the patient's story. By careful observation and individualization much misery can be prevented from entering the lives of these patients, over whom always hangs the shadow of the dark valley. RADIUM in the treatment of leukemia appears to have many advantages over either benzol or the x-rays. Benzol has been largely discarded as a method of treatment of leukemia on account of its extremely toxic action, not only on the hemopoietic system but also on the tissues...show more

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  • Paperback | 262 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 472g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236833678
  • 9781236833679