The Medical News

The Medical News

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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...steps of the operation, the latter suddenly died on the operatingtable before any incision wns made. Syncope during and after an operation may arise from nervous shock or from profuse hemorrhage. It sometimes happeus that instead of taking place during or immediately after an operation, it may supervene some hours afterwards, which fact would point to the necessity of constant watching and nursing of the patient until he is considered out of danger. Among the remedial agents for this grave condition of syncope, transfusion has heen somewhat extensively employed; but M. Verneuil is not at all partial to it under any circumstances. Indeed, he looks upon it as a most dangerous remedy, as the blood, whether of man or of animals, being of a highly putrescible character, would, even when immediate transfusion is practised, be liable to produce septicsemio, or even pyaemia. He took occasion to sny that, whenever transfusion iB indicated, as in syncope or excessive hemorrhage, the hypodermic injection of ether or ammonia would be preferable to transfusion of blood or any other liquid, even in puerperal or post-partum hemorrhage.--British Med. Journal, March 31, 1877. MEDICAL NEWS. DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE. Administration of Cod-Liver Oil in Malt Extract.--At a recent meeting of the Norfolk District Medical Society, Prof. MahKoe Boston Sled, and Surg. Journ., May 3, 1877) called attention to malt extract as an emulsive agent for cod-liver oils and other oleaginous preparations. At the present time, when cod-liver oil is extensively employed as a therapeutic agent, anything that will neutralize or overcome its disagreeable oily character and bad taste will be welcomed by patients. Extract of malt possesses the power of producing a perfect emulsion more

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  • Paperback | 412 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 730g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236590422
  • 9781236590428