The Medical Tribune; A Monthly Magazine Volume 4

The Medical Tribune; A Monthly Magazine Volume 4

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...month, when slight diminutoin of thirst, and diuresis took place, and, at the same time, the slight pain which he had complained of in his head now became so very severe that it was necessary to discontinue the administration of the ergot. In the course of a day or two the pain in his head had considerably abated, but the thirst and urination again increased. The ergot treatment was resumed on the 12th of January in similar doses, and on the 23rd the intense thirst and excessive urination suddenly gave way to the normal condition of things in these respects; but again at this time he complained of the most excruciating pain in his head, which was relieved by withdrawing the ergot and giving a hypodermic injection of morphia. Since then there has been no return of the urgent thirst and diuresis; but the pain in the head is subject to periodic exacerbations and remissions, and is neuralgic in it character. We have no doubt that it will be at least temporarily relieved. Remarks.--The above, although, an undoubted case of diabetes insipidus, was complicated with Bright's disease, and this fact rendered the result of the exhibition of ergot a matter of considerable doubt, but the satisfactory effect produced has fully justified the experiments. There was no slowing of either the pulse or bieathing produced in this case by the administration of ergot. There can be no doubt, from the results in the cases of diabetes insipidus which have been recently treated with ergot, that it is a remedy which has a powerful control over this most obstinat disease; and if it can be proved to be an unfailing remedy for it in the future, then one more ailment will have been rescued from the category of "hopeless" disease.--Dr. John Macauley, in The Lancet. more

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  • English
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