Medicine Volume 3

Medicine Volume 3

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...position within five or ten minutes. 4. Such shifting demonstrates that the disease, so far as the tender points are concerned, is entirely functional and located no lower than the cerebral cortex. A few briefly noted illustrative cases may not be entirely superfluous. Case 1.--Miss F, aged 17, sent to me at the Northwestern University Medical School by Dr. Mann September 13, 1896. Seven months before, in lifting a sick woman, she had strained the back, and twenty-four hours later paralysis of the lower extremities had come on during the night, lasted one week, and disappeared in a night. Following this she developed general weakness, affecting more particularly the lower extremities, with pain, tenderness and weakness in the back, and had been informed that she had spinal disease. On examination an exceedingly tender spot was found to the right of the fifth dorsal vertebra, which in five minutes shifted an inch and a half lower. Treatment for hysteria caused rapid disappearance of all symptoms. Case 2.--Mr. V. W, aged 25, referred to me December 11, 1896, by Dr. Turck, had met with a slight railway accident two years before. Since then he had suffered from a number of disagreeable symptoms, referable particularly to the nervous system, among them being rigidity, pain, and tenderness in the back. One very tender spot was discovered in the right lumbar region, which at the end of ten minutes had shifted at least two inches. A very careful examination showed no evidence whatever of organic disease. Case j.--Miss B, aged 36, whose father had recently died after a lingering illness, came to me very much alarmed about herself as her physician had told her that she was suffering from "spinal irritation" and had added a sufficiently vague and...show more

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  • Paperback | 438 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 776g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236515846
  • 9781236515841