New Remedies Volume 7

New Remedies Volume 7

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...question the formation of an artificial scab and consequent protection from atmospheric influences that gives this method any value above ordinary modes of treating wounds. Fibrine of blood-clot is very likely equally serviceable.--ED. Danger from the Hypoderrnic Injection of Morphia. IN the C/zirago Medzkal _/ournal am! Examiner of May, E. Fletcher Ingalls, of Chicago, gives a supplementary paper on the dangers which may follow the use of morphia hypodermically. He has received a number of letters from various sources confirming the conclusions at which he arrived in his former paper (z'bz'1z'., Aug., 1877), and says in brief as follows: "I know of no precaution which will render the hypodermic injection of sedative doses of morphia entirely safe; the medicine may be given in this waya thousand times without harm, but the next time it may be the cause of death. Nothing in the patient's history or general appearance can warn us of the danger, for we find fatal accidents among those who have formerly taken morphia with the happiest results. The danger seems to arise from rapid absorption, orinjection directly into the circulation, and it is greatly enhanced by the impossibility of removing the poison. " All are familiar with the rules laid down for the cautious use of the hypodermic syringe, z'. 0., to withdraw the point of the syringe slightly after the needle has been introduced as far as desired, to inject the solution slowly, etc.; but these are not sufficient to insure us against accidents. " Withdrawing the pointof the syringe will not necessarily prevent the solution from passing directly into the circulation; and as to injecting slowly, probably no one would think of occupying more than five, or more

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  • Paperback | 322 pages
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236850467
  • 9781236850461