The New York Journal of Medicine Volume 3

The New York Journal of 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. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...and to these evacuations, which have continued through a series of years, we are compelled to refer all the above symptoms. The admitted cause is, long continued and excessive anti-nuptial self-pollution, which so far weakened the young and delicate organs that they never recovered their normal state. On his marriage, the excitability of the generative organs stimulated him to excessive indulgence in his sexual appetite, when the powers of the system gave way, and he was reduced to his present wretched and hopeless condition. In the same house is another subject, in the person of his wife, who, though not so feeble, has been confined to her couch for a long time, laboring under a similar train of symptoms. She has superadded to these all the characteristics of our modern cases of prolapsus uteri. The cause, in her case is, without doubt, her nuptial participation in the excesses of her husband. Various remedies have been resorted to in the above cases, under the influence of all the lights of allopathy, homoeopathy, and hydropathy, but with little or no effect; the subjects seem inclined to move in the even tenor of their way, regardless of all remedial efforts. 5th. The next and last case to which I shall allude, is that of a young girl of sixteen, in whom early solitary excitement had reduced to the most abject condition. Her nervous system was entirely unstrung. This was manifested by all the neuralgic symptoms enumerated in the foregoing cases, with the addition of frequent epileptic paroxysms. The sympathetic action was early communicated to the urinary organs, and long-continue dand painful ischury was the consequence. The urethra became so rigid and irritable that the catheter could with difficulty be introduced. After some months, a fever...show more

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  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236662792
  • 9781236662798