New York Journal of Medicine Volume 9

New York Journal of Medicine Volume 9

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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. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ...pubic region, and occasional hip bath; she recovered rapidly and her general health materially improved: it is now between seven and eight weeks since the operation. That the operation was a dangerous one to somo extent, and would have been extremely painful under ordinary circumstances, any person at all familiar wilh the parts, the extreme sensibility and associate relations, cannot enlertnin a ieasonable doubt. Fully appreciating the necessity and practical worth of your remarks in the Journal, and believing as I do, that etherization has not only been unnecessarily, but frequently very injudiciously practised, I am of opinion, notwithstanding, that a great amount of human suffering can Vol. ix.--No. xxvi. 16 be prevented by its judicious administration, a desideratum, in my humble judgment, claiming at least an investigation by members of a humane profession. The shock of the operation and consequent re-action was in this case materially abridged. My object in citing this case is simply to show the effect or result as above detailed, to obtain the opinion of the serious and more able members of the medical profession, as to its practicability in certain cases, and not to hold out the idea that it can be safely administered indiscriminately, or by the inexperienced, with any degree of safety. Remarks.--We are not wholly opposed to etherization, as we stated in our last No., but we deprecate its too general and indiscriminate use. The above was a very proper case, as it seems to us, for its administration; and our correspondent acted very properly in resorting to it. We would do the same under similar circumstances. Ed. 2V. Y. Journal. PART SECOND. (JTrltual 31 n a I 01 s, Art. XVII.--The Chronic Diseases; their Specific Nature and Homoeopathic...show more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 435g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Abridged
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  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236663632
  • 9781236663634