New York Lancet; With Which Is Incorporated the Archives of Gynecology, Obstetrics, and Pediatrics Volume 12

New York Lancet; With Which Is Incorporated the Archives of Gynecology, Obstetrics, and Pediatrics Volume 12

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...improvement, which I believe was aided by the patient taking cupfuls of hot, strong coffee, which was comforting and seemed to stimulate the respiratory apparatus. About two hours from the ingestion of the poison the patient again commenced to vomit, and passed large quantities of urine, whether from the poison or the treatment I cannot say--possibly both. Urination was performed without difficulty, but there seemed to be an inappreciation of relief natural to the removal of the tension of a full bladder. Perspiration throughout was verv free. The knee-jerks were not absent, but appeared to be defective. The total duration of the symptoms was about seven or eight hours. The next day the patient, though languid, was fit for duty. Tf there is anything to be learned from the case, it is the selective property of cocaine: first the nerves to the motor oculi muscles wee affected: secondly, the vagus, and after th;s the nerves to the mucous surfaces and skin. It is possible that the instillation of the drug into the eye may be of value in those troublesome cases of idiopathic nystagmus we come upon in general practice, although I have not heard of such treatment. If the case had terminated fatally, the breathing would have failed first, and, indeed, I had prepared to resort to artificial respiration. I cannot speak too highly of the action of the digitalin and strychnine in this case. Tea Amblyopia. E. KENNETH CAMPBELL, M.B. Though various kinds of toxic amblyopias are recognized, yet with the exception of those due to tobacco and alcohol, the affection is rarely met with, and it is for this reason that I deem the following interesting as a contribution to the literature of the subject: A man, forty-six years of age, had always had very more

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