The Office Practitioner Volume 5, No. 3

The Office Practitioner Volume 5, No. 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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...can be successful in such strictures. The art of applying electrolysis successfully in stricture consists in: i. Using the correct strength of the galvanic current. 2. Applying the respective poles in the right place. 3. Selecting the size, shape and material of the electrode. 4. Regulating the duration and intervals of seances. 5. Guiding the electrode and using no pressure. If the art of electrolysis is applied correctly it will cure every organic stricture, but must necessarily fail in spasmodic tenesmus. The galvanic current must make such spasm worse, and in most cases cannot pass it without tearing the contracted passage. Please note that the process of treatment is not cautery, not heat, not dilatation, not divulsion, but simply the removal of the stricture by the electrolytic action. Examinations. Diagnosis is very important, and such must be made correctly by the examination and measurement. The preliminary examination is made best by the bougie a' boule. as an exploring instrument, which transmits to the fingers certain sensations, and culminates in a highly tactile expertness. It is used to make out the real topography. The number, nature, size of strictures, and each should be measured how far it is situated from the meatus. Write all in your notebook, and never operate on the same day. Auxiliary examinations can be made with a good urethroscope or cystoscope having electric light. Then the plan for operation should be made, the size of the electrode chosen with a perfect understanding what can, will and must be accomplished during the next seance. Be careful in making the correct diagnosis, and exclude the differential maladies, as granular and glandular urethritis, gouty concretions, spasms, prostatitis, calenlus, vesical catarrh, ..
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  • Paperback | 26 pages
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  • English
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  • 9781236557377