On the Principal Varieties of Pulmonary Consumption

On the Principal Varieties of Pulmonary Consumption

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...in many cases so constantly followed by cough ending in vomiting, as to render this mechanical explanation insuilicient, and, in 1869, I was led to attribute it to an undue reflex irritability of the pneumogastric nerve and proposed strichnia as the best remedy? I have since, in many cases, found this remedy valuable, but by no means invariably so. On leaving off attendance at the Hospital in May, 1869, the patient, though not free from cough, con 17 Practitioner, vol. i., p. 312: --Dr. Hughes Bennett (Reynold's " System," vol. iii., " Phthisis," I871) regards this as a cause of vomiting in the later stages of phthisis. tinued for a time to improve, but he soon afterwards began again to emaciate, and the vomiting withcough returned. He again attended in January, 1870, resumed the oil and used carbolic acid inhalations, and left March 30th, improved. Since this time I have heard nothing of him. The above-related case represents very well the main features of fibroid disease of the lung. The indurative disease supervened presumably upon an acute apex (tubercular or catarrhal) pneumonia, and did so with tolerable rapidity, the characteristic symptoms and signs being fully developed within six months of the termination of the acute disease. The question as to the rapidity with which this disease may advance is one of great interest, and requiring further observation. I cannot but think that, reasoning from the morbid appearances found post-mortem, we are apt to regard such diseases as older than the clinical history will warrant us in believing; on the other hand, though it is very probable that the fibroid induration of the lung may proceed with great rapidity to such a stage of shrinking as to produce very...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236943414
  • 9781236943415