Papers and Addresses; Pathology. Preventive Medicine Volume 1

Papers and Addresses; Pathology. Preventive Medicine Volume 1

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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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...which are so commonly associated as to be regarded by many as belonging to the febrile process are, in addition to heightened temperature, increased frequency of the pulse and other circulatory disturbances, increased rapidity of respiration, muscular weakness, lessened secretions, disordered nutrition and digestion, and nervous symptoms. What is the connection, if any, between these symptoms and the elevation of temperature? What degrees of elevated temperature are dangerous to life, and in what does the danger consist? This subject can, at least, claim the interest that attaches to the questions of the day. The various opinions which have been held by clinicians on these points are too well known to you to require an historical review. I need only remind you that until within a few years the views advocated with especial force for nearly thirty years by Liebermeister have prevailed, although not without, considerable opposition. According to these views, the chief source of danger in uncomplicated essential fevers is the elevation of temperature, and the main indication for treatment is the reduction of temperature. Above all, it was urged with apparently convincing arguments that the weakness of the heart, which is undoubtedly one of the gravest dangers of fevers, is the direct effect of prolonged high temperature, and is manifested anatomically by parenchymatous or fatty degeneration of the cardiac muscle. Liebermeister sharply denned his position when he said, "A man whose temperature measures continuously 104 (40 C.) or more surely dies in consequence of the elevation of temperature, one in a few days, another after a somewhat longer time, according to the resistance of the individual." "If his temperature reaches 108.5 ( more

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  • Paperback | 318 pages
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 9781236518835