Pennsylvania Hospital Reports Volume 1-2; V. 1868-1869

Pennsylvania Hospital Reports Volume 1-2; V. 1868-1869

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...the title of acute cerebritis. But, if these two cases were not instances of this kind, I know not what they were. The severe local headache, the vomiting, the constipation, the intellectual failure, the convulsions, all prove some serious tissue-change of the cerebrum; and as both patients recovered entirely, it is fair to suppose that the lesion was that which, for the want of a more accurate knowledge of its true nature, we are still obliged to call inflammation. Thirty years had elapsed between the occurrence of the two cases, during which time I had seen and felt the decline of the practice of bloodletting, and the sway of restorative medicine. I believe that the reform against indiscriminate and profuse abstraction of blood has been a wise and useful one, but doubt whether it has not been too radical. It has become evident, indeed, within a very few years, that the profession is disposed to review its complete condemnation of bloodletting; and, certainly, the success which followed the use of the means in the two cases above reported, seems to show that, in acute cases of this class, we may well hesitate before we abandon the use of this powerful agent. NOTES ON THE PRINCIPLES or THE TREATMENT OF FRACTURES. By JOHN H. PACKARD, M. D., ONI OP THI SUBOEOilS TO THE EPISCOPAL HOSPITAL; FORXERLT RESIDENT SUROEOS IN THI PIHVSTLTABIA HOSPITAL. In most cases of uncomplicated luxation, the surgeon contents himself, after reducing, with keeping the limb at rest; he guards against inflammation, and at the proper time he makes passive motion, lest stiffening should ensue, but so far as the displacement is concerned, he has generally no fear of its recurrence. It is otherwise in cases of fracture. A very large proportion of simple fractures, if more

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