Physician and Surgeon Volume 5

Physician and Surgeon Volume 5

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...vigor. Margaret M., aged thirty-seven years, had the left ovary removed, under the spray, on March 20, 1882, on account of an enlargement of that organ that had been for a long time attended with acute pain. Previous to operation the pain had been relieved by morphia injected subcutaneously, and after operation these injections were directed to be repeated twice a day should extreme restlessness or abdominal pain call for them. On the 21st, the day after operation, she had nine minims of the hospital solution injected. As this only calmed her, and did not produce any soporific effect, and as on the 24th she had been excited and disturbed by the dressing of the wound, twelve minims were administered a little after 12 o'clock, mid-day. This represented three-fifths of a grain of morphia and one-fortieth of a grain of atropine. At 1 o'clock she became livid, breathless, pulseless, and insensible. A head nurse was summoned, who sent the ordinary nurse for a doctor, and, in ignorance of the previous injection, injected into the arm of the comatose patient five minims more of the morphia solution. The house-surgeon, when he came, injected ammonia, gave brandy enemata, used artificial respiration, and applied electricity, without effect; and when I happened to call at 4 o'clock to see how my patient was getting on, I found them straightening her out preparatory to putting her in her shroud. She was to all appearance dead, but a faint flicker over the cardiac region caused me to hope. The night was a windy one. and a current of fresh air was blowing along the corridor with considerable force. The patient's bed was removed into the fresh air, and artificial respiration, galvanism, frictions, and warmth were restored to with renewed vigor. Up more

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  • Paperback | 254 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 458g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236831314
  • 9781236831316