A Practical Treatise on Laryngeal Phthisis, Chronic Laryngitis, and Diseases of the Voice

A Practical Treatise on Laryngeal Phthisis, Chronic Laryngitis, and Diseases of the Voice

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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. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ...morbid action, and the little haamoptysis which occurred 'might well be attributed to the urgency of the cough. The most careful 'auscultation did not indicate any modification in the resonance of the thorax or in the respiratory sounds. The complexion was good, with considerable embonpoint. Some months later, 'however, the pulmonary aflection broke out with much violence, and the patient died with purulent expectoration, and all the symptoms of pulmonary phthisis. The following observation appears still more conclusive: --Miss "Journal Hebdomadaire de Medeeine, 1827. Longet, aged thirty-two years, took a violent cold in the winter of 1834-35. There was fever, with emaciation, and an aphonia which lasted six weeks. A well-directed regimen and moderate antiphlogistic treatment quelled the symptoms, and at the end of two months health was perfectly restored. A year afterwards she took cold coming from a ball; the same symptoms were developed; fever, abundant expectoration, and loss of voice. An application of leeches and the continued use of emollients again stopped the fever and expectoration, but the aphonia and cough continued. Six months afterward, the respiration became hissing and laborious; every thing indicated a considerable narrowing of the larynx. Death by suffocation was threatening; mercurial frictions to the front of the neck stopped the oppression. We then ausculted the patient with care; and M. Louis, called in consultation, examined her himself. We found a little obscurity of the sound, and bronchial respiration anteriorly and posteriorly. It was evident there were tubercles, but we heard neit"her gur gling nor moist crepitus; there was not the least expectoration. This case is precisely...show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236960289
  • 9781236960283