The Practitioner Volume 41

The Practitioner Volume 41

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...fever would be reduced. I think it is reduced----a matter of much importance in this disease, in which renal mischief so frequently occurs. And moreover I think that by administration of oxygen the febrile delirium is reduced, the restlessness of delirium in several cases having been replaced by sleep. Again, if M. Gautier be right, the noxious bodies found in pyrexia must be either eliminated or rendered inert by oxidation. M. Gautier thinks that they are largely oxidised in the blood. If so, a superoxygenated atmosphere would surely be of service, expediting such oxidation, and, other things being equal, relieving at least the eliminating organs. But are other things equal? It may be urged that oxygen, besides being essential for the patient, is helpful also to the virus; or that the more rapid oxidation of the noxious products above spoken of would afford a more favourable field for the further activity of the virus. Such questions can be approached satisfactorily in the present state of our knowledge only by recourse to clinical observation. To this I now turn, noting by the way some facts as to the Apparatus devised by Messrs. Brin for inhalation of oxygen gas. oxygen gas and the oxygenated water which were used. These, the gas and the water, were supplied in any quantity as I from time to time required them by Brin's Oxygen Company, Limited, Connaught Mansions, Westminster. The gas was delivered to me in metal cylinders of ten cubic feet capacity, and containing oxygen which had been forced into them at a pressure of 120 pounds. One of these cylinders is represented at A in the above figure. On opening the stopcock of the cylinder at B, the highly compressed gas passes out into the collapsible india-rubber bag 0, the capacity...show more

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  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 331g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236838904
  • 9781236838902