The Practitioner Volume 5

The Practitioner 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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ... supported the theory. From the day that the remedy was first taken the pustules diminished in volume and number, and soon disappeared altogether. The bowels, which had previously been costive, were rendered open and regular, though the glycerine by no means acted as apurgative. M. Gubler suggests its use in cases where the cerumen has accumulated in the ear. (Lyon Medicale, 1870) CASTRATION IN EPI_LEPsY.--Dr. Mackenzie Bacon sends us the following: --" In the Practitioner for June 1869, I mentioned a case in which I had removed the testes of an epileptic lad in whom I had reason to think the fits were mainly due to sexual excitement, kept up by his bad habits. At the time I wrote six months had elapsed since the operation, and a marked improvement had been observed. It may be interesting to give the sequel, as eighteen months have now passed by, and this period is probably suflicient to test the influence of the operation on the epileptic state. The results are as follows. The lad has improved in health and general condition; is fat, and weighs 11 st. 4 lbs., as against 8 st. 9 lbs. eighteen months before. He has considerably improved in intelligence, and is able to make himself useful in simple work. He has ceased to masturbate, and seems to have no sexual inclination, but there is no apparent effeminacy of character. He used to have the fits several times a Week, but since the operation the frequency of his fits has been diminished thus: --In January 1869 he had 2 fits; February, 2; March, 1; April, 2; May, 4; June, none; July, none; August, 3; September, 4; October, 1; November, 1; December, 2. January 1870, none; February, 2; March, none; April, 1; May, 2; June, 1. In my opinion, the above facts are enough to prove that the...
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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236843266
  • 9781236843265