The Practitioner Volume 52-53

The Practitioner Volume 52-53

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ... good sleep was thus obtained, the general improvement was remarkably quick. Sulphonal had been tried in the second case, and serious faintness and depression followed after a fev doses. 7 and 8. Cases suffering from the restlessness and sleeplessness so apt to follow influen_za. Chloralose in 4.-gr. doses acted well. It was here important not to give any drug that would depress already feeble hearts or interfere with appetite or digestion. 9. A case of epilepsy. A girl, aged 16, who has had fits since infancy, getting worse: attacks last only one or two minutes, are accompanied with loud screaming, occur by day and night, chiefly at night, often five or six of a night. Bromide of potassium or chloral did little or no good, but three grains of chloralose at bed-time gave from six to eight hours' sound and undisturbed sleep. She took the drug for nearly six weeks, the dose was not increased, and was quite as effectual throughout. At first the fits during the day were unaltered, but the last week or so they were less frequent and less marked, so much so that the parents have not considered it necessary to bring the child to see me for three weeks. 10. The case of a blacksmith's lad, aged 21, who for several years had fits at night; he himself knew nothing of them, but always had a headache, and felt unfit for work the following morning. He took first three, then four grains of chloralose every night for a month, and then he emigrated, telling his friends that he felt quite able to do so. 11. A young fellow reading for the army, a somnambulist; he had. attacks nearly every night, jumping up in his bed, or getting out, talking loudly, shouting, catching hold of things as if to break them, etc. His parents were most anxious he...show more

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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 599g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236742729
  • 9781236742728