The Practitioner Volume 58

The Practitioner Volume 58

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ranked with the rarest of clinical rarities. As to the propriety of paracentesis in this case there can hardly be any question. This operation can now be reckoned as one of the achievements of the present century, and the honour of priority of successfully tapping the pericardium must be ascribed to Romero (? Remero) of Barcelona, in 1819, who operated upon three cases, two of which recovered. (Of. Dr. S. West's valuable paper upon "Purulent Pericarditis," Med.-Char. Trcma, lxvi., 1883, p. 235). The operation has now been performed in about 100 cases, and Dr. Austin Meldon lately read an interesting paper before the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland (November, 1896) in which he relates two successful cases from his own PI'8.Cbi.C8.' Out of the 100 cases only once has the operation proved fatal. An important difference in treatment arises according as the pericardial fluid is found to be serous or purulent. In the former case, simple removal of the fluid once may be all that is required; in the latter case, removal must be followed up by suitable provision for subsequent drainage. Heroes of Medicine. SIR CHARLES BELL. CHARLES BELL, to whom the world owes a discovery which was pronounced by Johannes Muller one of the two grandest ever made in the domain of physiology--the other being that of the circulation of the blood-was born at Fountain Bridge, near Edinburgh, in 1774-. He came of a family the members of which had for nearly three centuries been either merchants or members of the learned professions. His father, who was a clergyman of the Episcopal Church of Scotland, died when he was quite a child, leaving a very slender provision for his family. Charles has left it on record that he received no education...
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  • Paperback | 284 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 513g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236856589
  • 9781236856586