The Practitioner Volume 67

The Practitioner Volume 67

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...he left the hospital four weeks later. Some striking results of saline injections have occurred in our experience; but in no case has'a permanent effect been produced, not even one as striking as that of Oliver.----Alfred Stengel and D. L. Esdall, "General Medicine," "American Yearbook of Medicine and Surgery, 1900." TREATMENT or ASTHMA.---S. Talrna (" Berlin. klin. Woeh.," December 26, I898) believes that it is often possible for asthmatic patients to exercise a certain degree of voluntary control of the attacks by controlling the size of the air-passages. By placing one hand upon the chest and the other upon the abdomen, and pressing first with one hand, then with the other, he tries to teach the patient the proper rhythm, instructing him at the same time to breathe deeply. A. MacGregor-(" New York Lancet," April, 1899) reports a number of cases of asthma, due to various causes, that were much improved by the use of paraldehyde. M. Mackie (" Lancet," March 18, 1899) has had good results from the use of the same drug. C. v. Noorden ("Therap. Monatsh.," Heft I0, 1898) recommends atropine in the treatment of bronchial asthma, giving first a daily amount of T;.; gr., and increasing this to 1'; gr. in the day, and then gradually diminishing the dose. The treatment should be repeated every few months, though giving less of the drug in each course of treatment and using it over a shorter period. Frese (" Munch. Med. Voch.," Dec. 14, 1898) has used iodipin, a compound of iodine and fat in doses of two or three teaspoonfuls daily, with good results in asthma, emphysema, and bronchitis. It did not disturb_the stomach, and caused no toxic symptoms. H. more

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  • Paperback | 274 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 123694576X
  • 9781236945761