The Practitioner's Manual, a Condensed System of General Medical Diagnosis and Treatment

The Practitioner's Manual, a Condensed System of General Medical Diagnosis and Treatment

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...bodily temperature in heat exhaustion. Prognosis.--Recovery is the rule. Treatment differs decidedly from that of heat stroke. While digitalis and strychnine may be given with benefit, as indicated under the latter condition, cold baths are naturally con-traindicated, and in their place heat is to be applied with friction of the body, the application of hot water, warm baths, etc. Stimulants may be administered by the mouth or by injection. Cold cloths may be applied to the head and hot cloths to the feet. Restore the temperature and give alcohol and diffusible stimulants hypodermatically if necessary. (See also "Sunstroke.") Hydatid Disease. The echinococcus or larva of a trenia occurring in the dog tribe may affect the lungs, peritoneum, liver, kidneys, and other tissues of the human body. The first symptom may not arise until after a cyst, resulting from embryo invasion, has attained such a size as to produce signs of pressure. Diagnosis.--Tumors due to this cause are painless, unattended with disturbances of nutrition, and are of habitually slow growth. The employment of an aspirator to draw off the fluid which contains scolices or hooklets confirms the diagnosis. The fluid in which these bodies float, while free from albumin, contains sugar and succinic acid. Rupture of a cyst, or leakage into the tissues at time of aspirating, may cause fever and an urticarial eruption, or may produce dyspnoea and collapse. Differentiation.--A large hydatid of the back starting from the spinal column, which had been looked upon as a sarcoma by several observers, was successfully operated upon recently by my friend, Dr. Samuel Lloyd. Hydatid of the liver gives a circumscribed tumor, which is at times to be distinguished from amyloid degeneration and from...show more

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  • Paperback | 270 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 485g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236663810
  • 9781236663818