The Principles of Treatment and Their Applications in Practical Medicine

The Principles of Treatment and Their Applications in Practical Medicine

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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: the heart----may be increased; whether naturally, by age, pregnancy, etc.; incidentally, by cold, or acute illness for example; deliberately, by occupa-tion; or carelessly or viciously, by the development of bad habits. For the practitioner to increase the force of the heart to meet such difficulties is not a serious task, but it is necessarily a costly and possibly a hazardous one which calls for judgment. O11 the other hand, the driving power of the heart may fail: whether naturally, from age or the functional anzemias of women; or in consequence of disease, disorder or neglect. The nutrition of the wall of the heart mflfli therefore be carefully provided for. In either event, whether mischief begin in the resistance or begin in the myocardium, cardiac symptoms (palpitation, pain, dyspnwfl, faintness) are to be accepted as evidences of insecurity Of "1P6IlSYlti011, and as calling for measures to strengthen the Physiological relation or balance on which alone the circula-tion can be maintained: not as simple calls for direct relief. I1? Will be gathered from these considerations that 'Elli? routine management of chronic 'al'ula.r disease of the heart with compensation consists in great measure in preventing evil or meeting it when it does arise. In other words the mainten-ance of cmPeI1Bi1bion may be regarded with advantage B/5 the prevention of failure of compensation by anticipating or dealing am OUTLINE OF PRACTICE 295 with the causes of failure. We have to reckon with liability to failure from such circumstances as we have just noticed, and from others that occasionally supervene. What these causes of failure are in detail and how they are severally to be met will be discussed in the next section. OUTLINE more

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 381g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236770692
  • 9781236770691