Pulse-Gauging; A Clinical Study of Radial Measurement and Pulse-Pressure

Pulse-Gauging; A Clinical Study of Radial Measurement and Pulse-Pressure

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ... I am persuaded, that when properly administered, it will effect a real cure; and that in the syphilitic it follows the lines of a true tonic, enlarging the arteries and increasing the number of red corpuscles, thereby raising oxidation and improving nutrition generally. I cannot say as yet what is the general effect of the iodides on the syphilitic artery; for my opportunities of observation with them have not been sufficiently numerous to enable me to draw a reliable conclusion. (c) When the maximum calibre is habitually present in recumbency--as in anaemia and various forms of debility--I have found it most instructive to trace with the arteriometer the progress of restoration; the radial calibre increasing until its maximum development was attained in the sitting posture, while it correspondingly diminished in recumbency. The great value of recumbent rest in the treatment of such cases was thus forcibly demonstrated; though, as a rule, the rest prescribed was not absolute, and was only such as alternated with exercise, which was not unduly restricted. The amount of benefit achieved by this simple means, suggested by the physiological truth brought to light by the arteriometer, seemed to me to be far greater than that sometimes derived from a long course of tonic medication. A few examples are quoted from my notes on subsequent pages (pp. 136-8). Among the cases of this type the arteriometer has not unfrequently afforded data that suggested the right line of treatment to be adopted, when the ordinary clinical indications seemed inconclusive. A good example of this kind I lately observed in a gentleman aged 30, suffering from great drowsiness; he would fall asleep at his desk, and had a great difficulty in keeping himself awake while going...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236629051
  • 9781236629050