The Retrospect of Medicine, Vol. 85

The Retrospect of Medicine, Vol. 85 : Being a Half-Yearly Journal Containing a Retrospective View of Every Discovery and Practical Improvement in the Medical Sciences; January-June, 1882 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Retrospect of Medicine, Vol. 85: Being a Half-Yearly Journal Containing a Retrospective View of Every Discovery and Practical Improvement in the Medical Sciences; January-June, 1882 External aneurism.-compression by the Elastic Ban dage. In 1875 stafi-surgeon Walter Reid, r.n., Operated on a case Of necrosis Of the femur, and during the whole period Of the Operation, which was protracted to over an hour, the limb was kept quite anaemic by means Of Esmarch's elastic tourni quet. Having a case Of popliteal aneurism in the hospital at the time, it occurred to Dr. Reid that this same tourniquet would be a ready and safe means Of keeping the sac full Of stagnant blood for a time sufficient for its coagulation. Accordingly, next day, at e.m., he bandaged the limb with the elastic roller, from the toes upwards to the junction Of the middle with the lower third Of the thigh. It was applied lightly over the aneurism, so as not to compress it. The elastic tubing was then wound round the limb over the highest turn Of the bandage, which was now removed. The entire circulation below the tubing was found to be arrested; The limb had assumed a death-like pallor, and gradually lost temperature. The aneurism was Of its usual size, and pulse less. After fifty minutes, the patient complaining Of severe pain above the seat Of constriction, a Carte's compressor was adjusted to the main trunk at the pelvic brim, and the elastic tubing removed. The aneurism was now found to be pulsexxviii synopsis. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 444 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 23mm | 590g
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  • United States
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  • 0243078153
  • 9780243078158