The San Francisco Western Lancet. a Journal of Practical Medicine and Surgery Volume 1

The San Francisco Western Lancet. a Journal of Practical Medicine and Surgery Volume 1

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...of Sub-acute Meningitis of the Membranes of the Brain and Spinal Cord, connected with Ischcemic Papilla; diagnosed by the ophthalmoscope, and verified by post-mortem examination. Reported from the Hospital Clinic, by Wm. F. Smith, M.D. Patrick Henley, ad. 45, laborer, admitted to the City and County Hospital, May 1st, 1872, suffering with iritis of the left eye, from specific disease. Under the usual anti-syphilitic treatment, combined with local treatment of the eye, he recovered completely from the pain, adhesions and dimness of vision from which he had suffered for six weeks previously. All traces of the iritis had disappeared five weeks after admission. The nutrition however, was poor, and he continued to be considerably emaciated; the appetite was bad; the bowels quite irregular; the pulse full and strong, and the temperature of the skin normal. June the 4th, partial paralysis of the seventh and fifth pairs of nerves was noticed on the right side of the face, by the loss of expression on this half of the countenance, and an inability of completely closing the right eye. The saliva could not be retained, and was continualty dripping from the right corner of the mouth. There was also difficulty of hearing, and the patient complained of constant tinnitus aurium on the right side. He also suffered great pain around the base of the skull, but no particularly sensitive points on the surface of the cranium could be detected. On June 6th, patient complained of dimness of the vision of the right eye, and on making an examination with the ophthalmoscope, some congestion of the retinal veins and veins of the papilla could be distinctly seen; the outlines of the papilla were quite distinct, and it was thought to be merely a hyperaemic condition of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 381g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236676580
  • 9781236676580