The Sanitarian Volume 3

The Sanitarian Volume 3

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...(in the evening of Jan. 8), while the pulse at none of my visits ran above 108, its general range being from 85 to 96; the intestinal symptoms were never ominous, scarcely any tympanites, and not much abdominal tenderness, and the diarrhoea moderate in amount and frequency, save on the fourteenth day, when its increase led me to prescribe a few small doses of turpentine. There was no nocturnal delirium, nor diurnal stupor. The urine was passed in reasonable quantity, and of high specific gravity. The tongue remained white and moist, with the exception of the nineteenth day, when a browning of its fur was satisfactorily met by a temporary administration of brandy in the form of milk-punch. The treatment, beyond the watchful employment of digitalis to steady the impaired heart, consisted chiefly of milk diet, supplemented later by beef-tea, with ventilation and scrupulous attention to cleanliness. The patient had as careful nursing as if she had been a duchess, and all my instructions were carried out to the letter. Here there was apparently every reason to anticipate a favorable issue. Our older writers apportioned the danger of typhoid to the frequency of the pulse; more modern experience bases prognosis largely upon the thermometric record. These, with the other phenomena, seemed to promise well. The history of the last few days, however, tells a different tale. Jan. 25.--Temp., M., 98'2t, E. 101; pulse, M., 89, E. 100. The tongue, for the first time, was brown and dry this morning. Cough, which had for some time past been trifling, was again more annoying. Respiration rapid and shallow, with posterior thoracic dulness. Patient restless, complaining of great weakness, and convinced that she is going to die. (In her despondency last evening she...
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  • Paperback | 238 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 431g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236489772
  • 9781236489777