Southern Medical and Surgical Journal Volume 1

Southern Medical and Surgical Journal 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. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...will succeed. Diet increased. The patient up, dressed, and moving about the room for the past day or two. 6th. Started home (a distance of 300 miles, ) by easy stages, in his carriage. The following letter, addressed to me by Dr. Johnson, two months and a half after the operation, will give the result: " Foht Gaines, 14th March, 1845. "Dear Doctor, --I have purposely postponed writing to you in reference to the case of my friend, Barnet Cody, Esq., on whom you operated for Hydrocele, in order to ascertain whether the operation has been successful in effecting a permanent cure. I saw Mr. C. on last Tuesday, and made inquiries concerning the result of the operation. He informed me that his affection first made its appearance about five years ago. The tumour for the first two or three years enlarged gradually, but for the past two it increased rapidly, reaching nearly to the knees, and being so bulky and unwieldy as to incommode him in walking or sitting; and the deformity occasioned by its presence caused him to shun society and confine himself to his house. The swelling upwards towards the abdominal ring, along the course of the spermatic cord, commenced only a few months before he consulted me, and was very rapid. You know the shape, form, dimensions, &c., of the tumour, when he presented himself to you in December last, the amount of serous fluid evacuated, the treatment pursued, &c., up to the time of his leaving Augusta. Upon his return home, Mr. C. was under the fearful apprehension that the operation had been unsuccessful, but he is now thoroughly convinced that it has succeeded in effecting a radical cure. You wrote me that one of the testicles was enlarged to about twice the usual shse; that enlargement continues, and I suppoBe will more

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  • Paperback | 328 pages
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 9781236660619