Southern Medical and Surgical Journal, 1855, Vol. 11 (Classic Reprint)

Southern Medical and Surgical Journal, 1855, Vol. 11 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Southern Medical and Surgical Journal, 1855, Vol. 11 It is for the relief of the more violent and exhausting pains of the second stage, that Chloroform is more particularly appropriate and requisite. The benefit derived is not simply from its diminish ing the patients suffering, but inasmuch as pain itself exhausts the energies of the nervous system; in the same proportion as this remedy lessens pain, it also saves strength. Chloroform, unless when carried very far, does not diminish the force of the contrae tions of the uterus or abdominal muscles - it is altogether by obtunding sensibility, that it thus saves strength and prevents or lessens the nervous shock attendant on labor; hence it is, that those who take Chloroform, generally have a much more rapid and favorable convalescence, than those who are allowed to pass without relief or mitigation through a violent and protracted la bor. It is true, some very eminent obstetricians have bbjected to the use of this great remedy, but we think that a careful analysis of their Objections, will satisfy us of the fallacy of their reasoning. Professor Meigs, objects to Chloroform in Midwifery lst. Because he regards the pain in parturition as physiological, and thinks it ought not to.be suppressed; and 2d. Because in the employment of instruments, he considers it necessary to know how much the patient suffers, to avoid doing harm. 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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  • United States
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  • 9780243106899