Surgical Clinics of John B. Murphy Volume 2, No. 1

Surgical Clinics of John B. Murphy Volume 2, No. 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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...into the peritoneal cavity. We now know that the ' sunshine' treatment of peritoneal lesions was entirely "moonshine." So in the management of tuberculosis here we have a definite clean-cut plan of procedure, and we are getting better results than we ever did before. We are doing no primary excision of joints or bones in children at all. We believe the present endeavor to bring that method of treatment back into vogue again is wrong and will be abandoned. All one has to do is to analyze the results obtained when this treatment was first employed, and then cease to endeavor to revive this obsolete treatment. The tendency in every tissue in repairing tuberculosis is by selfVol. n--7 limitation of the disease by encapsulation of the focus and healing. It needs every kind of stimulus that we have to produce this result. We put these patients first on tuberculin; then we use the Rontgen ray. Then there are the general feeding and fresh air; immobilization and elimination of contact in the joint. Many of these patients get perfectly well and remain well. That gives you an idea of our plan of treatment in this disease. The skiagram in this case gives us no information at all as to the pathologic condition present. The tuberculin reaction was positive, and there was an active tuberculosis in the internal tuberosity of the tibia with a mixed infection. Let the record show that there was a pocket of mixed infection between the internal tuberosity of the tibia and the internal condyle of the femur. The plaster cast is now applied. It extends away up on the thigh. Under the cast we first placed a Gigli saw for the purpose of cutting the cast before the patient is taken out of the operatingroom. We leave it open in place of closed. If the limb...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123654031X
  • 9781236540317