Surgical Handicraft

Surgical Handicraft

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... meninges, kidneys, etc. This danger past, the patient may still have to go through an exhaustive process of suppuration. The periods of greatest risk to life in these cases are, first, Times of during the few hours immediately succeeding the injury, when it yest"8 may be doubtful if the patient will ever rally from the primary shock; and after that, during the period of internal congestion or inflammation, which rarely extends beyond the first fortnight; during this time a low form of pneumonia, ulceration of the intestines (especially of the duodenum), peritonitis, or cerebral meningitis with serous effusion, thrombosis, or haemorrhage into the substance of the brain, or beneath the arachnoid, may, any of them, take place. It is in this stage, too, that intus-susception of a portion of the small intestine is said to be liable to take place. Treatment The best treatment and dressing for severe superficial burns in of theseTuniH. e rst nstance wil l generally depend on the resources which are nearest to hand, for it is necessary that the air should be Theimmediate excluded from the burn as quickly as possible, and that it should emg' be covered with some light non-conducting material. Fatal damage may be done in a few moments by exposing a badly burnt chest or abdomen to the air before anything is ready to cover it, but oil, or flour, or powdered whitening, or cotton wool are materials which are in such common use, that any one of them can be readily applied in an emergency. The clothes must, therefore, be cut away from the burnt surface with the utmost care, so as not to further damage the tissues beneath, and over, and around the wound, flour or whitening should immediately be thickly dredged, or olive oil freely poured, and then...
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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 354g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236571738
  • 9781236571731