A System of Clinical Medicine; Dealing with the Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Treatment of Disease for Students and Practitioners

A System of Clinical Medicine; Dealing with the Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Treatment of Disease for Students and Practitioners

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ... Gaasumn KIDNEY ARE PREDISPOSED TO THE Tyrnom STATE. Diagiwsie of the Cause.--The clinical investigation should be conducted on the same lines as in cases of pyrexia. Is it due to local or generalised inflammation? First, every organ in the body should be thoroughly examined so as to exclude local disorders. Secondly, we proceed to the diagnosis of the general fevers from one another, and, if possible, obtain a series of temperature records. In cases where the cause of the typhoid condition is obscure, scpticaemia, especially with endocardial involvement, should always be suspected, and its origin carefully sought.'. Prognosis.---The typhoid state, like delirium, has a less serious import 1 While I was Medical Superintendent at the Paddington Infirmary a young woman was brought in with all the symptoms of the typhoid states The subsequent course of the temperature and the occurrence of sweating and rigors declared the disease lo be septwmmia, which was traced to a pelvic origin. She died, and the case was brought home to:1 professional abortionist, who was sentenced to penal servitude. in diseases such as enteric fever, in which it is frequently met with. But it is always a grave condition, and indicates profound cerebral depression. Occurring in the course of scarlatina, erysipelas, or measles, it often indicates pulmonary or cardiac complication, and is proportionately serious. As regards symptoms, the profundity of the stupor is a measure of the intensity of the microbie toxaernia, and dysphagia, stertor, or convulsions are generally lethal signs. The Treatment of a condition such as this arising in the course of so many diseases must necessarily vary, and our first duty is to ascertain what disease is in operation. It is, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 536 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 27mm | 948g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236792025
  • 9781236792020