United States Naval Medical Bulletin Volume 13

United States Naval Medical Bulletin Volume 13

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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. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...which can be introduced into the tissues without pain or inconvenience. For more minute drains strands of linen, silk, cotton, or metal can be prepared as described above. Another way of using paraffin for drainage is to pour or inject the liquid directly into the cavity. The liquid paraffin can be drawn up from the container by a syringe, ladled with a spoon, or allowed to drip from a piece of gauze. When the paraffin is injected with a syringe into a wound having an entrance and exit aperture the most dependent one or both openings may be temporarily closed by a bit of gauze until the paraffin solidifies. Paraffin employed in this way when solidified becomes a " block" of paraffin ramifying through all the sinuosities of the wound. No fear need be entertained lest the paraffin becomes embedded in the tissues. It is expelled little by little as the cavity fills in. This will take place with a rapidity which will surprise anyone employing the method for the first time. Soresi has largely abandoned the use of tubing for drainage except in those cases where the material to be abstracted comes from a considerable depth and where it is undesirable for the intervening tissues to be bathed in it. Tubing coated with paraffin is employed to advantage in draining the gall bladder and biliary ducts. T bandages and many-tailed bandages treated with paraffin are of use in special cases, e. g., drainage of the prevesical space. The paraffin method can also be profitably employed to drain cavities which at the same time require to be packed. With a piece of paraffined gauze of suitable width line the walls of the cavity somewhat as a paper hanger puts on the wall paper. Then use ordinary gauze for packing. When there is occasion to remove the...
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  • Paperback | 490 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 866g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236986407
  • 9781236986405