Univ. of Pennsylvania Medical Bulletin Volume 1

Univ. of Pennsylvania Medical Bulletin Volume 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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...of this kind would be admissible unless the parts had previously been rendered sterile. The cure of these ulcers is often a more simple matter than a prevention of their recurrence. This must be guarded against by strict cleanliness and stimulant applications. In case the tendency to recur is inveterate, protection and immunity may be secured by the application of a plaster cast. The medical treatment of leg ulcers must be conducted upon general principles; opium, however, seems to exert a specific effect, especially upon the destructive and sloughing forms of ulceration. In general it may be said that the most important single method of treatment is pressure, and that a surgeon's success in these cases is in direct proportion to his skill in applying this pressure. NOTES ON THE THERAPEUTICS OF SYPHILIS. By Thomas R. Neilson, M.D., Surgeon to the Episcopal Hospital; Instructor in Genito-Urinary Diseases, University of Pennsylvania. The behavior of syphilis, under a well-directed and faithfully pursued plan of treatment, is, in the majority of instances, and in the main, quite satisfactory. The weight of evidence is in favor of the employment of that drug--mercury--which has long been recognized as a potent enemy of the disease, given over a long period of time, and in doses which are incapable of producing toxic effects. The so-called "tonic method" of Prof. Keyes, of New York, based upon sound reasoning, and supported by the evidence of experience, has justly received wide acceptation. It is too well known to require explanation here. As to the choice of a preparation of mercury, there is some difference of opinion among syphilographers, one preferring the blue pill, another the bichloride, and others the protiodide, and so on. The...
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  • Paperback | 388 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 689g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236500512
  • 9781236500519