Maryland Medical Journal, Volume 17

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Medical Journal Company, 1887 - Medicine
Vols. for include the Proceedings of the Medical and chirurgical faculty of Maryland.

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Page 336 - Consider what you have in the smallest chosen library. A company of the wisest and wittiest men that could be picked out of all civil countries in a thousand years have set in best order the results of their learning and wisdom.
Page 178 - The special committee reported the following resolutions, which were unanimously adopted : Resolved, That in the death of...
Page 385 - Considering that the progress of civilization should have the effect of alleviating as much as possible the calamities of war : That the only legitimate object which States should endeavour to accomplish during war is to weaken the military forces of the enemy; That for this purpose it is sufficient to disable the greatest possible number of men ; That this object would be exceeded by the employment of arms which uselessly aggravate the sufferings of disabled...
Page 374 - ... increases the intensity of the pyrexia. (14) As the oxidation of alcohol necessarily involves the formation of water and limits the destruction of tissue, its action in fever tends to restore the normal processes of heat-production, in which the formation of water plays an important part. (15) The great objects in the treatment of fever itself are to limit and reduce the pyrexia by direct and indirect means ; to limit and repair destruction and degeneration of tissues and organs by alimentation;...
Page 367 - I feel that the country should be congratulated today upon the presence at our capital of so many of our own citizens and those representing foreign countries who have distinguished themselves in the science of medicine and are devoted to its further progress. My duty in this connection is a very pleasant and a very brief one. It is simply to declare that the Ninth International -Medical Congress is now open for organization and for the transaction of business.
Page 374 - ... and organs, is difficult mainly on account of derangements of the digestive organs; and this difficulty is to be met by the administration of articles of food easily digested or of articles in which the processes of digestion have been begun or are partly accomplished.
Page 377 - The formation of a fistulous communication between the bowel above and below the seat of obstruction should take the place of resection and circular enterorrhaphy in all cases where it is impossible or impracticable to remove the cause of obstruction, or where the pathological conditions which have given rise to the obstruction do not constitute an intrinsic source of danger.
Page 289 - ... cyst. When a cyst holds from twenty to fifty pints of fluid, it would probably be better to inject eight, ten, or twelve ounces of the solution, so that the whole of the lining membrane may be acted on, and then to remove the greater portion of the solution. These were the rules Mr. Wells laid down in a paper read at the last Annual Meeting of the British Medical Association. He said that the injection of iodine may be practised after tapping in cases when a cyst is single, or when one cyst is...
Page 110 - In 1886, appropriate sanitary measures saved the lives of 298 persons who would have died of diphtheria, if such measures had not been enforced. In England and Wales, the average annual saving of life due to sanitary measures has amounted in the five years ending 1885, to 62,000.
Page 99 - The hemorrhage persists because the clot, which forms at the rupture in the bloodvessel, is displaced by the air being drawn forcibly through the cavity in the attempt of the patient to clear the nostrils. If this air is prevented from passing through the cavity, the clot consolidates in position, and the hemorrhage is checked.

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