Annual of the Universal Medical Sciences and Analytical Index: A Yearly Report of the Progress of the General Sanitary Sciences Throughout the World. [1888-1896.] ...

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F.A. Davis Company, 1888 - Medicine

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Page 306 - ... those of nervous temperament. I need scarcely observe that for obvious reasons the diagnosis of gastralgia is one which should neither be lightly made nor negligently maintained. But pain arising in the stomach when the organ is empty and relieved by the ingestion of food is almost diagnostic, as the late Dr. Wilson Fox taught, of its nervous nature and origin. With due regard to the causal concomitants and antecedents of gastralgia, arsenic cures the disease.
Page 161 - At the end of nine days' treatment the convulsions had completely disappeared, and the patient was able to open her mouth. CHOREA. The most conspicuous and comprehensive paper on this subject in current medical literature is the Report of the Collective Investigation Committee of the British Medical Association," which has been prepared by Dr.
Page iii - SCIENCES is to collate the progressive features of medical literature at large, and clinical data from countries in which no literature exists, and to present the whole once a year in a continued form, prepared by writers of known ability. As such it is expected to become a helpmate to the practitioner in his efforts to relieve suffering, and to assist the investigator by correlating facts, thus enabling him to better compare.
Page 231 - An essential fever is an excessive production of heat in the body, induced by a special morbific agent or agents, and due to excessive oxidation, with destruction of the tissues of the body, and either a suppression or a considerable diminution in the production of water.
Page 500 - To make the test add five drops of this solution to one drachm of liquor potassse in a test tube. Boil a few minutes to test the purity of the fluid. Should it remain clear, then add a few drops of urine. If glucose be present in quantity there is at once thrown down a red precipitate, just as in the ordinary Fehling test. To detect minute amounts of sugar, not shown by the above procedure, after making the test as above, add half a drachm of urine; boil and set aside.
Page 281 - This is an important consideration where hundreds of cases of malarial diseases have to be treated annually. (2) The dose given is very much smaller. (3) It does not produce the unpleasant effects that quinine does, — headache, deafness, tinnitus, etc. ; nor does it disorder the digestion or cause nausea, as quinine is apt to do, in the doses in which it has sometimes to be given.
Page xi - Revised and Edited by Louis Starr, MD, Clinical Professor of Diseases of Children in the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; Physician to the Children's Hospital, Philadelphia.
Page 407 - See's theory of chlorosis, that the cause of the disease is to be found in the rapid increase of all the tissues that takes place at the onset of puberty.
Page 277 - ... of the red corpuscles which underwent changes in form described as amoeboid; (3) a pigmented flagellate organism. These forms he regarded as phases in the development of an infusorial organism which he considered to be the germ of the disease.
Page 305 - That it is better not to cat most albuminoid food-stuffs at the same time as infused beverages are taken ; for it has been shown that their digestion will in most cases be retarded, though there are possibly exceptions. Absorption may be rendered more rapid, but there is a loss of nutritive substance. On the other hand, the digestion of starchy food appears to be assisted by tea and coffee and gluten. The albuminoid of flour has been seen to be the principle least retarded in digestion by tea, and...

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