The Medical Age, Volume 15

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.E. G. Swift, 1897 - Medicine
 

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Page 129 - For certainly it is excellent discipline for an author to feel that he must say all he has to say in the fewest possible words, or his reader is sure to skip them •, and in the plainest possible words, or his reader will certainly misunderstand them. Generally, also, a downright fact may be told in a plain way ; and we want downright facts at present more than anything else.
Page 367 - Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, As, to be hated, needs but to be seen; Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face, We first endure, then pity, then embrace.
Page 496 - Fillet of a fenny snake, In the cauldron boil and bake; Eye of newt and toe of frog, Wool of bat and tongue of dog...
Page 184 - Two lives are at stake, and by addressing ourselves assiduously to speedy delivery of the foetus we contribute in the largest manner to the conservation of both. Rapid dilatation, first with steel dilators, if need be, then with manual stretching of the os and cervix, followed by the forceps, is the nearest approach to idealism. Only rarely can the deep incision of Duhrssen be required.
Page 114 - I would not have your Majesty's two legs for your three kingdoms"— which freedom lost the king's favour, and no intercession could ever recover it.
Page 252 - While in this state of strong excitement, the mother took up her child from the cradle, where it lay playing, and in the most perfect health, never having had a moment's illness ; she gave it the breast, and in so doing sealed its fate. In a few minutes the infant left off sucking, became restless, panted, and sank dead upon its mother's bosom.
Page 184 - One of the surest ways to control progressive toxemia is to place the woman upon an exclusive milk diet. This will also serve to flush the kidneys and thus favor elimination. Distilled water is one of the best diuretics.; it increases activity and supplies material — two important elements. In the pre-eclamptic state, when there is a full pulse with tendency to cyanosis, one good full bleeding may be permissible, but its repetition should be regarded with suspicion. If there is high arterial tension...
Page 443 - I can testify to the great benefit derived from the drug administered in this manner in dysmenorrhcea not of a membranous, obstructive, or neuralgic character. One of the most distressing symptoms from which many women suffer at the menopause is flatulence, and a sensation of fluttering or palpitation at the pit of the stomach, an effectual remedy against which is the extract of calabar bean in one-fiftieth grain doses, repeated every half-hour for six or eight doses.
Page 122 - Why do doctors so often make mistakes ? Because they are not sufficiently individual in their diagnoses or their treatment. They class a sick man under some given department of their nosology, whereas every invalid is really a special case, a unique example. How is it possible that so coarse a method of sifting should produce judicious therapeutics...
Page 494 - The court is of opinion that any person who, for compensation, professes to apply any science which relates to the prevention, cure or alleviation of the diseases of the human body, is practicing medicine within the meaning of the statute...

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