Annual of the Universal Medical Sciences, Volume 1

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Charles Eucharist de Medicis Sajous
F.A. Davis, 1888 - Medicine

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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.
Page 241 - In the introduction of the hydrocarbons, which are important factors in the production of animal heat, alcohol presents a form of hydrocarbon which is promptly oxidized, and in which absorption can take place without preparation by digestion. (12) Precisely in so far as it is oxidized in the body, alcohol furnishes matter which is consumed in the excessive production of heat in fever, and saves destruction and degeneration of tissue. (13) The introduction of matters consumed in the production of...
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 277 - Laveran found as characteristic elements in the blood of persons suffering with malaria: (1) crescentic pigmeuted bodies; (2) pigmented bodies in the interior of the red corpuscles which underwent changes in form described as amoeboid; (3) a pigmented flagellate organism.
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 231 - Parenchymatous degenerations of muscular tissue and of the solid organs occur, chiefly because the abnormal transformations of these parts, which result in an excess of urea, and which probably, also, contribute to the excess of carbonic acid, are not compensated by the appropriation of nutritive matters from the blood. (c) It is well known that patients with unusual adipose or muscular development are likely to present a more intense pyrexia in fevers than are those whose adipose and muscular development...
Page 240 - Fever, as observed in the so-called essential fevers, may be defined as a condition of excessive production of heat, involving defective nutrition or inanition, an excessive production and discharge of nitrogenized excrementitious matters and carbonic acid, with waste and degeneration of the tissues, and partial or complete suppression of the production and discharge of water. (6) Aside from the influence of complications and accidents, the ataxic symptoms in fevers, the intensity and persistence...
Page 230 - ... being compensated by a corresponding increase in the appropriation of nutritive material. This increased waste of tissue is represented by the excess of carbonic acid and urea excreted. B. The part which the formation of water within the body plays in the production of heat is either suppressed or is greatly diminished in prominence, together with the equalizing action of cutaneous transpiration. This proposition is based upon clinical facts, which show an increased excretion of carbonic acid...
Page 240 - In health, during a period of inanition, the consumption of the tissues in the production of animal heat is in a measure saved by an increased production and excretion of water. 9. In fever, the effects of inanition, manifested by destruction and degeneration of tissues, are intensified by a deficient formation and excretion of water. 10. Alimentation in fever, the object of which is to retard and repair the destruction and degeneration of tissues and organs, is difficult mainly on account of derangements...
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.

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