The London Lancet, Volume 2

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Burgess, Stringer & Company, 1859 - Medicine

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Page 99 - There is many a slip between the cup and the lip, and before the spring much may be changed.
Page 398 - I perceived plainly that my presence damped the gaiety of the guests, which is not to be wondered at, when it is considered that I am a bugbear to the enemies of the country.
Page 84 - The leg, after my operation, appears an inch and a half (sometimes even more) longer than in the three other operations (Syme, Baudens, Roux), because the remnant of the os calcis left in the flap, as it unites with the inferior extremities of the tibia and fibula, lengthens them by an inch and a half, and 5. Serves the patient as the point of support.
Page 338 - the race of life has become intense ; the runners are treading upon each other's heels ; woe be to him who stops to tie his shoestrings...
Page 222 - June, the author, after some general remarks on the properties of ozone, describes the results obtained from its administration in association with oils ; the oils being ozonized by exposure for a considerable time to the direct rays of the sun, after previous saturation with oxygen gas, according to the process adopted by Mr. Dugald Campbell. The cases of fourteen consumptive patients to whom the ozonized oils were given are detailed ; and the principal facts noted are also appended in a tabular...
Page 221 - ... is then brought through the opening thus made. A strong piece of silk thread is passed into the eye of the probe and drawn through the two openings, and the drainage-tube...
Page 296 - Like malignant cholera, dysentery, yellow fever, and others that might be named, this is one of the great group of diseases which infect the ground. Hence the quasi-miasmatic character attaching to them all, which has misled so many observers as to their true mode of spreading.
Page 123 - In illustration, the author cited the increase in the loss of weight in the prisoners at Wakefield when tea was added to their food. The action of tea has been hitherto misunderstood, but the sagacious observation of Liebig as to its analogy with the active principle of the bile was much commended. He (Dr. Smith) recommended its use instead of spirituous liquors by soldiers on march, or otherwise exposed for a lengthened period to great heat ; since, by its powerful influence in increasing respiration...
Page 356 - ... unless he decline doing so, write the prescription for the medicines agreed upon, and shall sign the initials of the physician or physicians called in consultation, he placing his own initials the last. If any difference of opinion should arise, the greatest moderation and forbearance shall be observed, and the fact of such difference of opinion shall be communicated to the patient or attendants by the physician who was first in attendance, in order that it may distress the patient and his friends...
Page 221 - A puncture with a trocar, or a simple incision, may be made into the cavity of the chest at the usual place, between the fifth and sixth or sixth and seventh ribs, or indeed in any convenient situation. A firm, long, iron probe, somewhat bent, is then passed through the opening and directed towards the lower and back part of the cavity—the lower the better.

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