A Manual of Medical Treatment: Or, Clinical Therapeutics, Volume 2

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Page 289 - ... distance above. The interruptions should be made by an electrode held in the hand and provided with a finger-key, and each muscle should be treated for about three minutes daily, fifty to sixty interruptions being made per minute by the finger. The strength used should be the least which will secure contraction in the muscle. When interruptions of the current do not produce a prompt response alternation of the current may be employed by reversing the current rapidly by means of the pole-changer...
Page 79 - ... abundance of albuminous materials in their food, and where, therefore, the bile salts are in sufficient quantity, there is little tendency to the deposition of cholesterin ; whereas when little albuminous food is taken, and the bile salts are presumably insufficient to hold the cholesterin in suspension, gall-stones form."* The female sex predisposes to attacks of gallstones, and statistics show that nearly four and a half times as many women as men suffer from this affection. This may be due,...
Page 18 - Annual Report of the Henry Phipps Institute for the Study, Treatment and Prevention of Tuberculosis.
Page 479 - From these considerations it may be inferred that in the normal state uric acid is primarily taken up in the system as a...
Page 525 - ... best given in the form of gruel, every two hours; 200 to 300 grammes of butter and often about 100 grammes of vegetable proteid, or a few eggs, may be taken in addition. Otherwise, nothing else is allowed, except black coffee or tea, lemon juice, good old wine or a little brandy or whiskey.
Page 479 - ... detention or any accumulation of it in the blood. But in the gouty state this tranquil process is interrupted, either from defective action of the kidneys, or from excessive introduction of urates into the circulation, and the quadri-urate lingers unduly in the blood, and accumulates therein. The detained quadri-urate, circulating in a medium which is rich in sodium carbonate, gradually takes up an additional atom of base, and is thereby transformed into bi-urate.
Page 7 - ... better tolerated in this form than in any other. Bouchard has pushed the dose of creasote to 40 minims (mixed with cod-liver oil) daily for several consecutive days. It is best to begin with a small dose, and increase it gradually. We have found the following a useful formula for those who do not object greatly to the taste of the drug: — H?
Page 21 - we have no single drug of equal utility in the chronic forms of phthisis," but it is useless in cases with " much hectic and rapid degeneration of the pulmonary tissues." We have not ourselves observed any such brilliant results from arsenic, but it is always worth a trial, especially in chronic cases with accompanying bronchial catarrh. We have not found it of any great value in the more acute forms, nor in those in which there is a very decided hereditary predisposition, nor in others with a tendency...
Page 511 - diabetes is not an entity, but a clinical label attached to a number of different conditions, with probably varied origins, different morbid anatomy, and liable to follow different courses...
Page 500 - A gouty man, tormented with symptoms of irregular gout, is relieved by a regular arthritic attack this arises from the complete, or approximately complete, precipitation of the urates floating in his blood and lymph into the structures of the joints. The urates arc thereby almost as effectually removed from the vital fluids as if they were eliminated by the kidneys

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