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An Essay on the Nature and Treatment of Apoplexy, Tr. by E. Copeman (Paperback) Loot Price: R251
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An Essay on the Nature and Treatment of Apoplexy, Tr. by E. Copeman (Paperback): Jean-Antoine Gay
An Essay on the Nature and Treatment of Apoplexy, Tr. by E. Copeman (Paperback): Jean-Antoine Gay

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Jean-Antoine Gay

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: APPENDIX. PAPER ON THE TREATMENT CERTAIN DISEASES OF THE BRAIN; PUBLISHED IN "THE LONDON MEDICAL GAZETTE," December 25, 1840. By E. COPEMAN, Esq., M.R.C.S. There appears to have been of late a considerable though gradual change in the views of some eminent members of our profession, respecting the pathology aud treatment of certain disorders of the brain and nervous system. The subject, it cannot be denied, is one of the greatest importance that can occupy the attention of the medical world; and it seems desirable to place upon record any facts that may tend to elucidate the real nature, and proper treatment, of maladies so frequently terminating in death- For a long time it has been held that apoplectic and paralytic seizures are caused by pressure upon the brain or spinal marrow, or by organic and incurable disease of those nervous centres; and this doctrine of congestion, and pressure from loaded vessels, or consequent serous effusions, has led to the almost indiscriminate practice of free blood-letting, as the most likely means of saving the patient. In my own limited experience I have several times observed that bleeding in apoplectic and paralytic attacks has been followed by very unsatisfactory results; and the excellent remarks published by Drs. Holland, Griffin, and others, have convinced me that it is safe and right to employ other means of relief, and better not to rely upon the indiscriminate use of the lancet. The following cases are offered under the idea that they may, in some slight degree, confirm this opinion, and contribute towards throwing light upon this very imperfectly understood branch of the science of medicine. CASE I. APOPLEXY OCCUEBING THEEE TIMES IN THE SAME INDIVIDUAL. On the morning of the 18th of January, 1839, I was...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Jean-Antoine Gay
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 24
ISBN-13: 978-1-4588-1086-1
Barcode: 9781458810861
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-4588-1086-0

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