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1827 Excerpt: ... the rectum, from the anus upwards, to the extent
of six or eight inches, was so contracted as to have lost entirely
the appearance of a canal, and looked like an impervious cord. In
this case there was probably some permanent spasmodic affection of
the rectum; and could this have been removed, the patient might
have been saved. It is possible, could the nature of the
obstruction have been distinguished, that a milder piactice would
have been more successful. Opiates might have relaxed the stricture
which resisted cathartics. And it might perhaps have been
worth-while, as glysters were with very great difficulty thrown up,
and never retained, to have introduced a bougie of sufficient size
to dilate the intestine, and to have kept it there till the
tendency to spasm in the muscular fibres had been overcome by thus
keeping them extended. Boston, Dec., 1826. II. Case of Hamatemesis.
Communicated for this Journal by Peleg Clarke, M.D. Profuse
hemorrhages are at all times alarming, and often perplexing,
especially when the seat and cause of them are not obvious.
Haematemesis, I believe, is a disease of infrequent occurrence; at
least I have found it so, --and its pathology seems to be involved
in a good deal of obscurity: the causes usually assigned for it by
writers, are not very satisfactory, as the effect so very rarely
follows their application. The ingenious Dr Darwin describes what
he calls a hemorrhagy of the liver, and I believe this organ is
oftener implicated in this disease, than is generally imagined. But
I shall not attempt to explain the phenomena of this disease, nor
recommend any particular mode of treating it; my only object is to
call the attention of pathologists to its investigation, and I
should think the subject sufficiently interesting for ..
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