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Dunglison's American Medical Library Volume 1 (Paperback) Loot Price: R831
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Dunglison's American Medical Library Volume 1 (Paperback): Robley Dunglison
Dunglison's American Medical Library Volume 1 (Paperback): Robley Dunglison

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Dunglison's American Medical Library Volume 1 (Paperback)

Robley Dunglison

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1837 Excerpt: ...sixty drops of laudanum; this produced, in a very short time, symptoms of decided narcotism, from which the patient never recovered; in fact, he died with every appearance of being poisoned by opium. There is another fact with respect to this disease which I would have you to bear in mind, that, under certain circumstances, inflammation of the small intestine will produce a remarkable tolerance of opium. This applies not only to the advanced stage of enteritis, but also to many other forms of disease. Some time since I made a series of clinical experiments with the view of ascertaining the power which opium possesses in relieving inflammation, and the result has been, that in many cases where the powers of life are so low that we cannot have recourse to the lancet, or any kind of depletory measures, opium alone furnishes us with a powerful means of subduing inflammatory action. When we come to treat of peritonitis, I shall have occasion to speak of the good effects of very large doses of opium, particularly in that form of disease which results from intestinal perforation. My first trials of this remedy were in affections of serous membranes, and to this I was led by some interesting clinical experiments made by Ur. Graves. I next tried it in diseases of mucous membranes. where antiphlogistics were inadmissible, and here, as in the former cases, I had many proofs of its great efficacy. I shall state the particulars of a very remarkable case. A young gentleman, a pupil of mine, and a member of the class at Park street, of an irritable habit, was attacked with intense inflammation of the mucous membrane of the intestines. He had a high degree of fever, and his thirst was so insatiable that for two days he never ceased calling for drink. His pulse was weak but...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Robley Dunglison
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 338
ISBN-13: 978-1-235-23900-7
Barcode: 9781235239007
Categories: Promotions
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LSN: 1-235-23900-4

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