Baltimore Monthly Journal of Medicine and Surgery, Volume 1

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Nathan Ryno Smith
1830-1831, 1830 - Medicine

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Page 300 - UNHAPPY White * ! while life was in its spring, And thy young Muse just waved her joyous wing, The spoiler came ; and all thy promise fair Has sought the grave, to sleep for ever there. Oh ! what a noble heart was here undone, When science...
Page 413 - Twas thine own genius gave the final blow, And helped to plant the wound that laid thee low : So the struck eagle, stretched upon the plain, No more through rolling clouds to soar again, Viewed his own feather on the fatal dart, And winged the shaft that quivered in his heart ; Keen were his pangs, but keener far to feel He nursed the pinion which impelled the steel ; While the same plumage that had warmed his nest Drank the last life-drop of his bleeding breast.
Page 213 - ... exposed to debilitating causes. The physician finds the child lying on its nurse's lap, unable or unwilling to raise its head, half asleep, one moment opening its eyes, and the next closing them again with a remarkable expression of languor. The tongue is slightly white, the skin is not hot, at times the nurse remarks that it is colder than natural ; in some cases there is at times a slight and transient flush : the bowels I have always seen already disturbed by purgatives, so that I can scarcely...
Page 216 - ... greatly increased by any exertion. I have seen this state treated in various ways, by small opiates, gentle aperients, and unstimulating nourishment, with no relief. I have seen blood taken away from the head, and it has afforded relief for a few hours, but then the head-ache, throbbing...
Page 216 - ... noises have returned worse than ever : the truth is, that this is the acute state of what in a minor degree and in a more chronic form occurs in chlorosis, by which I mean pale-faced amenorrhcea, whether at puberty or in after-life.
Page 239 - She was greatly emaciated, had a very quick and feeble pulse, a shining red tongue, and constant watchfulness. She suffered from constant and irrepressible diarrhoea, and for many successive days vomited both food and medicine: the catamenia were absent. The...
Page 213 - ... describing is marked by heaviness of the head and drowsiness, without any signs of pain, great languor, and a total absence of all active febrile symptoms. The cases which I have seen have been invariably attributed to congestion of the brain, and the remedies employed have been leeches and cold lotions to the head, and purgatives, especially calomel. Under this treatment they have gradually become worse, the languor has increased, the deficiency of heat has become greater and more permanent,...
Page 284 - ... others it was a pultaceous dull yellow mass, made up apparently of pus and lymph blended together. The exterior of the firmer portions were separated into layers, which gradually disappeared as they approached the centre. The mouths of all the veins emptying themselves into the cava were sealed up, the emulgents excepted, the coagulum, near the entrance of these vessels, hanging loosely within the cava. "'Left common iliac and its branches.
Page 214 - ... as to induce those who prescribed this treatment to believe confidently that she would recover, and she clearly regained her sight, for if a watch was held up to her she would follow it with her eyes. She lived longer than I expected ; a full week, and then died with the symptoms of exhaustion, not with those of oppressed brain. The head was opened by a surgeon accustomed to anatomical examinations, and nothing was found but a little more serum than is usual in the ventricles.
Page 417 - A Practical Treatise on Diabetes: with Observations on the Tabes Diuretica, or Urinary Consumption, especially as it occurs in Children; and on Urinary Fluxes in general. With an Appendix of Dissections and Cases, illustrative of a successful Mode of Treatment ; and a Postscript of Practical Directions for examining the Urine in these Diseases.

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