The Western Journal of Medicine and Surgery, Volume 4

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Page 66 - ... that he died, on the morning of the 12th of February. Shortly before his death, Sir Astley Cooper expressed a wish that the appearances which should be presented on the inspection of his body might be recorded in the Guy's Hospital Reports. He had particularly alluded to four points, the investigation of which he thought desirable; — a cured oblique inguinal hernia; a cured umbilical hernia; some suspected indications of phthisis in his youth; and an inability to sleep whilst lying on his left...
Page 50 - Hunter immediately ceased speaking, retired from the table, and struggling to suppress the tumult of his passion, hurried into the adjoining room, which he had scarcely reached when, with a deep groan, he fell lifeless into the arms of Dr. Robertson, one of the physicians of the hospital, who chanced to be present.
Page 47 - ... and, while Anel's must claim priority, the credit of making it widely known will always be Hunter's. The great services of Hunter were recognized both at home and abroad, and honors and positions of honor and responsibility were given him. In 1776 he was appointed surgeon-extraordinary to the king; in 1783 he was elected a member of the Royal Society of Medicine and of the Royal Academy of Surgery at Paris ; in 1786 he became deputy surgeon-general of the army; and in 1790 he was appointed surgeon-general...
Page 53 - MD, Professor of Materia Medica and Medical Jurisprudence in the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York. THE HISTORY, DIAGNOSIS, AND TREATMENT OF THE FEVERS OF THE UNITED STATES.
Page 351 - ... been imported, not only into this, but into other parts of North America, and prevailing there for a certain period of time ; and from the rise, progress and nature of the malignant fever, which began to prevail here about the beginning of last August, and extended itself gradually over a great part of the city, we are of opinion, that this disease was imported into Philadelphia by some of the vessels which, arrived in the port after the middle of July.
Page 292 - The following remarks of Forry, than whom no one is better qualified to give advice in this connection, are so apposite that I quote them at length : " Let not the invalid, however, trust too much to change of climate. Unfortunately for the character of the remedy, it has been recommended indiscriminately and without proper consideration. It has been too often resorted to as a last resource or a forlorn hope ; or, in cases susceptible of alleviation or permanent cure, it has been wholly misapplied....
Page 49 - Arrived at the hospital he found the board already assembled, and entering the room, presented the memorial of the young men, and proceeded to urge the propriety of their being admitted. In the course of his remarks he made some observations which one of his colleagues thought it necessary instantly and flatly to contradict. Hunter immediately ceased speaking, retired from the table, and struggling to suppress the tumult of his passion, hurried...
Page 42 - Have you got five guineas? because if you have, and will lend it to me, you shall go halves.' 'Halves in what?' 'Why, halves in a magnificent tiger, which is now dying in Castle Street.
Page 285 - the want of hygrometrical observations to indicate the actual or comparative humidity of the atmosphere, is to be regretted. That the air is much more humid than in our more northern regions, is sufficiently cognizable to the senses. The dews, even in the winter, are generally very heavy. To guard against the oxidation of metals, as, for example, surgical instruments, is a matter of extreme difficulty. During summer, books become covered with mould, and keys rust in one's pocket.
Page 446 - Esquirol says, of the insane in France, " I have seen them naked or covered with rags, with nothing but a layer of straw to protect them from the cold dampness of the ground upon which they lay. They were kept upon food of the coarsest kind ; they were deprived of fresh air to breathe, * Browne on Insanity.

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