The renewal of life

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Lindsay and Blakiston, 1865 - 638 pages
 

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Page 507 - Journ.,' vol. iv, p. 6). Apis is reported to act well in American epidemics : I have myself given it occasionally without manifest effect. Apocynum and Colchicum, also, are medicines that have been suggested, — on grounds more or less theoretical. I shall return to this subject when I come to speak of renal disease. I may dismiss briefly the other sequelae of scarlatina.
Page 113 - As to the particular acid employed, muriatic certainly deserves to be tried before others — first, because it is such a large constituent of the body that it might almost be called a food instead of a medicine ; and secondly, because it is such a powerful arrester of the decomposition of animal matters.
Page 249 - ... lips and tongue livid ; pulse very quick and small, but the heart beat strongly, in spite of its great rapidity. The expectoration was copious and glairy, of a deep tawny color, and with a few small striae of blood in it. The state of the lungs, ascertained by auscultation and percussion, is given. "It was obvious that active inflammation raged throughout nearly the whole (if not quite the whole) of the right lung, and in the lower lobe of the left, and that it was most advanced in the back part...
Page 326 - On his admission to the hospital on the llth, a week after the accident, the whole of the left side of the chest was dull on percussion...
Page 100 - But remember, there are two things necessary to poisoning — not only the poison, but a person apt to be poisoned. And, in point of fact, the latter is the most important element in the transaction. It is only on a predisposed body that a morbid poison acts. Most likely we are all constantly taking in minute doses of the poison which is the exciting cause of these continued fevers, and can digest, oxydize it, or otherwise render it harmless, under ordinary circumstances.
Page 31 - The most active metamorphosis of the body possible, the highest possible development of life in every part is HEALTH. " The complete cessation of metamorphosis is DEATH. " The partial cessation, or arrest, is DISEASE. " In death the flesh goes on being decomposed as during life ; but not being renewed, the form is lost entirely. In disease, decomposition goes on, but renewal flags, and the decomposing tissues are not sufficiently pushed out by new-formed substance. They are retained as part of the...
Page 178 - Not 4 per cent, have had any acute affection of the heart ; when it came it was of a milder character, and was generally to be accounted for by some imprudent exposure. That is to say, that bedding in blankets reduces from 16 to 4, or by a good three-quarters, the risk of inflammation of the heart run by patients in rheumatic fever...
Page 31 - In death the flesh goes on being decomposed as during life ; but not being renewed, the form is lost entirely. In disease, decomposition goes on, but renewal flags, the incomplete tissues are retained as part of the imperfect body — a sort of " death in life" — and are rightly termed by the pathologist "degenerate.
Page 178 - That is to say, that bedding in blankets reduces from 16 to 4, or by a good three-quarters, the risk of inflammation of the heart run by patients in rheumatic fever, diminishes the intensity of the inflammation when it does occur, and diminishes still further the danger of death by that or any other lesion ; and at the same time it does not protract the convalescence.
Page 30 - ... to neutralize any of the acid secretion which might penetrate too deep, it retains the same shape for threescore years and ten. But it has no privileged immunity against the solvent it makes. It is, then, the Form which constitutes the Self; and it is not the changing, decaying matter which "was mine, is his, and may be slave to thousands.

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