The Half-yearly Abstract of the Medical Sciences: Being a Digest of British and Continental Medicine, and of the Progess of Medicine and the Collateral Sciences, Volume 33

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J. Churchill, 1861 - Medicine

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Page 279 - I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel ; speak unto them, saying, At even ye shall eat flesh : and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread ; and ye shall know that I am the Lord your God.
Page 280 - And the people went about, and gathered it, and ground it in mills, or beat it in a mortar, and baked it in pans, and made cakes of it : and the taste of it was as the taste of fresh oil.
Page 224 - ... with the thumb and forefinger of the left hand, and with the right hand inserts the syringe needle just beneath the skin and injects the vaccine.
Page 265 - After some time the intellectual sphere participates in this general exaltation, while the sensibility seems to be hardly influenced ; the effect is thus quite different from that produced by coffee, and resembles in some degree that of opium. Dr. Mantegazza could, in this excited condition, write with ease and regularity. After he had taken four drachms he was seized with the peculiar feeling of being isolated from the external world, and with an irresistible inclination to gymnastic exercise, so...
Page 265 - ... it. After this a state of torpidity came on, accompanied by a feeling of intense comfort — consciousness being all the time perfectly clear — and by an instinctive wish not to move a limb during the whole day, not even a finger. During this sensation sleep sets in, attended by odd and rapidly changing dreams ; it may last a whole day without leaving a feeling of debility or indisposition of any kind. The...
Page 255 - ... adopted does not prevent the occurrence of this form of iritis. 8. The subjects of infantile iritis, though often puny and cachectic, are also often apparently in good condition. 9. Infants suffering from iritis almost always show one or other of the well-recognized symptoms of hereditary taint. 10. Most of those who suffer from syphilitic iritis are infants born within a short period of the date of the primary disease in their parents.
Page 321 - The superior- and inferior venae cavae were now compressed with bull-dog forceps, and the pulmonary veins by the finger and thumb; the heart continuing its action, a stethoscope was again applied, and neither first nor second sound was heard. After a short space of time the veins were allowed to pour their contents into both sides of the heart, and both sounds were instantly reproduced. The veins being again compressed all sound was extinguished, notwithstanding that the heart contracted vigorously....
Page 233 - I saw her next, some eight or ten days afterwards, she was altered and changed in a marvellous degree, but all for the better. On the third or fourth day, as she informed me, the cloud of misery which had been darkening her existence suddenly began to dissolve and dispel; and in a day or two more she felt perfectly herself again in gayety, spirits, and energy.
Page 156 - America-square, where the formation of an abscess outside the ear, there being no orifice in the bone and no dead bone detectable, gave relief to most urgent symptoms produced by the presence of matter within the mastoid cells. Two other cases of the same character are now under treatment. The insidious progress of cases, in which matter in the cavities of the ear injures the petrous bone and the brain, cannot be too often or too forcibly impressed upon the minds of the Profession. Medical officers...
Page 113 - On February 19th, 1858, the column under General Franks, in the south of Oude, was engaged with a rebel force at the village of Chamda, and several prisoners were taken ; one of them, a Sepoy of the Bengal army, was brought before the authorities for examination, and I being present had an opportunity of watching from the commencement the fact I am about to record. Divested of his uniform, and stripped completely naked...

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