A Compendium of Medical Practice

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byJames Bedingfield

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1823 edition. Excerpt: ... in carditis. A quarter of a grain of the powdered leaf, united with ten grains of nitre, in the former disease; and he same quantity every four or six hours, with a full dose of opium every twenty-four hours, in the latter, may, when other means fail, be administered. ON DISEASES OF THE HEART, Sec. CHAPTER I. Carditis. Pyrexia; dolor in rcgione cordis; anxietas; apiritus difficilis; tussis; pulsus inaequalis; palpitatio: syncope.--CI. i. O. ii. G. xiii. Cullkni. Inflammation of the heart has lately become a very prevalent affection. In almost all the cases I have seen, it has either been combined, or has alternated with severe rheumatic attacks. In the following case, a history of the disease in its different stages, is preserved with a sufficient degree of minuteness, to enable any one to distinguish it from other affections of the heart. Case xvni. A baker, by the. name of Rider, aged eighteen years, on Wednesday, the 10th of December, 1810, as he was going to bed, felt a violent fluttering at his heart. It appeared to him to pulsate twenty times where it should beat only once. This increased action was attended with violent pain in the chest, spitting of blood, and sickness. On Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, his limbs became stiff, cold, and painful, his legs swelled, and his fingers contracted. On Monday, December 17th, he was admitted into this Infirmary. His symptoms at this time were the following: Great fluttering of the heart, attended with a rapid, irregular, and scarcely distinguishable pulse; the breathing was extremely laborious, and there was an expectoration of mucus tinged with blood; the bowels were confined. A blister was ordered to the chest; two grains of digitalis every night; and a saline antimonial mixture...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1823 edition. Excerpt: ... in carditis. A quarter of a grain of the powdered leaf, united with ten grains of nitre, in the former disease...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217905196

ISBN - 13:9780217905190

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