A Handbook of Uterine Therapeutics and of Diseases of Women by Edward John TiltA Handbook of Uterine Therapeutics and of Diseases of Women by Edward John Tilt

A Handbook of Uterine Therapeutics and of Diseases of Women

byEdward John Tilt

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...by successively touching limited portions of the extensively diseased surface, with the acid nitrate of mercury. Chloride of Zinc.--When applied to the skin, this caustic gives very great pain, but I have not found it give more pain than potassa caustica, when applied to the hard and enlarged cervix with the intention of destroying a certain portion of tissue and promoting interstitial absorption. The chloride of zinc is made into sticks that keep well a long time, and is more manageable than potassa fusa. When it is to be applied as an issue to the healthy uterine mucous membrane,it is well to freely rub the solid nitrate of silver to the spot, two or three days previously, to soften the tissues and make them more amenable to the caustic. Before removing the speculum, the patient should be protected from any untoward action of this caustic by leaving on the cauterized surface a cake of cotton wool soaked in a strong solution of bicarbonate of soda. Actual Cautery.--Although I make very little use of the actual cautery, in the treatment of uterine disease, this caustic is so much used in Prance, that a work, on the treatment of uterine affections would be incomplete, if it did not explain the action, and the value of this remedy--a remedy, excellent in itself, but, as it requires the display of live coals, bellows, and red-hot iron, it reminds the public of mediaeval tortures, peculiarly repulsive to the British mind. The actual cautery, is not more efficacious than potassa fusa c. calce, nor more destructive than potassa caustica, which can be applied without an assistant; whereas, the actual cautery, requires the presence of one or two assistants, which should be avoided as much as possible. If one application of the actual cautery were...
Title:A Handbook of Uterine Therapeutics and of Diseases of WomenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:132 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.28 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217159044

ISBN - 13:9780217159043