A Manual of Auscultation and Percussion by Austin FlintA Manual of Auscultation and Percussion by Austin Flint

A Manual of Auscultation and Percussion

byAustin Flint

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...seated in small tubes, is based on negative points taken in connection with a sign which is invariably present, namely, dry bronchial rales. These rales are more or less intense, and they are diffused over the entire chest. They are generally heard at a distance. The sibilant and sonorous varieties are mingled, and they are constantly changing as regards the character of the sounds. The negative points are the same as in capillary bronchitis, namely, absence of dulness on percussion, vocal resonance and fremitus also being unaltered. Asthma and bronchitis seated in small tubes agree in the fact that obstruction is the important physical condition. A highly important differential point relates to the frequency of the respirations; they are much increased in frequency in capillary bronchitis, and not in asthma. Pathologically they differ essentially in the fact that the obstruction is due in the latter affection to bronchial inflammation, and in the former to spasm. The two affections differ in the signs representing these different conditions, fine moist bronchial rSles existing in one, and loud diffused dry bronchial rales existing in the other. Taking the difference as regards the positive physical signs in connection with the history and symptoms, the differentiation of the two affections may be made without difficulty. The signs which relate to the associated emphy-sematous condition are those which are diagnostic of this condition existing irrespective of asthma; and the physical diagnosis of emphysema will be next considered. Coexisting bronchitis may give rise to moist bron'chial rales more or less coarse. These are, however, often wanting, and they are rarely marked during paroxysms of asthma. When present in this pathological...
Title:A Manual of Auscultation and PercussionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217664954

ISBN - 13:9780217664950