A Practical Treatise On Shock After Surgical Operations And Injuries; With Especial Reference To…

Paperback | January 18, 2012

byEdwin Morris

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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. Excerpt: ... Synonyms of Shock. Sudden Vital Depression; Great Nervous Depression; Final Sinking Of Vitality; Nervous Shook; Violent Mental Emotion. GENERAL OBSERVATIONS ON SHOCK. By the word shock we understand that peculiar effect on the animal system, produced by violent injuries from any cause, or from violent mental emotions--such as grief, fear, horror, or disgust. Shock, in a surgical sense, involves much that is interesting to the practical surgeon, and demands his most serious consideration. In the whole range of surgical literature but little notice has hitherto been taken of this subject, and then only incidentally. After a diligent search among early surgical writers, the earliest record that I can find of shock is in a treatise on " Gunshot Wounds."f The writer says that the sufferer may have time to recover from the shock of "the injury," and recommends that the operation should be postponed until the "alarm and shock" the patient has sustained from the injury has subsided. Again, Mr. Guthrie states: "Soldiers in general are anxious to undergo an operation when they find it inevitable, and frequently press it before the proper time, that is, before they have sufficiently recovered from the shock of the injury. When the blow is severe, as by a cannon shot or shell, a peculiar constitutional alarm ensues in a much greater degree than would follow an injury of equal magnitude precisely in the same spot, from any other cause. It affects alike, although not in an equal manner, the coward and the brave, the man of learning and the unlettered soldier. As it is, however, an affection often greatly augmented from an association of ideas, so is it more immediately controlled by men of sound judgment or command of mind, and is more certainly removed by the knowledg...

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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. Excerpt: ... Synonyms of Shock. Sudden Vital Depression; Great Nervous Depression; Final Sinking Of Vitality; Nervous Shook; Violent Mental...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:January 18, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217154956

ISBN - 13:9780217154956

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