Clinical Lectures on Pulmonary Consumption by Theophilus ThompsonClinical Lectures on Pulmonary Consumption by Theophilus Thompson

Clinical Lectures on Pulmonary Consumption

byTheophilus Thompson

Paperback | January 31, 2012

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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. 1854. Excerpt: ... LECTURE IX. Interrupted, jerking, or wavy inspiration--Varieties, and their causes--Examples--Probable relation of the sign to a deposit in the lungs, not necessarily tubercular--Microscopical appearances of the blood--Indications afforded by the spirometer--Variations of weight in reference to the progress of consumption. At the last lecture, gentlemen, we were occupied chiefly with the consideration of circumstances which may be considered distinctly indicative of the commencement of consumption. To-day I propose to bring under your observation a symptom of some interest and significance, and not without relation to phthisis, but still, as it appears to me, not a conclusive sign of the existence of the disease. The symptom to which I refer is a modification of the inspiratory sound, designated "inspiration entrecoupee," by Laennec"inspiration saccadee," by Fournet; by some English writers, "jerking inspiration"--a term liable to objection, since it conveys to the mind the idea of the spasmodic jerk in the breathing (produced by asthma, hysterical conditions, or other nervous disturbance,) rather than the delicate and uniform peculiarity under our consideration. It is difficult verbally to describe this peculiar inspiration. To some observers, it might seem appropriate to compare it to the movement of a cog-wheel, two or three cogs advancing in each act of inspiration. To others, the idea is better conveyed by representing inspiration as affected by a succession of waves, rather than a continuous current. Under this idea, I propose to term the peculiarity wavy inspiration. The inspiratory sound, instead of being equally sustained from its commencement to its termination, is divided into several parts. Sometimes it is more feeble than natural; at other ti...
Title:Clinical Lectures on Pulmonary ConsumptionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021733931X

ISBN - 13:9780217339315