Hippopathology; A Treatise On The Disorders And Lameness Of The Horse With Their Methods Of Cure

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byWilliam Percivall

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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. 1834. Excerpt: ... substance, such as will keep the skin moist and perspirable, and at the same time tend to abate inflammation. Some haveproposed, however, to discard all this apparatus, and, instead, to cover the skin over the fracture with pitch, or any such strong adhesive application. Others have fired and blistered the places over fractures. In the adoption of our remedial measures, much must depend on the nature of the fracture, and more still on its seat. PARTICULAR FRACTURES. My own experience in this department of veterinary surgery has been so limited, and English accounts, in general, of fractures are so extremely meagre and unsatisfactory, that I gladly avail myself of the copious writings of our literary neighbours, the French; among whom no one stands more deservedly pre-eminent as a veterinary author than Hurtrel d'Arboval, from whose work I propose making such extracts as seem practically useful: interlarding them, as I proceed, with such additional information as I can glean from English authorities. Fractures Of The Cranium, this French writer informs us, are by no means frequent: the skull itself being small, compared to the other parts of the head, the latter on that account oftenest receive injury. The ordinary cause of cranial fracture is a fall backward; when, it commonly happens that either the part receiving the blow--the occipital bone--is broken, or else that fissure or fracture is produced bythe shock in the base of the cranium. Even in the former case, unless the fractured part be denuded, the diagnostic is difficult; and in the latter, in course, we must rely entirely on the symptoms present. These accidents are always serious and very often fatal; owing to the injury done to the membranes, as well as to the brain itself. Either from extravasa...

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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. 1834. Excerpt: ... substance, such as will keep the skin moist and perspirable, and at the same time tend to abate inflammation. Some havepropose...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:122 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.26 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217221866

ISBN - 13:9780217221863

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