Medical Reports Of Cases And Experiments; With Observations, Chiefly Derived From Hospital Practice…

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bySamuel Argent Bardsley

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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. 1807. Excerpt: ... DIABETES MELLITUS. IT is only of late that any consistent and rational attempts have been made to explain the phenomena of this singular and obstinate disease, and to establish a proper mode of cure. To the antients we are indebted for little more than a history of the disorder, by Aretaeus; which has been faithfully transcribed by all subsequent systematic writers, without addition or improvement, till the time of Dr. Willis. This writer first pointed out the remarkable properties of sweetness to the taste, and honey-like smell, in diabetic urine; and thus, by establishing a more decided and specific character of the disease, subsequent practitioners were enabled to distinguish it from many others, with which it had formerly been confounded. Hence, since Dr. Willis's discovery, diabetes has been more frequently noticed; and this, I imagine, has given rise-to the erroneous hypothesis, of its being a more common disease in modern, than in ancient ancient times. No further improvement in its history, or theory, seems to have taken place, until Dr. Dobson discovered, by chemical analysis, the existence of sugar in diabetic urine; and also pointed out the sweet taste, and wheyish appearance in the serum of the blood. From hints which he derived from Dr. Cullen, and his own experiments, he was led to consider diabetes as a species of imperfect digestion and assimilation. This idea of the nature of the disease was adopted, confirmed, and further extended by Dr. Home. He may be said to have first opened the mine which Dr. Rollo and Mr. Cruickshank have so successfully explored. Dr. Home seems indeed to have erred, in not steadily adapting his practice to his theory, and in too hastily considering both the one and the other as defective, if not nugatory, merely f...

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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. 1807. Excerpt: ... DIABETES MELLITUS. IT is only of late that any consistent and rational attempts have been made to explain the phenomena of thi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217508758

ISBN - 13:9780217508759

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