On diseases of the prostate gland by James Stannus HughesOn diseases of the prostate gland by James Stannus Hughes

On diseases of the prostate gland

byJames Stannus Hughes

Paperback | February 4, 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. 1870. Excerpt: ... matter what its origin may have been, that any accidental circumstance which may induce an increased flow of blood to the organ, or retard the return of venous blood from it, will materially assist in the further development of the hypertrophied prostate--a fact never to be lost sight of in the treatment of the disease. TREATMENT OF THE SENILE HYPERTROPHY OF THE PROSTATE. It would carry us far, indeed, beyond the ordinary limits of a clinical lecture were we here to go into a detailed account of the various remedies which have from time to time been-confidently recommended for the "direct" removal of the senile enlargement of the prostate by those professing to make diseases of the urinary organs their special study. Suffice it to say, that although the so-called remedies are numerous, they are divisible into local and general; amongst the former, may be mentioned depletion, counter-irritation, compression, scarification, excision; amongst the latter, the preparations of mercury, iodine, bromine, hydrochlorate of ammonia, henbane, &c &c But notwithstanding all that has been said and written on the subject, it here becomes my duty to inform you that there is no operative procedure (the use of the catheter being, of course, not taken into the account) which can with safety be recommended for the direct removal of the senile enlargement of the prostate--a statement which, I presume, your knowledge of the anatomical position, intimate structure, and pathology of the organ, has ere this prepared you; nor is there any ' special medicine" or "specific stimulant" which possesses a directly curative influence over the disease in question--an admission which I take for granted will not surprise you, when you boar in mind that in it the hypertrophied condition would...
Title:On diseases of the prostate glandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:22 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217520448

ISBN - 13:9780217520447