On the pathology and treatment of gonorrhoea

Paperback | May 8, 2012

byJohn Laws Milton

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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. 1876 Excerpt: ... the influence of treatment, the question being one which simply affects the comfort of the patient. After stating the results of my own observations, I think it only just to say that the late Mr. Weeden Cooke came to very different conclusions. He tells us1 that scalding is the result of 1 Lancet; i860, vol. i, p. 90. the acid urine passing over the highly inflamed surface of the urethra, and that this symptom should be remedied by the administration of alkaline carbonates, with the view of neutralizing the acidity of the urine, and thus removing the principal cause of the continuance of the inflammation. It is often very difficult to make the urine alkaline, though this may be accomplished by overwhelming doses of alkalies. Thus Wagner1 found that two drachms of carbonate of soda rendered it alkaline in three quarters of an hour, which, however, could be only a transient state unless the action were maintained by fresh supplies. Indeed, the alkaline reaction in this case only lasted three days, while two drachms of acetate of potass only made the urine alkaline for sixteen hours. According to my own observations, neither small nor large doses effect this change in many cases so readily and easily as might have been expected. Sir Henry Thompson says', "By giving alkalies you can make the urine neutral or alkaline to any extent you please." In that case either my observations or his must be at fault, or else the statement must be taken in a restricted sense. The following short cases will, I hope, tend to substantiate all I have stated. Thomas R took $j-of sulph. of soda daily in barley-water. The first morning the urine was acid, the scalding gone; but, on careful examination, it was found to have been nearly gone the day preceding, and it return...

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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. 1876 Excerpt: ... the influence of treatment, the question being one which simply affects the comfort of the patient. After stating the results o...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:122 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.26 inPublished:May 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217267149

ISBN - 13:9780217267144

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