Principles of surgery

Paperback | July 8, 2012

byNicholas Senn

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...of septicaemia. One of the most delusive symptoms is the titter indifference of the patient, not only as to his own grave condition, but to all of his surroundings. This npathy is a characteristic symptom of profound septic intoxication. The patient complains of no pain, assures the physician and friends that he is feeling well, shows absolutely no anxiety concerning his own fate, and does not comprehend the anxiety of those around him. Drowsiness, bordering almost on stupor, is frequently observed. The face presents a pale or ashy-gray color, and in advanced cases it presents a yellowish, icteric tint, but the sclerotica always retains its white color. In the beginning of the attack the pulse ranges between 80 and 90 degrees, but becomes rapid, small, and compressible as the intoxication and capillary obstruction progress. The character of the pulse is of great diagnostic and prognostic importance. If the pulse within a short time reach a frequency of 140, and imparts the sensation as though the artery were only half filled witli blood, it is a symptom which forebodes immediate danger. The temperature is variable. A subnormal temperature, with a rapid, feeble pulse, indicates a grave and probably fatal form of sepsis. If the temperature is at first only slightly increased, but gradually rises to 103 or 104 F., it denotes progressive sepsis. A high temperature and a firm pulse, not exceeding 120 beats to the minute, are indications of less serious import than a low temperature with a rapid, feeble pulse. The eyes are sunken, often suffused with an abundant secretion from the conjunctiva. The features present a stolid appearance, without any expression of intelligence. Capillar3r oozing at the primary seat of infection is a common occurrence, and...

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...of septicaemia. One of the most delusive symptoms is the titter indifference of the patient, not only as to his own gra...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:278 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.58 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217034063

ISBN - 13:9780217034067

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