Pulmonary consumption successfully treated with naphtha

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byJohn Hastings

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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. 1843. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. CASES OF PULMONARY CONSUMPTION. FIRST CASE. Charles Taylor, a single man, aged eighteen, residing at 14, Wells Street, Oxford Street. Shortly after his birth he was deprived of his mother's care, who fell a victim to consumption, since which time he has lost a brother from the same disease. At the period of his presenting himself to the Dispensary, on the thirteenth of October, 1842, he was following the trade of a copper-plate printer. For several years previous to his application for relief, he had suffered from cough and difficulty of breathing, for which he had frequently sought medical advice, and of late had considerably wasted in flesh. His general appearance was unhealthy, his frame weak, his complexion dingy, his circulation a little accelerated, his cough was attended with considerable expectoration, and difficulty of breathing was experienced in all attempts at muscular exertion, especially on going up stairs. The appetite was tolerably good, and the bowels regular; the movements of the superior portion of the chest were confined, particularly on the right side, where the sound from percussion was very dull, and the respiratory murmur in places absent. Percussion applied to the left side anteriorly and superiorly yielded a better sound than when over the same space of the opposite side. The respiratory murmur was rough and inspiration performed with jerks, and in both sub-clavicular regions the sounds of the heart were very distinct. The treatment adopted up to the third of December comprised hydrocyanic acid and preparations of iodine, without any appreciable benefit. Ten drops of naphtha in a table-spoonful of water were then administered three times a day. At the expiration of a month a decided improvement was evident, both on p...

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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. 1843. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. CASES OF PULMONARY CONSUMPTION. FIRST CASE. Charles Taylor, a single man, aged eighteen, residing at 14, Wells St...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021797774X

ISBN - 13:9780217977746

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