Surgical Experiences in South Africa 1899-1900: Being Mainly a Clinical Study of the Nature and Effects of Injuries Produced by Bullets of Small Cal by George Henry Makins

Surgical Experiences in South Africa 1899-1900: Being Mainly a Clinical Study of the Nature and…

byGeorge Henry Makins

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CONTENTS (abridged list)
CHAPTER I INTRODUCTORY
Itinerary — Linen Holdall with surgical instruments — Surgical outfit — Personal transport — General health of the troops — Climate — Consideration of the number of men killed and wounded — Transport of the wounded — Vehicles — Trains — Ships — Hospitals to location
CHAPTER II MODERN MILITARY RIFLES AND THEIR ACTION
General type — Calibre, length, and weight of bullet — Velocity — Trajectory — Revolution — Varieties of rifle in common use by the Boers — Penetration — Comparison of bullets — Use of wax — Comparative efficiency of different types to location
CHAPTER III GENERAL CHARACTERS OF WOUNDS INFLICTED BY BULLETS OF SMALL CALIBRE
Type wounds — Nature of external apertures — Direct course of wound track — Multiple wounds — Small bore and sharp localisation of tracks — Clinical course — Mode of healing — Suppuration — Wounds of irregular type — Ricochet — Mauser bullet — Lee-Metford bullet — Expanding bullets — Altered bullets — Large sporting bullets — Symptoms — Psychical disturbance and shock — Local shock — Pain — Hæmorrhage — Diagnosis — Prognosis — Treatment
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CHAPTER X INJURIES TO THE CHEST
Non-penetrating wounds of the chest wall — Penetrating wounds, special characters of entrance and exit apertures — Fracture of the ribs, symptoms, treatment — Wounds of the diaphragm — Wounds of the heart — Wounds of the lung, symptoms — Pneumothorax — Hæmothorax — Empyema — Diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of hæmothorax — Cases of hæmothorax to location
CHAPTER XI INJURIES TO THE ABDOMEN
Introductory remarks — Wounds of the abdominal wall — Penetration of the intestinal area without definite evidence of visceral injury — Wounds of explosive character — Anatomical characters of intestinal wounds — Wounds of the mesentery — -Wounds of the omentum — Results of intestinal wounds, fæcal extravasation, peritoneal infection, septicæmia — Reasons for the escape of severe injury in wounds traversing the abdomen — Wounds of the stomach — Wounds of the small intestine — Wounds of the large intestine — Prognosis in intestinal injuries — Treatment of intestinal injuries — Wounds of the urinary bladder — Wounds of the kidney — Wounds of the liver — Wounds of the spleen — General remarks on the prognosis in abdominal injuries — Wounds of the external genital organs — Wounds of the urethra to location
CHAPTER XII ON SHELL WOUNDS
Varieties of shells employed — Large shells — Wounds produced by different varieties — Pom-Pom shells — Wounds produced by fragments and fuses — Shrapnel — Boer segment shells — Leaden shrapnel bullets — Treatment of shell wounds

About the Author
GEORGE HENRY MAKINS, F.R.C.S.
SURGEON TO ST. THOMAS'S HOSPITAL, LONDON
JOINT LECTURER ON SURGERY IN THE MEDICAL SCHOOL OF ST. THOMAS'S HOSPITAL
MEMBER OF THE COURT OF EXAMINERS OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS OF ENGLAND, AND LATE ONE OF THE CONSULTING SURGEONS TO THE SOUTH AFRICAN FIELD FORCE

 

Title:Surgical Experiences in South Africa 1899-1900: Being Mainly a Clinical Study of the Nature and…Format:Kobo ebookPublished:July 5, 2013Publisher:VolumesOfValueLanguage:English

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