London Medical and Physical Journal, Volume 42

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John Souter, 1819


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Page 131 - For several days his breathing was irregular; it would entirely cease for a quarter of a minute, then it would become perceptible, though very low, then by degrees it became heaving and quick, and then it would gradually cease again: this revolution in the state of his breathing occupied about a minute, during which there were about thirty acts of respiration.
Page 323 - A Treatise on the Physiology and Diseases of the Ear, containing a Comparative View of its Structure and Functions, and of its various Diseases.
Page 209 - Observations on the Symptoms and specific Distinctions of Venereal Diseases ; interspersed with Hints for the more effectual prosecution of the present Inquiry into the Uses and Abuses of Mercury, in their Treatment.
Page 129 - AB, sixty years of age, of a sanguine temperament, circular chest, and full habit of body, for years had lived a very sedentary life, while he indulged habitually in the luxuries of the table. This gentleman having had several attacks of the gout in his feet, began a course of magnesia in the year 1813, after which he had only one regular attack of the gout. For many years he had been subject to severe attacks of catarrh, which ended without much expectoration.
Page 321 - Constitutions," ķic. will speedily publish a -mall work entitled, the Influence of Civic Life, Sedentary Habits, and Intellectual Refinement, on Human Health and Human Happiness; including an estimate of the balance of enjoyment and suffering in the different gradations of society.
Page 221 - The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity ; but a wounded spirit who can bear ? 15 The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge ; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
Page 80 - Conformably to the theory I have adopted, whenever a medicinal substance is applied to a susceptible portion of the body externally or internally, an action is excited; which is extended, more or less, according to the difFusibility of the properties of the substance, or the degree of sympathetic connexion which the part may maintain with the body generally.
Page 490 - ... precautions just alluded to be fully adopted. Hence the necessity for the construction of privies, drains, and common sewers, and the advantages of a flowing stream, by which all impurities may be carried off, as well as of an abundant supply of water, for the purposes of cleanliness, and of a hard and regular pavement preserved in a cleanly condition by proper scavengers...
Page 226 - ... integuments were not discoloured. The patients generally conceived that their health was improved by this disease; for before the final healing of the ulcerated opening they have informed me, that they felt themselves in better health than they had enjoyed for some months previous to the attack. In the treatment I have confined myself to those means which I have conceived to be calculated to mitigate the severity of the symptoms, and to promote suppuration, which in general indeed seemed an unavoidable,...
Page 462 - When the ears are stopped, and a watch is brought in contact with any part of the head, face, teeth, or neck; or if a stick, water, &c. be interposed between any of these parts and the watch, the sound will be heard as well as when the ears are open.

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