History and medical treatment of cholera, as it appeared in Sunderland in 1831, by W. Haslewood and W. Mordey

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Page 2 - continues long enough uninterrupted by other violent symptoms), gradually changes; and they have, in some instances, assumed precisely the choleric character before any vomiting, cramp, or collapse had unequivocally declared the nature of the disease. Two other symptoms remain to be mentioned, which are of very frequent occurrence, and which, in conjunction with those previously noticed, may be
Page 135 - mother of a surgeon who was in constant attendance on Cholera cases, resided in the house of her son, and never went out. She took the disease, and died. The person who washed the clothes, &c. used by this patient, took the disease.
Page 136 - Shields was that of a vagrant. From the facts above stated, which are in conformity with the great preponderance of testimony from the Continent, and especially with that contained in the very interesting letters of Dr. Becker, concerning the facts observed at Berlin, we can no longer doubt that the disease propagates itself in strict accordance with the known laws of contagion.
Page 134 - in Monk Wearmouth, and Sprout in the Infirmary fever-ward. Both bodies were examined the following morning ; the former by Dr. Haslewood, Mr. Torbock, and Mr. Mordey ; the latter, in the presence of those persons and others, by Mr. Penman.
Page 135 - with Cholera: the case is given in a former part of this work. She communicated with her husband on his return home. Mr. Torbock was attacked with the disease on the same day. A woman named
Page 2 - and which, in conjunction with those previously noticed, may be considered almost diagnostic. We allude to slight cramps affecting the fingers and toes, or prevailing still more generally, and coming on during the night ; and to a numbness, and feeling of inability to move the limbs, approaching to paralysis
Page 136 - employed in administering to the patients. Of these, the principal nurse, who was indefatigable in her attention, took the disease in its worst form, and died in eight hours. Another, Elizabeth Snipes, was attacked with diarrhoea, and other preliminary symptoms. She recovered ; but three days afterwards committed an
Page 34 - a blister should be placed on the nape of the neck, if
Page ix - It must be confessed that the means employed were sufficiently various in their nature; and the narrative of their effects may be useful, by inducing caution in the employment of those which have been found inefficient
Page 47 - the night. Injections of castor oil, warm water, and oil of mint, were three times administered, which appeared to produce increased comfort and feeling of warmth : the bowels were not freely relieved till the morning, as the injections returned unchanged; but the dejections were quite natural, and the bowels had been in a quite healthy

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