The London Medical and Physical Journal

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Page 393 - Skrine perceive the least soil of breath on the bright mirror he held to his mouth. Then each of us, by turns, examined his arm, heart and breath ; but could not by the nicest scrutiny discover the least symptom of life in him. We reasoned a long time about this odd appearance as well as we could, and...
Page 393 - ... our seeing the trial made, that we were at last forced to comply. We all three felt his pulse first ; it was distinct, though small and thready ; and his heart had its usual beating. He composed himself on his back, and lay in a still position some time ; while I held his right hand, Dr.
Page 393 - ... he could die or expire when he pleased, and yet by an effort or somehow, he could come to life again; which it seems he had sometimes tried before he had sent for us.
Page 393 - Skrine the least soil of breath on the bright mirror he held to his mouth ; then each of us, by turns, examined his arm, heart, and breath, but could not, by the nicest scrutiny, discover the least symptom of life in him. We reasoned a long time about this odd appearance, as well as we could, and all of us judging it inexplicable and...
Page 28 - Go not forth hastily to strive, lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbour hath put thee to shame.
Page 365 - yes," for I know that the author's generosity is like the quality of mercy — it is twice blessed, it blesseth him that gives and him that takes.
Page 393 - Skrine held a clean looking-glass to his mouth. I found his pulse sink gradually, till at last I could not feel any by the most exact and nice touch. Dr Baynard could not feel the least motion in...
Page 425 - ... grains, and beaten quite flat. In the second volume of the Medico-Chirurgical Transactions, is published an extraordinary case of a soldier who survived forty-nine hours after receiving a bayonet-wound of the heart ; but a gunshot wound of the heart affords a still more striking example of the great extent to which this vital organ may sustain an injury from external violence, without its functions being immediately destroyed, or even permanently impaired.
Page 392 - The malady of the nerves is in general of too obstinate a nature to yield to a sarcasm or a sneer. It would scarcely be more preposterous to think of dissipating a dropsy of the chest than a distemper of the mind, by the force of ridicule or rebuke. The hypochondriac may feel, indeed, the edge of satire as keenly as he would that of a sword ; but, although its point should penetrate his bosom, it would not be likely to let out from it any portion of that noxious matter by which it is so painfully...
Page 393 - By nine in the morning, in autumn, as we were going away, we observed some motion about the body, and upon examination found his pulse and the motion of his heart gradually returning. He began to breathe heavily and speak softly. We were all astonished to the last degree at this unexpected change...

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