Treatise on Gun-shot Wounds, on Inflammation, Erysipelas, and Mortification, on Injuries of Nerves, and on Wounds of the Extremities Requiring the Different Operations of Amputation: In which the Various Methods of Performing These Operations are Shown, Together with Their After Treatment; and Containing an Account of the Author's Successful Case of Amputation at the Hip Joint

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Burgess and Hill, 1827 - Amputation - 559 pages

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Page 310 - That amputation in the joint of the hip is not an impracticable operation (although it be a dreadful one) I very well know: I cannot say that I have ever done it, but I have seen it done, and am now very sure I shall never do it, unless it be on a dead body.
Page 143 - the effects that had been most dreaded. Dr. Solander was the first who felt the inclination, against which he had warned others, irresistible, and insisted upon being suffered to lie down. Mr. Banks entreated and remonstrated
Page 362 - head of the bone is then easily dislocated, and two or three strokes of the knife separate any attachment the thigh may still have to the pelvis. The vessels are now carefully to be secured. The capsular ligament, and as much of the ligamentous edge of the
Page 380 - he could scarcely be persuaded to proceed to the rear. At a little distance from the fire of the enemy, we talked over the affairs of the moment, when,• tossing his leg about on his saddle, he declared he felt no inconvenience from the wound, and would go back, as he saw his corps was very much exposed.
Page 166 - succeeded a dimness of sight, and the pain afterwards went suddenly into the stomach, followed by sickness and vomiting. She had constantly the feeling of a lump in her stomach, and always vomited after taking food or drink; her flesh, too, was much wasted, and she had become extremely feeble.
Page 417 - below, the incisions must surround the injured part in such manner, on the upper and under side of the foot, as to allow the flaps to be formed in every other part, except where the injury was inflicted, and from whence granulations must arise. By saving skin everywhere else, the wound will be
Page 415 - taken to make the under flap so large that the line of cicatrization may be on the upper and anterior edge of the stump, rather than transversely across the face of it, in order to render it firmer, and better able to resist and sustain any pressure which may be applied to it.
Page 143 - divide Sweden from Norway, and who well knew that extreme cold, especially when joined with fatigue, produces a torpor and sleepiness that are almost irresistible, conjured the company to keep moving, whatever pain it might cost them, and whatever relief they might be promised by an inclination to rest. ' Whoever sits down,' said he, ' will sleep ; and whoever sleeps, will wake no more.' Thus admonished and alarmed, they set
Page 118 - In some few instances it makes its appearance with little or no pain; but in by much the majority of these cases the patients feel great uneasiness through the whole foot and joint of the ankle, particularly in the night, even before these part*
Page 399 - The operation by the circular incision is performed in the thick part of the leg ; and the bone is usually sawed through about four inches from the patella, that, when the stump is healed, there may be sufficient length of bone left to support with steadiness the weight of the body ; and

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