Pathological and Practical Researches on Diseases of the Stomach, the Intestinal Canal, the Liver, and Other Viscera of the Abdomen

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Waugh and Innes, 1830 - 416 sider

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Side 76 - had been for many years a martyr to stomach complaints ; seldom a day passing in which he did not suffer greatly from pain in his stomach, with flatulency, acidity, and the usual train of dyspeptic symptoms ; and, in particular, he could not taste a bit of vegetable without suffering from it severely. He had gone on in this manner for years ; when he was seized with complaints in his head, threatening apoplexy ; which, after being relieved by the usual means, showed such a constant tendency to recur,...
Side 313 - ... from the bowels, Dr Abercrombie found the mucous membrane of the colon, throughout its whole extent, covered with an immense number of small spots of a clear white color, which, " on minute examination, were distinctly ascertained to be vesicles, very little elevated, but, when punctured, discharging a small quantity of clear fluid.
Side 75 - If digestion go on more slowly and more imperfectly than in the healthy state, another important rule will be, not to take in additional food until time has been given for the solution of the former. If the healthy period be four or five hours, the dyspeptic should probably allow six or seven.
Side 76 - ... of indigestion, our wonder must rather be, that in such circumstances, any stomach is capable of digesting- at all. "In the regulation of diet, much certainly is to be done in dyspeptic cases, by attention to the quality of the articles that are taken, but I am satisfied that...
Side i - Pathological and Practical Researches on the Diseases of the Stomach, the Intestinal Canal, the Liver, and other Viscera of the Abdomen.
Side iv - Stewart) shewed that the same law of gravity extends to the celestial spaces, and that the power by which the moon and planets are retained in their orbits, is precisely similar in its effects to that which is manifested in the fall of a stone, — he left the efficient cause of gravity as much in the dark as ever, and only generalized still farther the conclusions of his predecessors.
Side 187 - ... Greenwich was the advocate of cold applications in abdominal inflammation. He used cold enemata, and cold cloths made wet with evaporating lotions, and, as he asserted, with great benefit. Abercrombie also recommends this method of treatment. " In a considerable number of cases," says this physician, " I have used with evident advantage the application of cold by covering the abdomen with cloths wet with vinegar and water, or even iced water. Injections of iced water have been proposed, and I...
Side 76 - had been, for many years, a martyr to stomach complaints; — seldom a day passing in which he did not suffer greatly from pain in his stomach ; with flatulency, acidity, and the usual train of dyspeptic symptoms ; and, in particular, he could not taste a bit of vegetable without suffering from it severely. He had gone on in this manner for years; when he was seized with complaints in his head, — threatening apoplexy; which, after being relieved...
Side 418 - A gentleman, aged 35, died after an illness of about eighteen months duration, in which it was to the last impossible to say what organ was the seat of the disease.
Side 383 - in the liver diseases of this country, Mercury is often used in an indiscriminate manner, and with very undefined notions as to a certain specific influence, which it is supposed to exert over all the morbid conditions of this organ. If the liver is supposed to be in a state of torpor, Mercury is given to excite it, if in a state of acute inflammation, Mercury is given to moderate the inflammation and reduce its action.

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