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Page 151 - For certainly it is excellent discipline for an author to feel that he must say all he has to say in the fewest possible words, or his reader is sure to skip them •, and in the plainest possible words, or his reader will certainly misunderstand them. Generally, also, a downright fact may be told in a plain way ; and we want downright facts at present more than anything else.
Page 395 - This mixture should be slightly warmed, thoroughly agitated, and then gently introduced into the bowels by means of a syringe. To facilitate the entrance of the fluid into the intestines it is well to put the patient in a position with the hips much elevated above the head, either the knee-chest position or with two or three pillows resting beneath the hips.
Page 150 - This unique assemblage promises to be one of the most important events that has occurred in the history of medicine in the Americas. Its success is assured by the large number of valuable papers already promised. The Section on General Medicine, which is one of the most important that has been created, bids fair to be one of the most successful in the entire Congress ; and already many valuable contributions are in process of preparation, and will be read at the meeting in September. It is hoped,...
Page 37 - The knowledge which a man can use is the only real knowledge, the only knowledge which has life and growth in it, and converts itself into practical power. The rest hangs like dust about the brain, or dries like raindrops off the stones.
Page 438 - Hypophosphites of lime and soda gives the much-needed effect in these conditions — not that of a stimulant by irritation, but that of a true nutriment to the starving tissues. Its tonic effects are permanent, as they are the effects of a richer blood supply, bringing healthy food and oxygen to the tissues.
Page 70 - ... references to diseases and their remedies, many illustrations in black and colors being used where helpful in explaining the text. The service rendered by this work, giving the year's progress in medicine and surgery so conveniently and at so low a price ($2.75), cannot be overestimated. Altogether it makes a most desirable, if not an absolutely necessary, investment for the practitioner.
Page 97 - Partly in consequence of early teaching, partly because the evidence is not conclusive, there is still a minority that maintains the individuality of the two affections. One of the most conclusive clinical arguments of their identity is afforded by the fact that in some of the large Continental hospitals cases of croup and diphtheria are placed side by side in the same ward, and the cases of croup do not become infected; while it is not rare for diphtheria to develop in a family in which an apparent...
Page 185 - Antikamnia is also more prompt and decided in its action in labor than opium, and has none of the unpleasant after-effects. It may be continued in smaller doses to control after-pains, and rather favors than interferes with the secretion of milk.
Page 186 - You have no enemies, you say ? Alas ! my friend, the boast is poor— He who has mingled in the fray Of duty, that the brave endure, Must have made foes ! If...