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In the Lancet (Dec. 13) there is a short report of a paper read at the Sheffield Medico Chirurgical Society, by Dr. Herbert G. M. Henry. Me states that lumbar puncture was first practised in England by Dr. W. Essex Wynter, in 1889. (Dr. Wynter's first case in which he attempted continuous drainage, ended fatally. It is to Quincke, of Kiel, we owe the establishment of the proceeding).

For some years there was considerable hesitation on the part of the profession in making use of the method, but it is now thoroughly established not only as a therapeutic measure, but for the purposes of diagnosis, and if strict antiseptic precautions are taken it is perfectly safe.

As a diagnostic method, three points are to be noticed. Firstly an indication is given of the intrameningeal pressure. In healthy persons in the horizontal position the pressure of the cerebrospinal fluid averages 125 millimeteres of water pressure, in the sitting posture this may rise to 400. (In the Toronto General Hospital a few weeks ago, in a cerebellar case the pressure rose to over 1200 m.m. in a mercurial manometer.)

Secondly, the chemical examination of the fluid gives valuable results. The presence of albumin indicates organic disease. In normal cerebrospinal fluid there is a substance possessing the power of reducing the salts of copper, as sugar does. It was at one time considered to be a form of sugar, but it does not conform to the chemical tests for any type of sugar. Its absence is characteristic of many forms of meningitis. Lastly, the examination of the sediment, for cellular elements, blood cells, or micro-organisms, aids greatly in diagnosis. A lymphocytosis is found in tuberculous meningitis, in tabes, general paralysis and cerebrospinal syphilis. Leucocytosis of the polymorphonuclear type indicates acute meningeal inflammation.

As a therapeutic agent, benefit has been obtained through it in many forms of meningitis, and a striking instance of its value was afforded in the remarkable case recently under the care of Dr. L. M. Silver, of this city. It is probably indicated in all cases of increased intracranial pressure. Dr. Henry, in his paper, cited three cases, one of cerebral tumour, one of subacute nephritis, and one of fracture of the base of the skull in which it had led to recovery from coma which would otherwise apparently have proved fatal,

In the same number of the Lancet, there is an article by Dr. Wm. Ewart, of St. George's Hospital, on some aspects of the milk supply for infants. He points out that this concerns the welfare of the nation, as the physical deterioration of the race and depopulation by infant mortality and by tuberculosis are mainly milk questions.

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Book Description Forgotten Books, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Excerpt from The Maritime Medical News It is an acknowledged fact, as declared by a well known medical teacher and author in his latest text-book on treatment, that heat applied and persisted in over the entire diseased area is a most potent and physiological antagonist to those essential con ditions which are directly induced by the causes of the disease, and from which all ultimate pathologic results must develop. It is profoundly stimulating, and while local heat from undue combus tion is present, the applied heat stimulates the capillaries and phy siologically unloads the venous capillaries. At the same time it stimulates the arterial capillaries through its in?uence upon the peripheries of the nerves and secondly upon the nerve centres, to drive the accumulating tide through the engorged vessels, thus unloading them into the veins. It thus carries off the accumulat ing waste, brings into the capillaries a new tissue supply and quickly remedies the harm that has been done them in the primary congestion. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781330376966

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Book Description Forgotten Books. Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Paperback. 66 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.1in.Excerpt from The Maritime Medical NewsIn the Lancet (Dec. 13) there is a short report of a paper read at the Sheffield Medico Chirurgical Society, by Dr. Herbert G. M. Henry. Me states that lumbar puncture was first practised in England by Dr. W. Essex Wynter, in 1889. (Dr. Wynters first case in which he attempted continuous drainage, ended fatally. It is to Quincke, of Kiel, we owe the establishment of the proceeding). For some years there was considerable hesitation on the part of the profession in making use of the method, but it is now thoroughly established not only as a therapeutic measure, but for the purposes of diagnosis, and if strict antiseptic precautions are taken it is perfectly safe. As a diagnostic method, three points are to be noticed. Firstly an indication is given of the intrameningeal pressure. In healthy persons in the horizontal position the pressure of the cerebrospinal fluid averages 125 millimeteres of water pressure, in the sitting posture this may rise to 400. (In the Toronto General Hospital a few weeks ago, in a cerebellar case the pressure rose to over 1200 m. m. in a mercurial manometer. )Secondly, the chemical examination of the fluid gives valuable results. The presence of albumin indicates organic disease. In normal cerebrospinal fluid there is a substance possessing the power of reducing the salts of copper, as sugar does. It was at one time considered to be a form of sugar, but it does not conform to the chemical tests for any type of sugar. Its absence is characteristic of many forms of meningitis. Lastly, the examination of the sediment, for cellular elements, blood cells, or micro-organisms, aids greatly in diagnosis. A lymphocytosis is found in tuberculous meningitis, in tabes, general paralysis and cerebrospinal syphilis. Leucocytosis of the polymorphonuclear type indicates acute meningeal inflammation. As a therapeutic agent, benefit has been obtained through it in many forms of meningitis, and a striking instance of its value was afforded in the remarkable case recently under the care of Dr. L. M. Silver, of this city. It is probably indicated in all cases of increased intracranial pressure. Dr. Henry, in his paper, cited three cases, one of cerebral tumour, one of subacute nephritis, and one of fracture of the base of the skull in which it had led to recovery from coma which would otherwise apparently have proved fatal, In the same number of the Lancet, there is an article by Dr. Wm. Ewart, of St. Georges Hospital, on some aspects of the milk supply for infants. He points out that this concerns the welfare of the nation, as the physical deterioration of the race and depopulation by infant mortality and by tuberculosis are mainly milk questions. About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www. forgottenbooks. comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781330376966

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Book Description Forgotten Books, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Excerpt from The Maritime Medical News It is an acknowledged fact, as declared by a well known medical teacher and author in his latest text-book on treatment, that heat applied and persisted in over the entire diseased area is a most potent and physiological antagonist to those essential con ditions which are directly induced by the causes of the disease, and from which all ultimate pathologic results must develop. It is profoundly stimulating, and while local heat from undue combus tion is present, the applied heat stimulates the capillaries and phy siologically unloads the venous capillaries. At the same time it stimulates the arterial capillaries through its in?uence upon the peripheries of the nerves and secondly upon the nerve centres, to drive the accumulating tide through the engorged vessels, thus unloading them into the veins. It thus carries off the accumulat ing waste, brings into the capillaries a new tissue supply and quickly remedies the harm that has been done them in the primary congestion. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781330376966

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