This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 Excerpt: ...many careful clinicians, that in the treatment of typhoid fever by certain of the antiseptics, to be hereafter mentioned, results invariably better have been obtained than those by either the expectant or the expectant-symptomatic method alone. A few of these antiseptics offer such promising results, largely through their power of destroying the toxic alkaloids and the germs producing them, that one or more of them would be well worth trial as a routine treatment in typhoid fever, did we not have in the early application of the Brand method a plan of treatment which, it would appear, may be depended upon to furnish better results in all cases than any other. Although it is impossible to investigate the Brand method without being satisfied as to its great superiority, unfortunately, at the present time, it is difficult of application in private practice, both because of lack of convenience and attendants for its successful operation, and on account of the prejudices of those near the patient, who cannot but look upon the cold bath in cases of illness as barbarous in the extreme, if not actually homicidal. Were conveniences at hand, and attendants upon whom one could depend, a few days' application of the method would probably convince the most skeptical of its harmlessness and beneficence. But with trained attendants lacking, even did the ingenuity of the physician overcome the B difficulty of lack of portable bathing contrivances, it would require not only great resolution on his part to master the family prejudices, but willingness and o. 3 ability to sacrifice much time and comfort in constant m j personal attendance on the patient, in order that the ro? method might be pursued with that eye to the mi- m c nutiae so necessary for success. For these ...
|Book:||The Treatment of Typhoid Fever|
|Author:||David Denison Stewart|
|Number of Pages:||00026|
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