Treatise On Therapeutics

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cases of scarlatina treated by bleeding, and afterward proceeding exactly and numerically, we have no right to say any more than, " I have 183 cases in which scarlatina was treated by bleeding, etc., with this or that result," ...
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cases of scarlatina treated by bleeding, and afterward proceeding exactly and numerically, we have no right to say any more than, " I have 183 cases in which scarlatina was treated by bleeding, etc., with this or that result," etc., which, as we see, is merely one fact. This fact might, it is true, form the basis for a medical conclusion, but the numerists do not wish that. We may therefore treat their pretended observations as we have just treated that of Dewar, and show how sterile is this abundance of facts, and how trifling the rigor of exact physicians. We repeat it, then: of all eruptive fevers, scarlatina is that which is least adapted to antiphlogistic treatment. It is the most likely of all to put on the malignant form; the most irregular; it gives the least opportunity for prediction; it is the most concealed, the most fertile in organic alterations and consecutive cacochymies. The remittency of its fever of invasion, the irregularity of the period of eruption and the variability of its other phenomena, the dangerous attack it makes upon the life and the plasticity of the blood, the extraordinary fulminant manner of its stroke, which in certain cases renders it fatal within ten hours of its invasion, and finally, several other marks pointed out in the preceding lines, are so many indications of the class of affections which generally reject antiphlogistic treatment. Section III. Antiphlogistic Treatment in Chronic Diseases. We pointed out at the beginning of this chapter the circumstances which may call for the use of antiphlogistic treatment in chronic diseases; we say the circumstances, in order to show that bloodletting is entirely circumstantial or accessory in such cases. The existence of fever and phlegmasia in a chronic disease is not enough to call for ...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781116704105
  • Publisher: BiblioBazaar
  • Publication date: 11/13/2009
  • Pages: 310
  • Product dimensions: 0.75 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

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