Hand-book for the military surgeon

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R. Clarke, 1861 - 124 pàgines
 

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Pàgina 9 - The medical director of the division, after consultation with the quartermaster general, distributes the medical officers and hospital attendants at his disposal, to the depots and active ambulances. He will send officers and attendants, when practicable, to the active ambulances, to relieve the wounded who require treatment before being removed from the ground. He will see that the depots and ambulances are provided with the necessary apparatus, medicines and stores. He will take post and render...
Pàgina 113 - When the broken bone injures the artery and gives rise to an aneurism, the treatment is to be first of the fracture and then of the aneurism, as soon as circumstances render it advisable or necessary to have recourse to the operation for aneurism...
Pàgina 93 - No injury of the head is too slight to be despised or too great to be despaired of...
Pàgina 113 - They are liable to all the difficulties and inconveniences attendant on the old operation of aneurism. If a case of the kind should occur in a popliteal or femoral aneurism, situated at or below where the artery passes between the triceps and the bone, amputation, if it can be done low down, will be the best remedy. If the aneurism should have formed higher up, and the opening can be closed with any prospect of its healing ; a ligature may be placed upon the artery above it; but on the recurrence...
Pàgina 4 - ... a canvas bed similar to the present stretcher, and of two poles each sixteen feet long, to be made in sections, with head and foot pieces constructed to act as stretchers to keep the poles apart.
Pàgina 86 - If the wound can neither be seen nor felt, it will be sufficient for the moment to provide for the free discharge of any extravasated or effused matters which may require removal. 16. A dilatation or enlargement of a wound in the abdomen should never take place, unless in connection with something within the cavity rendering it necessary. 17.
Pàgina 31 - In all constitutions, robust as well as delicate, under all circumstances, the result is the same. In the very worst cases, when the strength of the patient is almost exhausted, after the whole range of remedies has been tried in vain, the disease running its course swiftly and surely to a fatal issue...
Pàgina 4 - He will ascertain who are present at sunrise, and sunset, and tattoo, and report absentees. 1122. . . .At surgeon's call the sick then in the companies will be conducted to the hospital by the first sergeants, who will each hand to the surgeon, in his company book, a list of all the sick of the company, on which the surgeon shall state who are to remain or go into hospital ; who are to return to quarters as sick or convalescent ; what duties the convalescents in quarters are capable of ; what cases...
Pàgina 111 - No operation is tS be performed on any artery unless it bleeds at the moment of its performance, inasmuch as hemorrhage once suppressed may never return. 4. The intervention of muscular fibres, or of whole muscles, is not a sufficient reason for tying the artery at a distant part- They...
Pàgina 114 - When mortification has continued for several days, and is spreading without having once stopped, the constitution of the patient being implicated as marked by fever, amputation should not be performed until the mortification has been arrested and the line of separation has been well formed. In many cases, where there is great weakness...

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