The study of medicine, Volumen 5

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Página 105 - The old man kept his vow in never taking a second wife himself, but he delighted in tending his son's children, and when his daughter-in-law used to interfere, saying, that it was not the occupation of a man, he was wont to reply, that he had promised to the great Master of Life, if his child was spared, never to be proud, like the other Indians.
Página 104 - She died on the third day, after she had given birth to a boy. The husband was inconsolable, and vowed, in his anguish, never to take another woman to wife ; but his grief was soon in some degree absorbed in anxiety for the fate of his infant son. To preserve its life, he descended to the office of a nurse, so degrading in the eyes of a Chipewyan, as partaking of the duties of a woman.
Página 450 - Henry), and another inquiry was made, some few hours afterwards by one of the most experienced surgeons in London, whether the bladder contained any urine or not, when it appeared clearly that there was none. The patient sat up in bed and conversed as usual, complaining of some nausea, but of nothing material in his own view; and I remember that his friends expressed their surprise that so much importance should be attached to so little apparent illness. The patient's pulse was somewhat slower than...
Página 217 - The body, in its doubled state, being too large to pass through the pelvis, and the uterus, pressing upon its inferior extremities which are the only parts capable of being moved, they are forced gradually lower, making room as they are pressed down for the reception of some other part into the cavity of the uterus which they have evacuated, until the body, turning as it were upon its own axis, the breech of the child is expelled, as in an original presentation of that part...
Página 104 - A young Chipewyan had separated from the rest of his band for the purpose of trenching beaver when his wife, who was his sole companion and in her first pregnancy, was seized with the pains of labour. She died on the third day after she had given birth to a boy. The husband was inconsolable and vowed in his anguish never to take another woman to wife, but his grief was soon in some degree absorbed in anxiety for the fate of his infant son. To preserve its life he descended to the office of nurse,...
Página 120 - As man rises in education and moral feeling he proportionately rises in the power of self-restraint; and consequently as he becomes deprived of this wholesome law of discipline he sinks into self-indulgence and the brutality of savage life. The passions may be aroused by the language, appearance, or dress of the opposite sex. A word spoken without any impure intent is often construed in a very different sense by one whose passions color the thought, and is made to convey an impression entirely unlike...
Página 38 - Ina natural evacuation of blood, viz. menstruation, it is neither similar to blood taken from a vein of the same person, nor to that which is extravasated by accident in any other part of the same person, nor to that which is extravasated by accident in any other part of the body, but is a species of blood changed, separated, or thrown off from the common mass by an action of the vessels of the uterus similar to that of secretion, by which action the blood loses the principle of coagulation, and,...
Página 449 - A very corpulent robust farmer, of about fifty-five years of age, was seized with a rigor, which induced him to send for his apothecary. He had not made water, it appeared, for twenty-four hours ; but there was no pain, no sense of weight in the loins, no distension in any part of the abdomen...
Página 36 - if any were visited with the falling sickness, madness, gout, leprosy, or any such dangerous disease, which was likely to be propagated from the father to the son, he was instantly gelded: a woman kept from all company of men; and if by chance, having some such disease, she were found to be with child, she with her brood were buried alive": and this was done for the common good, lest the whole nation should be injured or corrupted.
Página 414 - DO purpose : for the swelling still increased and became firmer ; the face and general form were emaciated, the breathing was laborious, the discharge of urine small, and the appetite intractable : till at length these threatening symptoms were followed by a succession of sudden and excruciating pains, that by the domestics, who were not prepared for their appearance...

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