Indigestion by John Beadnell Gill


John Beadnell Gill
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This is an OCR edition without illustrations or index. It may have numerous typos or missing text. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from You can also preview excerpts from the book there. Purchasers are also entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Original Published by: Blakiston in 1883 in 249 pages; Subjects: History / General; Juvenile Nonfiction / Science & Nature / Anatomy & Physiology; Law / General; Law / Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice; Law / International; Law / Reference; Literary Collections / Essays; Science / Life Sciences / Anatomy & Physiology; Travel / Essays & Travelogues;

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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. 1883. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXIV. CASES. Case Vil.—Vesical Calculi, the result of Indigestion.—E. W., aged four years, a dispensary patient, fell under treatment on October 1st, 1876. My little client was a strumous member of a strumous family. Her mother died of phthisis a few months after her birth. Her digestion had been, from infancy, weak. Attendants had considered that she was suffering from inflammation of the bladder. A paroxysm of pain occurring during my first visit, I separated the labia externa, and disclosed to view a stone that presented at the orifice of the urethra. On October 17th, I, seconded by Dr. Allen Duke, of Dover, proceeded to operate. Having rapidly dilated the urethra, I grasped the presenting calculus with a pair of long forceps and removed it. I then passed my left forefinger into the bladder for the purpose of thoroughly exploring the viscus. To my surprise, I discovered two other calculi, each suspended from the fundus of the organ by a pellicle of mucous membrane. These I, after expending some little trouble, succeeded in grasping and removing. The child made a rapid recovery; kind ladyvisitors having supplied her with nourishment, light and suitable. I gave strict injunctions in regard to her future dieting—injunctions which, as far as the Kmited nature of the resources of the fathei would permit, were satisfactorily carried out. The portions of calculi preserved amounted in the aggregate to a drachm and a half in weight. To this must be added the quantity of debris lost during the performance of the operation; also a number of pieces begged from me by the child's friends. The total original weight of calculous material probably reached two drachms. The stones were of the phosphatic variety. Within four months of the date of performance of...

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