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Scottish medical and surgical journal (v. 13)

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Pages: 482

Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Publisher: Date:8/4/2009 - General Books LLC

By: Unknown Author

Excerpt from book: oozing ensued through this drain, and I am glad that it was inserted. The packing was removed under chloroform, and caused some faintness. With the exception of this, progress was uninterrupted. The piece of glass removed fitted both ends of the broken tube and corresponded to the total amount of tubing which had really penetrated the abdomen. How the large vessels in this situation escaped injury is marvellous. Incidentally the mesenteric glands were observed to be much enlarged in this region : they were probably tubercular. The point is interesting from the bearing it has on the ingress of tubercle, and with reference to the statement of Koch that tubercle rarely enters through the bowel because primary intestinal tuberculosis is so rare. It is, however, no rarity incidentally to find enlarged mesenteric glands while operating in the abdomen for something else. SIALOGOGUES: THEIR THERAPEUTIC EMPLOYMENT1 By W. G. AITCHISON ROBERTSON, M.D., D.Sc., F.R.C.P.E., F.R.S.E. Lecturer on Public Health, School of Medicine of the Royal Colleges, Edinburgh THE term "sialogogue" has a quaint, old-fashioned sound about it, like that of " emmenogogue," or " galactogogue," and we are apt to think that the value of such agents as stimulate the flow of saliva, though made use of by former generations of practitioners, is practically nil, and that the members of this group of drugs ought to be relegated to the period of the stone pill or the powdered spider. I hope, however, to be able to show that these drugs have a very distinct pharmacological action, and that we may take advantage therapeutically of the increased flow of saliva which they stimulate. I would, however, by no means laud the virtues of saliva to the extent that a near namesake of mine did in a work which r...  

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