"If you are dependent on something you want to become independent. The half-way-house is about enabling and creating an environment where there is a positive addiction - an addiction to improvement and personal development. So that people can succeed in their real-life circumstances." This is what I heard over a wonderful dinner. I was subject to narrative medicine in action. And I decided to share this story with you!
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. 1871 Excerpt: ...marvellous effects of this juice in cancer. The patient is a married woman, aged thirty-eight, who Buffered, according to the author's diagnosis, from carcinomatous ulceration of the rectum and cervix uteri. After having controlled the uterine hcumorrhage with perchloride of iron, Dr. D'Arpem was in doubt as to the treatment of the malignant ulceration, when he heard of the views of Professor Sohiff on the subject. The latter had for some time advocated the use of gastric and pancreatic juice in cancer. Being applied to, the professor furnished the author with artificial gastric juice, and advised injections into the rectum or about seven fluid drachms of the juice daily. Much pain was experienced from the first injection, but this was lessened by the use of some almond oil. The seven drachms were now divided into three parts, injected separately three times a day. This was continued for twenty days, when considerable improvement had taken place, both as regards the rectum and the womb. The patient was now so well as to be able to perform a journey with her husband, and on her return the cicatrisation of the ulcer was complete. She had continued the enemata at longer intervals during her absence, and she now presented all the outward signs of health. Such are the facts related by the author. If the diagnosis were perfectly reliable, we might harbor the hope that the specific for cancer has been found. But the case is isolated, and does not present the proper guarantees as to diagnosis. Nor is it likely that numerous trials will be made in the same direction. INVESTIGATIONS BESPE0TINO NORMAL AND PATHOLOGICAL LOCAL TEMPERATURE. Dr. Jacobson, of Konigsberg, relates, in Tirchow's Archiv, vol. 51, second part, a series of experiments upon animals, by moans of th...
This book surveys the normal obstetrics encountered in primary care and serves as a practical guide to the evaluation and management of common prenatal, peripartum and postpartum complications. Thoroughly revised and updated,Obstetrics in Family Medicine, Second Edition, addresses the major issues and problems related to each stage and outlines management protocols. It provides critical information about physical and ultrasound examinations, laboratory tests, drug toxicities, and screening techniques and highlights new and emerging areas of obstetrical care, such as prenatal testing protocols, treatment options for HIV in pregnancy and antenatal monitoring. Key points for each topic are summarized in tabular form for quick reference and diagnostic flow charts illuminate all aspects of the decision-making process. Concise and clinically oriented, this book is designed to help primary and family medicine physicians improve the quality of women's health care.
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