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Australian Medical Journal: (August, 1872)


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About three liters of urine was drained through the catheter, with a marked reduction in the size and tenderness of the swelling. A scalpel puncture was first made in the center of the diaphragm, which was tensioned by pressure on the hypogastrium. Surgeon of the Institute of Eye and Ear Disorders, Surgeon of the Benevolent Asylum.

An incision was made over the swelling, which was found to be located between the periosteum of the orbit and the connective tissue investing the eye muscles. When the bandage was removed the following day, another cyst protruded and was removed. The eyeball protruded so that the back of the globe was in front of the rim.

Yet the effect on the position of the eye was almost nil, while considerable constitutional disturbances followed. The thanks of the meeting were given in full to the authors of the various magazines and the exhibitors.


  • The Cause or Causes of Diphtheria
  • Its general and local aspect, including the sanitary conditions where it has occurred
  • Its progress in various stages
  • The treatment 5. The result
  • Its relation to other diseases
  • Its contagious or infectious character
  • The best remedy

August, did more than look through the 12 pages that contained the opinion of the commission. Sir,—Since writing the few remarks which you were good enough to insert for me in the last number of the Australian Medical. McCrea must admit that his general proposition of the origin of the disease cannot be sustained by such scanty evidence.

The evidence adduced to prove the existence of the disease in Melbourne, since 1857, is equally inconsistent. In a report of the vital statistics of Tasmania (just published, 1872), by the colonial government, it is stated that. Croup was very prevalent during the previous two years; but the writer of the Tasmanian report referred to, Dr.

But in passing it may be noted that the usually supposed action of the potash salt is not the true one. The modus operandi of many of the neutral salts can easily be explained in the same way. Sir,—I have just obtained from the State Printing Office a copy of the evidence given by the medical men examined on oath before the Diphtheria Commission.

Sanderson is a professor of practical physiology at University College and heads the recently established Brown Institution. Nevertheless, when they were discovered, there were certain signs of the onset of the disease that ultimately destroyed life. The authors said they found a change in the coat of the small arteries and capillaries in such patients.

Opinions differ on the gloss or hypothesis added to the fact of the muscle hypertrophy. In addition, in some specimens, in addition to the binding elements, the other fabrics had also changed, so that the whole was hardly recognizable. The latter showed a rare sagacity, but the pathology that wanted to be added to them was of the most rotten description.


All of their specimens had been soaked in glycerin and camphor water, and the result was that the fibers of the connective tissue layer had become so swollen with the absorbed fluid that beyond a certain kind of visible structure the whole appeared structureless. At the same special meeting, it was decided "that the interest from the permanent fund should be spent on the care of the widows and orphans of legally qualified physicians, who had subscribed to the fund three years prior to application". Your committee draws the particular attention of the profession to this resolution, which has been reached after much deliberation and is based on the principle that the families of those who contributed to raising the fund should be entitled to a.

It was also believed that by thus limiting disposition of the fund, many medical practitioners who had not yet supported the Society could be encouraged to enroll. It will of course be understood that the current subscriptions will continue to be available during each year, as before, for the ordinary purposes of the Association. Thanks to the energetic efforts of the Honorary Treasurer (Dr. Cutts), subscriptions for the year have largely increased; and as the amount embossed is not above average, a considerable balance is available for addition to the permanent fund.

It is now reasonable to assume that the Victorian Medical Benevolent Association is an established success; and is destined to be a source of pride and honor to the whole profession in years to come, and a worthy rival to the kindred societies of the elder lands. Edin., an application from the town clerk of one of Melbourne's suburbs, for a local aid grant. An amount of £5 was voted on for the urgent needs of the applicant and his family.

On the appeal of the parish clergyman, the sum of 10 pounds was voted to a fund which was being established to re-home the widow and children. CUTTS thought it best to leave any mention of his name out of the report. Girdlestone urged the Committee to be a little more liberal than they had been.

Knaggs, on behalf of the committee, was confident that not a single deserving applicant had been relieved.


The patient again expressed a cry of pain, this time continuous, during the act of forcefully pulling through the baby's head at the external opening of the vagina. I found it quite impossible to explain in my evidence that the jury could understand that this cry of pain was due to the resistance of the head in the perineum. Charlotte Ward first told me that the deceased had torn off the child's arm herself, but she later admitted that she had cut it off at her husband's instigation.

In the abdominal cavity itself there was a large amount of fluid and clotted blood. The left arm was separated from the body at the shoulder joint and there were signs of a sharp cut at the anterior end of the glenoid cavity. This sign corresponded to another sign of a sharp cut on the head of the humerus.

There were three marks of sharp cuts on the head and neck of the humerus. He continued: 'The prisoner was then present to free my wife and had grabbed hold of the child's arm. Ward wanted to put the arm back instead of cutting it off, but the prisoner said he couldn't.' This husband's evidence is an abbreviated version of the Belfast Gazette.

The witness here illustrated to His Honor what he meant.] Owing to the extreme shortness of the child's arm, it was absolutely impossible, if the arm was outside the mother's body, (as it was sworn to be the case), that operating on the child's shoulder would having caused a wound at a distance of six inches from the outer part. I believe that the pulling down of the child's remaining arm with the head was the cause of the fracture. Another reason why this is a case of rupture is that the baby's head would push in such a direction that would cause it.

Jermyn claimed in his evidence that he had removed the arm before the child's birth on three occasions.


I have seen half a dozen cases where the hand was placed even slightly above the shoulder and a detailed pull of the hand would bring it down as described. Rupture almost always results in maternal death; where the arm and umbilical cord are represented, as in this case, the child almost always dies; cutting off a hand is unjustified if the child is alive, but will not matter if the child is dead; if it was done in a moment, as the deceased's husband says, I would say it was taken off the outside; if it had been internal, and the wound had then been made, the operation should have taken much longer, as Tompkins says. In a long editorial in the issue reporting on the trial - in a mixture of chatter, flattery and bad taste - he takes everything Mr.

In accordance with the wishes of the Medical Association, a deputation, consisting of the President (Mr. Blair), Dr. Martin, received the Attorney General on the 14th, to request his disagreement with the proposed changes in Vaccination. Act. At the quarterly meeting of the Pharmaceutical Society of Victoria, held on the 2nd, Mr.

Bosisto read a paper on the preparation of the Liquor Eucalypti Globuli, and called attention to the increasing use of this preparation in Europe, as a tonic in fever. Butters, Speaker of the Assembly, formerly of this city, is the principal leader in the project. One of the daily papers in this city recently defined uterine inflammation as "inflammation of the muscular walls of the abdomen and intestines."

At a meeting of the Geelong Hospital Committee on the 7th, under consideration of the appointment of an additional night nurse and attendant, a letter was received from the surgeon, Mr. Reid, stating that such appointments were not necessary, considering the number of vagrants in the hospital who could be employed in that capacity. Avant, surgeon, of Modbury, Devonshire, to Louise, fourth daughter of the late Henry O'Hara, Esq., of Mansfield, county Cork, Ireland.


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