Early Years and Late Reflections Volume 2

General Books, 2013 - 80 páginas
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ... Dr. Bouttatz, when at Gottingen, A. D. 1799, talked of settling as an Oculist in London, but I have long since lost sight of him, and my hope is that he may have returned to his native city; where, from having less opposition to encounter, his dexterity in performing the most delicate operations would be more sure of finding its merited reward. Before I quit the present subject of tumours, I am tempted to advert, somewhat at length, to a case which occurred in my own practice; on account not only of its appropriate interest, but because it will serve as a good example likewise of Abernethy's peculiar style of lectures, and its impression on the memory of his pupils. "What can be the cause of the dreadful situation in which you find me?" was the earnest question of a patient upon whom I was called to attend in the year 1833. "Is it a visitation of God?" "We are right," I replied, "in considering all heavy affliction as such." "About a year since," he then proceeded to say, "I was in rude health, but subject to cold extremities; and I found that, to obviate this inconvenience, Sir John Sinclair, in his 'Code of Health and Longevity, ' which I had been reading, recommended friction; and to this I accordingly had recourse every morning and evening. It happened that, upon one occasion, in rubbing the left arm, I slightly injured a mole which had always been there without occasioning the smallest previous inconvenience. From this time, however, instead of healing, it began to enlarge, until I thought it of sufficient importance to consult a surgeon, who advised my having it cut out, to which I readily assented. At first the wound, occasioned by the operation, presented no unfavourable appearance; but ere long T began to feel considerable...

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