British and foreign medico-chirurgical review Volume 51

 
9780217449779: British and foreign medico-chirurgical review Volume 51

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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ... mention that this book has been carefully and well prepared. From a physician of Dr. Bennett's reputation good work is expected, and, as we have shown, this expectation is fulfilled. The cases given are not only very instructive, but to each are attached very valuable comments--valuable, because they are evidently the result of large experience faithfully given. The drawings are good. We have, however, to make one critical remark: the scope of the work should be increased in the next edition, for, as we have pointed out, an account of hydatid, syphilitic, strumous, and even aneurysmal tumours might advantageously be given; and although these are not all tumours in the histological sense, they are clinically so. The material might be arranged in a more systematic form. We must conclude, however, by saying we have read this book with benefit and pleasure. VI.--Habershon and Ward on Liver Diseases.1 These two works are the productions of physicians who write from experience, and are addressed to the practitioner rather than to the student. They are neither systematic in their arrangement nor exhaustive in their mode of treating their subject-matter. Dr. Habershon takes in hand a practical survey of some diseases of the liver in their relations to the nerves, to the blood-vessels, and to the excretion and the excretory ducts of that organ, and adduces cases in illustration of the pathological and therapeutical doctrines he advances. Dr. Ward's treatise is more discursive and varied in its contents. Not one half of it is occupied with the consideration of hepatic diseases, the greater part being taken up with remarks on intestinal obstruction, dysentery, peritonitis, ague and its sequelae, and on malarious remittent fever, scurvy, and...

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