The New England Journal of Medicine and Surgery and the Collateral Branches of Science
in large quantities were given, and the patient was put upon a generous diet. In a short time his health was improved, the discharge diminished, and the edges of the wound were considerably united, so that in nine weeks from the operation, the stump was healed, excepting in three places, about the size of a small pea, from which there was a pretty copious discharge, for two months longer, of pus and serum. This however abated, and in a short time yielded so far to friction, compresses and the
... ompresses and the application of cold water, that at the expiration of fnc months, there was only a small opening, from which a few drops of scrum were discharged every day. About, this time the patient began to bear more weight on that leg, and by the assistance of a half boot which supported his ankle, he was soon enabled to stand and walk with firmness, ease and security. At first he was compelled to use a crutch, and hernow makes use of a cane, though he can walk tolerably well without one. The last opening closed a few weeks after he began to walk, so that the cicatrix is now firm in every part. His health is much better than it has been for five years.