Army Medical Intelligence

1861 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
almost imperceptible, burr or roughness at the first sound of the heart. The second sound was normal. Two weeks afterwards, palpitation and dyspnoea had become troublesome, and the legs were much swollen. The roughness of the first sound had now become very decided, but no other abnormal sound, from either heart or lungs, was detected. The stomach and bowels seemed to do their duty, though the latter were a little sluggish, and the appetite was not as good as' it had been. The urine was
more » ... e urine was examined, and both nitric acid and heat threw down a good deal of albumen. Tincture of squills was given as a diuretic, and acted admirably, increasing greatly the secretion of urine, which had been decidedly scant, and lessening in a marked manner the oedema of the legs. The fluid extract of veratrum viride was
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