Editorials and Medical Intelligence

1845 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
return his face had become completely blue, and even darker than that of the worst cholera, to the great surprise of those who saw him. An old experienced physician visited him out of curiosity, and admitted that he had never seen such a case before. Stagnation of the blood in the capillaries, and even gangrene, occasionally follows bad fevers, and other debilitating diseases, or it may be consequent on old age, or the peculiar morbific operation of ergot ; but cases of partial and temporary
more » ... al and temporary stagnation, like the present, 1 am inclined to think are very rare. Dr. Graves notices a consequence somewhat similar to the above, which followed a fever, of a very severe type, in Dublin, in which the nose, toes and fingers became blue and painful, but unaccompanied with tingling or swelling ; there was desquamation of the part, and a surrounding red margin or line of demarcation. These cases all terminated fatally. He also mentions a rase of blueness of the fingers, arising from long and scholar, a philanthropist, and a faithful divine, is the following:-" And, ffeiulcmeii, permit me to say in conclusion, that the recognition of Divine Providence, which I now urge upon your notice, is not a simple confession of his existence, and goodness, and power. It is an humble submission to his claims. It is a consecration of your lives to bis service. Let it not i,e your condemnation that light has come into the world, but grate-'""y receive and follow its brightness. It will present to you a most intimate and interesting connection between the present and future world. It will guide your feet in paths of peace; it will teach you to derive all the importance of time from eternity; it will dart its effulgence through the
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