A Case of Quadruple Birth

1855 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
vigor has yielded beneath the influence of want or chronic disease, in the aged, or the young grown prematurely old by over-application or constitutional decay, and in the dissipated, whose physical constitution is as degraded as their moral attributes. In all such cases, the paralyzing influence of this agent on a fatty, feeble heart may be feared, and its use should be avoided. With the precautions we have insisted on, the administration of chloroform will prove a blessing ; without them, its
more » ... ; without them, its abuse threatens to be a curse.-London Lancet.
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