A Synopsis of a Three Months' Service in the Gynecological Department of the Boston City Hospital

1901 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
evacuations from the bowels with complete relaxation of the sphincter ani, which excluded any help from nutrient enemata. During this time it became impossible, such was the resistance of the patient, to administer hypodermic doses of strychnia. All avenues of feeding and stimulation were cut off, oxygen alone could be kept up, and even this had lost its effect. Every effort to save her seemed in vain. Death was impending, and the case more than ever hopeless. April 25. After 9 a.m. the patient
more » ... 9 a.m. the patient allowed us to resume the injections of strychnia, which we had been giving in doses of 5L gr. every 2 hours, and peptonized milk, with a few drops of bovinine were taken and retained to the amount of 1 teaspoonful every hour. The pulse could again be counted, became more regular, and fell to 120 by 11 a.m. The temperature was 103°, and the pulse even as low as 96, varying between that and 116. Once more hope revived, and a third dose of antitoxin, 10 cc,-this time Pasteur's,was injected at 11 a.m. After this dose there was, as after the
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