Case of Aortic Embolism

J. Reid
1873 BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)  
540 THE BRITISH MEDICAL 7OURNAL. [Nov. 8, I873. latter well brushed, rinsing the hands in a weak solution of carbolic acid or Condy's fluid, especially after attending a case of infectious disease; and, whenever convenienit, the hands and nails should be attended to before examining a labour case. It is a matter for some consideration whether too much has not been expected from individual remedies; possibly, when the nature of fever poison becomes more clearly demonstrated, as also the several
more » ... s also the several actions of the various disintectants, by a happy combination of them in the same way that we should prescribe a full purge, corroborative evidence would abundantly spring up, and convert the process of disinfection into a science, instead of theory and speculation, and were it for no other reason than simply to promote cleanliness, strict observance of the patient, also the comfort of those in attendance, especiallv the amount of confidence and justifiable feeling of security felt by surrrounding relations and friends. Even as faith will often save a patient's life, it will produce a less susceptibility to the poison, and thus ensure a greater immunity from danger by removing that fear which is so disastrous to both sick and healthy. b CASE OF AORTIC EMBOLISM.
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