ON THE INTERNAL USE OF LIME IN CANCEROUS AND OTHER TUMOURS

Peter Hood
1867 The Lancet  
454 carries on each side an upright, which terminates in crutchhandles, under each shoulder ; there is, moreover, at the back of this hoop one or more bars, bearing large steel plates, that enclose the back of the chest. It is evident that, if this instrument is to act at all, it must fix and keep the shoulders, back, and pelvis in a constant and unvarying position : there can be no leaning over to one side, no turning the body. The patient must always be in the condition of one whose back and
more » ... one whose back and loins are immovable and stiff. Walking itself would be a burdensome, an almost impossible, exercise. Fortunately, however, this implement can never carry out its objects. It is impossible to fix upon the chest, back, and loins a stiff, immovable apparatus, light enough to be carried. The parts are too rounded to afford sufficient point d'appui>. and the necessity of movement is too urgent, the muscles too powerful. Anyone who has tried to hold the trunk, even of a baby, still when it was determined to move, must be aware of this fact. On the
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