The Teaching of Climatology in Medical Schools

ROBERT DE C. WARD
1897 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
the neck, trunk and extremities : constant vigilance and occasional twitchings of face and legs. Death on the fourteenth dav. Autopsy: Much edema of the pia. When the calvarium was removed the brain looked as if covered with a thick layer of wine jelly. Cask V. Temperature 110°. Temperature fell quickly to 102°under ice-cold packs and sponging. He was then wrapped in blankets and rubbed vigorously. The temperature fell further to 99°, but rose again to 103°in the evening. There were several
more » ... re were several severe convulsions. There was moderate fever for several days, but no further untoward symptoms. Case VI. 110°. Death in four hours. Convulsions. Case VII. 111°. Moribund. Cask VIII. 102°. Ice bath at the station. Convulsions, otherwise quick and uninterrupted recovery. Case IX. Temperature 109°. Was left in cold bath until the temperature reached normal. On removal the temperature continued to fall, reaching 93.(i°. During the next two weeks the man was very weak, delirious at times, and the temperature normal or subnormal. On August 26th he was unable to walk alone, and the. gait was utaxic ; the muscles were flabby, knee-jerks present. Through September he was confined to the bed, but gradually recovered his strength and on October 8th he could walk alone. Case X. Temperature 109.5°. Was placed in an ice bath and kept there until the temperature reached 102.5°. After removal the temperature fell lower, to 98.0°. Dur-
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