Therapeutic Memoranda

1877 BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)  
face. In a few seconds more, the movements of thy chest and abdomen were scarcely perceptible, and the face, which had till now been ofgood colour, began to be blanched. The inhaler was at once removed ; but the pulse now began to fail, and was soon scarcely perceptible at the wrist, though the heart was easily felt beating against the chest-wall. The pillow was pulled from under the head, and the chin thrown forcibly upwards by pressure behind the angles of the lower jaw. The muscles seemed to
more » ... be fully relaxed, and the surface quite insensitive. The case looked exactly like one of syncope from chloroform, and I expected to have to resort to artificial respiration. On flipping the chest and face, however, with a cold wet towel, slight inspirations were taken, and very soon the head was moved, colour returned to the face,
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