Reports of Medical and Surgical Practice in the Hospitals of Great Britain

1873 BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)  
ing nearly to the costal cartilages on the right side, its edge passing down to the umbilicus; and, from'that point, it extended for about three inches to the left of the middle line. The ribs were slightly everted; the lungs were normal ; there was forcible cardiac pulsation about an inch and a half above and onie inch to the inner side of the left nipple. The cardiac sounds were norinal. The stomach extended almost to the left nipple. The spleen and liver were normal. She had never
more » ... ad never menstruated. Dr. Sawyer, then resident-physician, diagnosed fecal accumulation, and, on the evening of her admission, explored the rectum, and, with a scoop, brought away masses of foecal matter, imbedded in which were a large number of cherry-stones. She was ordered a pill containing one-third of a grain of Socotrine aloes, half a grain of extract of hyoscyamus, and one-third of a grain of extract of nux vomica,
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