Remarks on the History and Treatment of Delirium Tremens John Ware

ISBN: 9781230321868

Published: September 12th 2013

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Remarks on the History and Treatment of Delirium Tremens  by  John Ware

Remarks on the History and Treatment of Delirium Tremens by John Ware
September 12th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 18 pages | ISBN: 9781230321868 | 3.58 Mb

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1831 edition. Excerpt: ... lirium Tremens.MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher.

Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1831 edition. Excerpt: ... lirium Tremens. Uniformity is, however, so much more important than significance of nomenclature, that it seems not desirable to attempt to substitute a new name for that now in general use. The termination of a paroxysm of Delirium Tremens is always, as has been already mentioned, by a profound sleep, and no cessation of the delirium or other symptoms is to be regarded as indicating a favorable close of the disease, unless it have been preceded by it.

Sleep, however, is not always to be regarded as indicating the speedy termination of the paroxysm, since it is not uncommon for patients to sleep a little, --from a few minutes to an hour, for instance, --on each day of the delirium- and this is more likely to happen when the attack takes place in the course of some other disease. Lucid intervals are not common, but they sometimes occur, and so far as a few cases can go towards establishing a general principle, we are to regard them, when occurring before the regular termination of the paroxysm, as unfavorable indications.

Two cases only, however, of this kind have fallen under my observation, and I do not recollect that any others have been recorded. In the first, the disease began with convulsions, which were repeated during the first twelve hours. On the second morning, without having slept at all, the patient had a perfectly rational interval of considerable duration, and talked with his friends and attendants in a manner which would have led no one to suspect him of having labored under any alienation of mind.

In a few hours, however, the delirium returned, and he died in about forty-eight hours from the first attack of convulsions. In the second case, the disease, though finally assuming all the peculiar symptoms of Delirium Tremens,



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