Waring Historical Library Inaugural Theses

The 1,858 inaugural medical theses in the Waring Historical Library collection are, in the words of John Harley Warner, "one of the finest extant collections of antebellum American medical theses."

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[On cynanche trachealis]

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progressively increases in violence, until at last the dyspnea becomes irrepressibly distre = ssing. The countenance, and motions, of the little patient, indicate the utmost degree of anguish and suffering; he sits up in bed and his struggles for breath are fri = ghtful; he throws his eyes around him as if imploring relief, when he lies down, he throws his head backward, and his mouth is kept open; the face is of a pale livid hue, his eyes are protruded and half clos = ed, his lips purple, his surface now bec = omes cold and clammy; death soon puts a stop to the patients sufferings.

Causes. _ One of the predisposing causes of Cynanche Trachealis seems to be hereditary; From the fact, that some families of child = ren will contract the disease by the slightest

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