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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exist in the larynx and trachea; and this is best done by bloodletting; we should open a vein in the arm, while the patient is sustained in a sitting posture, with his feet immersed in warm water and the blood allowed to flow until a sensible effect is produced on the pulse, or a tend = ency to syncape is produced; sometimes it will not be necessary to bleed but once, generally however it will be found necessary to repeat the bleeding.

It should be repeated if necessary until a permanent impression is made on the system. When we are called to a case of this disease early in its progress we may put a stop to the inflammation without resorting to the lancet; by immersing the patient in a tub of warm

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