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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pulse: the quality of pulse which principally it is hardness, yet there may be exceptions to this, as we sometimes find a hard pulse naturally exist. “This harness may coexist with a large or a small a slow or a frequent pulse.” The effects produced by loss of blood may be next mentioned; those produced upon the pulse are various; if it is fall and hard, the effect will be a reduction and softening: if slow and [illegible] it wll be increased in frequency; when tense and corded, it may become full and soft. –

These various effects upon the condition of the containing vessels. As well as upon the state of the circulating fluid.

One of the first effects produced upon the general system, cause by a defective supply of blood to the brain. By blood letting we may often allay pain, produces [illegible] relieve

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