Frequent x-ray pictures will do much to prevent this mistake. The development of atelectasis is seen only when Hypoventilation and emboli or aspiration give rise to local bronchitis. The resulting secretions provide the obstruction necessary for its occasion. Pneumococci which give rise to viscid secretions (apparently in direct proportion to virulence) are the most usual bacteria found.
In conclusion, it is our hope that in reviewing these three important remedies by giving respectively three typical vasosclerotic case histories, we have recalled some things to mind that you may have forgotten. Remember Baryta by its history and glandular status, Secale by its peripheral vasospasm, and arteriolar sclerosis, and Aurum by the peculiar mental state and leuetic history.
In peptic ulcer with pyloric pain, great flatulence leads us to suggest, after Lycopodium, Uranium nit. As a second choice to Aethusa, where children vomit milk in large curds without hesitancy use Valerian. Many times after acute or sub-acute gastro-enteric inflammation, we need a true digestive tonic. You will find satisfaction in Vanadium.