A Treatise on the practice of medicine v.1, Volume 1

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Lippincott, Grambo, and Company, 1855

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Page 478 - As seen in the mouth, the eruption at first consists of whitish or yellowish blisters varying in size from that of a mustard seed to that of a bean.
Page 245 - The exception respecting the employment of children, young persons, and women between the hours of eight in the morning and eight in the evening...
Page 543 - The philosophy of this bath is thus explained : — The soles of the feet and the palms of the hands are extremely sensitive, having abundance of nerves, as we find if we tickle them. If the feet are put often into hot water, they will become habitually cold, and make one more or less delicate and nervous. On the other hand, by rubbing the feet often in cold water, they will become permanently warm. A...
Page 418 - ... maligna, a name which is applied to certain cases of extreme violence, in which the system is at once overwhelmed by the force of the disease, or in which the symptoms evince an extraordinary degree of weakness and want of vital power. The disease begins with shivering, lassitude, headache, a frequent pulse, a hot dry skin, a flushed face, thirst, loss of appetite, and a furred tongue. Shortly after the appearance of the febrile symptoms, the throat begins to feel irritable...
Page 411 - In mild forms of the disease nothing more is requisite than to keep the patient on a low diet, attend to the state of the bowels, and prevent exposure to cold, which is best accomplished by keeping him in bed with the ordinary warmth to which he is accustomed in health. If the chest symptoms become urgent, they must be treated according to their nature.
Page 101 - A disease, in my opinion, how prejudicial soever its causes may be to the body, is no more than a vigorous effort of Nature to throw off the morbific matter, and thus recover the patient.
Page 512 - Wood, * offers every possible variety in degree, character, and duration. The pain runs through all the grades which intervene between a slight sensation of uneasiness and unsupportable agony. It may be dull, aching, heavy, sharp, pungent, throbbing, grinding, or lancinating. It may be continued or paroxysmal, remittent or intermittent, and regular or irregular in its recurrence. It may come in flashes, and as suddenly disappear ; or may continue a long time with little variation.
Page 428 - 12 to 18 inches in length, and from a quarter of an inch to an inch " or more in diameter. Combined with the usual sweetness of " liquurice root, this variety has a feebly bitter taste.
Page 590 - Chronic Enteritis," we find that " occasionally false membranes are discharged, and, in some rare instances, tubes of considerable length, obviously the result of a plastic inflammation, throwing out coagulable lymph upon the surface of the mucous membrane." Dr. Gumming, of Edinburgh, has given an account of a peculiar variety of pseudo-membranous inflammation of the bowels (quoted by Wood). In this variety Dr. Simpson used Arsenic, a remedy homoeopathic to the disease ; and Dr. Gumming used tar...
Page 513 - ... mental inquietude, and by the contact of acids or other irritant substances. Neuralgic toothache sometimes persists, with intervals of exemption, for a great length of time. The diagnosis is occasionally difficult. When, however, it occurs in sound teeth, is paroxysmal in its character, is attended with little or no swelling of the external parts, occupies a considerable portion of the jaw, and especially when it alternates or is associated with pain of the same character in other parts of the...

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