First lines of the practice of physic

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Bell & Bradfute, 1808

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Page 223 - I have had instances," he says, "of a disease which, though evidently arising from the chin-cough contagion, never put on any other form than that of a common catarrh.
Page 63 - IN a certain view, almost the whole of the diseases of the human body might be called NERVOUS...
Page 312 - Restraining the anger and violence of madmen is always necessary for preventing their hurting themselves or others: but this restraint is also to be considered as a remedy.
Page 329 - Melancholia ; but when an anxious fear and despondency arises from a mistaken judgment with respect to other circumstances than those of health, and more especially when the person is at the same time without any dyspeptic symptoms, every one will readily allow this to be a disease widely different from both dyspepsia and Hypochondriasis, and it is what I would strictly name Melancholia. " In this there seems little difficulty ; but as an exquisitely melancholic temperament may induce a torpor and...
Page 278 - I think it probable, that in most cases the proximate cause of this disease is some fault in the assimilatory powers, or in those employed in converting alimentary matters into the proper animal fluids.
Page 46 - The proximate cause of catarrh seems to be an increased afflux of fluids to the mucous membrane of the nose, fauces, and bronchiae, along with some degree of inflammation affecting these parts.
Page 293 - Another circumstance, commonly attending delirium, is a very unusual association of ideas. As, with respect to most of the affairs of common life, the ideas laid up in the memory are, in most men, associated in the same manner ; so, a very unusual association, in any individual, must prevent his forming the ordinary judgment of those relations which are the most common foundation of association in the memory; and, therefore, this unusual, and commonly hurried association of ideas, usually is, and...
Page 134 - Such persons are particularly attentive to the state of their own health, to every the smallest change of feeling in their bodies ; and from any unusual feeling, perhaps of the slightest kind, they apprehend great danger, and even death itself. In respect to all these feelings and apprehensions, there is commonly the most obstinate belief and persuasion.
Page 328 - Hypochondriasis I would consider as being always attended with dyspeptic symptoms ; and though there may be, at the same time, an anxious melancholic fear arising from the feeling of these symptoms, yet while this fear is only a mistaken judgment with respect to the state of the...
Page 63 - NEUROSES, all those preternatural affections of sense or motion which are without pyrexia, as a part of the primary disease ; and all those which do not depend upon a topical affection of the organs, but upon a more general affection of the nervous system, and of those powers of the system upon which sense and motion more espedaily depend.

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