The Channel Island of Jersey, Guernesey, Alderney, Serk, Herm Et Jethou

The Channel Island of Jersey, Guernesey, Alderney, Serk, Herm Et Jethou

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ...the physician to pause before resuming the lancet. In short, inflammation here generally assumes the form called congestive or sub-acute--a term first appropriately used by the late distinguished Dr. Armstrong, --and here peculiarly apposite. Imust, however, make an observation that still further elucidates this point: it is, that pure cellular or serous inflammation is less frequent in Jersey than that affecting the mucous and fibrous membranes. The bearing of this remark upon the present subject will be at once understood by the scientific reader. However, it must be confessed that the cause of this singularity is to be in part explained upon the well known pathological principle, " that the severity of acute inflammation is proportional to the constitutional vigour of the sick: " and I believe that, both among the natives and residents of Jersey, we should look in vain for the hale and robust bodily stamina that distinguish the rural population of England. But as, in the ordinations of Providence, every evil is counterbalanced by its opposing good, so here, that less vigorous enjoyment of rude and boisterous health, is perhaps more than compensated to the Jerseyman, by his comparative immunity from the sanguine diathesis that lays the foundation of inflammatory diseases in their most acute and painful forms; and that leads so often elsewhere to permanent lesions in the moving powers by attacks of paralysis; or to the sudden extinction of life by fits of apoplexy. g On the subject of vesaniae or mental diseases, it is diflicult to arrive at very accurate comparative results. I believe, however, that here again the advantage is greatly in favour of Jersey. In the year 1823, I visited the great asylum for the pauper lunatics of the West...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236543815
  • 9781236543813