The Cyclopaedia of Practical Medicine; Comprising Treatises on the Nature and Treatment of Diseases, Materia Medica and Therapeuties, Medical Jurispru

The Cyclopaedia of Practical Medicine; Comprising Treatises on the Nature and Treatment of Diseases, Materia Medica and Therapeuties, Medical Jurispru

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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. 1833 edition. Excerpt: ...who have short necks and are subject to habitual constipation, the diathesis justly termed apoplectic. Persons, however, of a thin habit and slender make, with long neck and pallid countenance, and especially if such individuals are intelligent, are also under certain circumstances predisposed to cerebral affections, particularly when labouring under disease of the heart. An hereditary tendency to fulness in the head and diseases of the brain may be reckoned among the predisposing causes. Hypertrophy of the heart, particularly of the left ventricle, is a very common predisposing and sometimes exciting cause. The celebrated Malpighi died of an inflammatory affection of the brain, attributed to hypertrophy of the heart, from which he had long suffered. Disease of the heart acts either by impeding the regular return of the blood from the head, or causing the blood to be propelled with excessive impetus towards the brain; the latter takes place more particularly when the hypertrophy is produced by obstruction in the aorta beyond the origin of the carotid arteries. Inflammation of the lungs, phthisis, and asthma act in the same manner in producing cerebritis, though these diseases are less powerful exciting causes than those of the heart. There is a great predisposition in phthisis to sudden attacks of inflammation of the brain or its membranes; the patient is all at once seized with intense headach and violent delirium, ending sometimes in confirmed mania, and it is very remarkable that the pulmonic symptoms, howsoever severe, have often in such cases suddenly disappeared, and have not returned until the attack in the head had subsided, the two affections thus alternating the one with the other. It cannot be said in every case that the cough and...show more

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  • Paperback | 802 pages
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  • English
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  • 1236565789
  • 9781236565785