Cyclopaedia of the Practice of Medicine Volume 1

Cyclopaedia of the Practice of Medicine Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ... nostras, and two of the children died. It is a pertinent question here, however, whether soil infiltration and infection of the drinking-water did not contribute to produce the disease. The drinking-water was also accused in a remarkable epidemic observed during the winter season by Levier' in Beme. Youth and middle age and the male sex are most disposed to the disease, though it may occur at all periods of life. Weak stomachs and frequent intestinal catarrhs increase the predisposition. SYMPTOMATOLOGY. The inception of the disease is often sudden, especially in the night, yet disturbances of digestion may pre-exist for one 01' two days. There is loss of appetite, hebetude, malaise, even pain in the stomach, with general discomfort and feeling of anxiety. Soon now there is nausea, eructation, and violent vomiting. At first the food in the stomach is ejected, then the vomited matter is a watery mucus, colored yellow, green, or brown, with mor or less bile, sometimes of burning, of sour or bitter taste. Often diarrhoea occurs first, and remains alone without any vomiting; then follow violent pains in the bowels and copious alvine discharges, at first of the contents of the intestine, afterwards of a fluid of dark, rather brownish color. The vomiting and the diarrhoea may follow each other swiftly and violently; they may alternate with each other or exist simultaneously. The least quantity of fluid ingested causes vomiting. The number of the discharges is at first from three to five or even as many as ten or twelve in the first hour; they may, however, be fewer, or in the worse cases more numerous. The whole abdomen is very sensitive to pressure; and colic pains occur spontaneously from time to time. Many patients complain of a more

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