Cyclopaedia of the Practice of Medicine Volume 13

Cyclopaedia of the Practice of Medicine Volume 13

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: high fever and followed by temporary hemiplegia, are observed, we have therewith put the finishing touch to the general description of the clinical history. This description, however, applies only to the very pronounced and typical cases of the disease. It cannot be denied that the variations are exceedingly numerous; that, on the one hand, this or that symptom may be wanting, while on the other hand, symptoms may occupy the foreground, which will stamp the clinical history with a great resemblance to that of other known diseases. The accidental localization of the principal nodules affords a ready explanation of the fact, that certain cases present an unmistakable resemblance to sclerosis of the posterior or of the lateral columns, or to myelitis transversalis, etc. The inconstancy of often the most important symptoms, the absence of some, the occurrence of others, and the great changeableness of the clinical picture, also find a natural explanation in the great differences in the number a11d localization of the nodules in the different cases. An attempt has been made to differentiate different forms of the affection, according to the predominating localization of the disease. The most frequent form has been accordingly designated as the cerebro-spinal, because in it the nodules are found both in the brain and the cord; in contrast to it, a purely spinal form (with exclusive spinal localization) and a purely cerebral form (with exclusive cerebral localization) have also been set up. Vile shall return to this point in another place, and we shall see that in practice this sharp differentiation is, as a rule, impossible. The course of the disease is usually exceedingly slow and sluggish. A very striking improvement sometimes occurs--an...
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  • Paperback | 372 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 662g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236963547
  • 9781236963543