Gracefulness; A Few Words Upon Form and Features. [With] Appendix

Gracefulness; A Few Words Upon Form and Features. [With] Appendix

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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. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...have imbibed such habits we will proceed to advise as to its extirpation; first premising, that indulgence of the appetite by the immoderate use of highly seasoned dishes will also favour this appearance. The Bardolph eruption is characterised by a collection of small suppurating pimples, accompanied with a shining redness and an irregular bumpy appearance of that portion of the face which is affected; the nose usually receives its first assaults, and from thence the disease spreads over a large portion of the face, until in process of time a frightful network of veins, with small red lines stretching across the cheeks, give the face that frightful appearance which so pointedly marks the habitual sot and sensualist. At this stage it is seldom cured. In the earlier periods, a careful examination would usually reveal small collections of matter deeply seated under the red appearances. This matter should be let out with a needle or the point of a lancet, swelling and redness would then disappear; warm water, fomentations, and friction with a soft brush, must then be persevered in, and if the habits be reformed, the stomach attended to as before advised, and our mode of training adopted, even this dreadful destroyer of beauty may be conquered. But all highly seasoned meats, cold vegetables, mustard, cayenne, strong liquors, pickles, &c, must be absolutely avoided. Nettle-bash.--From the terms used one would almost be tempted to suppose our physicians wished to disguise these eruptions under the prettiness of the names with which they have distinguished them. Roseola is the medical term for this rash. This affection is caused by acidity and general disorder of the stomach; the viands most likely to produce it, if used immoderately, are lobsters, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236632907
  • 9781236632906