The Home Book of Health and Medicine; A Popular Treatise on the Means of Avoiding and Curing Diseases, and of Preserving the Health and Vigour of the Body to the Latest Period Including an Account of the Nature and Properties of

The Home Book of Health and Medicine; A Popular Treatise on the Means of Avoiding and Curing Diseases, and of Preserving the Health and Vigour of the Body to the Latest Period Including an Account of the Nature and Properties of

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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. 1835 edition. Excerpt: ...some advantage from frequent emetics, or from acrid pow ders, which occasioned a discharge from the nose; but in the greater number of cases, the guila serena has proved incurable. Weeping Eye, or fistula lacrymalis. The most striking symptom of this disease is an involuntary and con stant flow of tears over the cheek. At the upper part of the orbit of the eye ia situated the lacrymal gland, which secretes the tears. In the healthy state, these are diffused over the surface of the eye-ball by the motion of the lids. The quantity above what is necessary for keeping the eye clean and moist, is taken up at two little points, which may be seen in the living subject, one on each lid, near the inner corner of the eye. These points are the commencement of a little sac and canal, through which the superfluous tears are carried into the nose, where they moisten the lining membrane, or are evaporated by the air we breathe. A disease or obstruction in any part of this canal, hinders the passage of the tears into the nose; and they, therefore, accumulate on the lids, or run over upon the cheek. Mr. Tott, who wrote with great accuracy on the fistula lacrymalis, divides the disease into four stages. 1. A simple dilatation of the sac, and obstruction of the passage to the nose. The sac, upon pressure, discharges a mucus, cither quite clean, or a little cloudy; the skin covering the sac being entire, and perfectly free from inflammation. 2. In the second stage, the tumour is somewhat larger, the skin is inflamed, but entire; and the discharge is of a pale yellow or purulent colour. 3. In the third stage, the skin covering the sac has become sloughy, and burst, by which the swelling is lessened; but the mucus which used to discharge itself through the lacrymal...show more

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