The Human Ear and Its Diseases

The Human Ear and Its Diseases

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...tumefied; the mastoid red and 'tender, and the cervical glands and parotids swollen. The throat is dry, red, thickened, and sore; swallowing is difficult; sharp pains shoot from the throat to the ear and neck; the Eustachian tube opens freely to inflation, but the operation causes considerable pain in the throat and ear. The purulent discharge is small and cakes somewhat in the tympanum; the external canal is red and scaly; the membrane shows a moderatesized perforation, and the mucous membrane appears smooth, vascular and shining after the pus has been removed. ' The patients are of a rheumatic or gouty diathesis, often broken in health from intemperance and exposure, and suffer in various ways during damp or inclement wea.ther. Silicea acts upon the skin, mucous membranes, glands and bones. Among symptoms demanding its use are, weakness, heaviness and pain in the limbs; a feeling of general weariness and debility; sensitiveness to cold; slight febrile symptoms; headache, arising in the neck and occiput and extending forwards to the right eye, and much sweating of the head. The skin is unhealthy, prone to eruptions that suppurate excessively, and show little disposition to heal. The muscles are stiff and sore, and the bones sometimes affected by periostitis, eburnation, nodes and caries. The nose and naso-pharynx are in a condition of catarrhainflammation; the throat and pharynx are dry and hyperaemic; crusts of altered mucus from the posterior nares, parade down the pharynx and keep it irritated; swallowing may be painful and cause shootings into the ear; the Eustachian tube opens noisily and with difliculty. The auricle and aural region may present an eczematous eruption, which has arisen de novo, or has been caused by more

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  • Paperback | 182 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 336g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236937589
  • 9781236937582