A Manual of Public Health

A Manual of Public Health

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...i: may take a Evad hue. a&i be mixed with petechia?. Bouchut's test is useful in the diagnosis of the eruption. It depends on the act that the contractile power of the small vessels of the skin is much increased in scarlet fever, hence any pressure on the skin occupied by the eruption gives rise to a more or less enduring whi: e stripe. The mucous membrane of the tongue and cheeks are affected. The papillae of the tongue are enlarged, they stand up, salient and erect, little scarlet protuberances above a thick, creamy white fur; this appearance of the tongue has suggested to some a likeness to a strawberry, to others the prominent papillae of the tongue of the cat, hence the term "strawberry tongue," "cat's tongue." There is another rare class of cases in which the sore throat is absent or nearly so, the rash abundant, and evident, and yet the person feels fairly welL A remarkable case of this kind was communicated to the author by one of the Metropolitan Officers of Health; the case was that of a gentleman who hail a perfectly typical scarlet fever rash, with no sore throat, and the rash was followed by desquamation; the gentleman declared himself absolutely well, and it was with great incredulity that he received the diagnosis of scarlet fever. The difficulty of secluding the above cases is obvious; it is the slight ambulatory cases of scarlet fever which baffle diagnosis, obscure effectually the sequence from case to case, and act as insidious carriers of the disease from person to person. So far as is practical, the Medical Officer of Health should consider every case of sore throat in times of scarlet fever epidemic as likely to propagate scarlet fever, in short to be slight cases of the disease. This...show more

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  • Paperback | 258 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 467g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236602382
  • 9781236602381