The New England Medical Gazette, 1918, Vol. 53 (Classic Reprint)

The New England Medical Gazette, 1918, Vol. 53 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The New England Medical Gazette, 1918, Vol. 53 What is the influence of such a war as this, so different from other wars, on the development of tuberculosis in soldiers previously free from it, on the revival of the trouble in those who had apparently recovered from it, and on the aggravation or otherwise of the symptoms in those who joined the army with the disease in a more or less active state? Should this war continue for several years longer (and may God forbid), we might acquire ample statistics for the more exact solution of this problem. As it is, there is not a perfect unanimity on the subject. The great majority of physicians evidently thinks that the life of a modern soldier in Europe is eminently favorable for the development or aggravation of tuberculosis, on account of the many hardships he is called on to endure. These include often intense or long-continued over exertion, exposure in the trenches, standing knee-deep in the mud, being thoroughly wet for hours and chilled through, the want of s'eep, fear and mental strain, eating at irregular times, inhaling poisonous gases, being depressed by homesickness and by lack of home comforts, or discouraged by defeat now and then and debilitated by more or less dissipation. The majority of physicians so far apparently has the statistical evidence, such as it is, to support its belief. In the trenches also the opportunities for contagion are good, if some there have the disease, as it is so hard under the circumstances to dispose properly of the sputum. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 670 pages
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  • English
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  • 9780243117437