On Diseases of the Skin; Including the Exanthemata

On Diseases of the Skin; Including the Exanthemata

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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...The first example I will give is that of men who sit for a long time together on hard stools or benches. In such persons, when they get the itch, there always appear on the buttocks, and exactly on those spots which correspond to the ischial tuberosities, either papules or tubercles, or pustules and crusts. On some of these tuber cles, in the direction of their long axis, may be seen burrows; while others are simple elevations of the epidermis, and contain no parasite. Among the workmen who present these appearances, arising from the above-named cause, are, for instance, cobblers, tailors, and weavers; whereas carpenters, joiners, and bricklayers, all of whom work standing, and not sitting, remain free from anything of the kind, however severely they may be affected by the disease. A further confirmation of the view I am advocating may be found in the case of women who use straps or belts, whether as part of their ordinary wearing apparel, or to fasten things which they carry while at work. Whenever such belts or straps are frequently worn and are allowed to exert pressure on the skin, the result is the formation, at the affected spots, of the tubercles above described, with or without burrows on their summits. Precisely similar effects, again, follow the irritation caused by using trusses or crutches, or by wearing garters, girdles, or, indeed, tight clothes of any kind whatever. Moreover, the morbid changes in the skin which are thus produced, and which at first take the form of papules or tubercles, are liable to undergo the same transformations as the other eruptions of scabies. Hence, when the disease has existed for some time the parts in question may present vesicles and pustules, which, like the tubercles, are from their special seat to...show more

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  • Paperback | 174 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 322g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236629027
  • 9781236629029