The Practice of Medicine Volume 2

The Practice of Medicine Volume 2

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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. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...attended a man who suffered most agonizingly from neuralgia irradiating from the mental foramen. The disease was induced by syphilitic periostosis, and it disappeared as soon as the system was affected by mercury. " This," says Andral, " was one of the most beautiful results that I have ever witnessed." Clauses.-The causes of neuralgia are very obscure.' Unques, tionably, however, a predisposition to it, of the nature of which we are altogether in the dark, exists in certain individuals. It would seem, however, as might be anticipated, that persons, of a highly impressible nervous system, from nature or from habit, are most liable to be affected by it.-The disease is altogether neuropathic; for although some pathologists have considered it to be inflammatory in its character, all the phenomena described above are unfavourable to the belief, and indicative of a wide distinction between neuritis and neuralgia. Neither very young nor old persons are often the subjectsof neuralgia. Some curious differences in regard to age are observable, as respects the different forms of neuralgia;--the infra-obitar more frequently attacking adults, and the femoro-popliteal the aged. The belief has been, that females are more liable to the disease than males, (Fotlzergill, Dubois d'Amiens;) but this is scarcely established. 'Both sexes appear to be equally subject to neuralgia of the face, whilst sciatic neuralgia, would seem to be more common in men than in women. (./indral.) When the predisposition to the disease is strong, and especially when it rests on previous attacks, very slight causes are sufficient to develop it. A cold wind--especially when moist--and, at times, the slightest breath of air passing over more

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  • Paperback | 354 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 630g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236755359
  • 9781236755353