The Study of Medicine

The Study of Medicine

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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. 1825 edition. Excerpt: ...len, " of its frequently occurring in the Highlands of aild munScotland; but I never met with any instance of it in the countries. low country. " Whether, according to the conjecture of Loc. citat. Mtcixiuu. Gek. I. this celebrated writer, it is more common to some districts ETris-than to others, has not been sufficiently determined. "It mus niBcen-seems,11 says he, "to be more frequent in Switzerland Locked-jaw tnan n Fnce." Hot climates, however, constitute its of infancy, principal domain; and hence it is not very surprising that Bajon should place one of its chief residences at Cayenne; or that Akerman should assert it to be endemic in Guinea. imucau?" n kfi SECOND Vaeiety of the disease, or that prorrhaiis. ceeding from cold or night dew, the symptoms often aphclSu'aw P631 witnm a aav or two after exposure to the exciting Description, cause. It is not common that the spasm extends to the muscles of the chest or back Bo as to produce tetanus, though there is often an uneasy sensation at the root of the tongue with some difficulty in swallowing liquids after their introduction into the mouth, the disease thus making an approach towards lyssa or canine madness in its symptoms, as we have just endeavoured to show that it does in its physiology. According to the observations of Baron Larrey, indeed, this approach is in many instances very considerable; for he informs us that on post-obituary examinations he has often found the pharynx and esophagus much contracted, and their internal membranes red, inflamed, and covered with a viscid reddish mucus. Dr. Hennen, however, does not place much dependence upon any such appearances; he admits, nevertheless, that they are to be traced occasionally, though he ascribes...
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  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236510917
  • 9781236510914