A System of Medicine, by Many Writers Volume 9
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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...the original seat of injury, and especially if it affect both hands when only one was subject to the trauma, it seems right to call the affection eczema. It may affect (a) the fingers, (j8) the palm, (y) the back of the hand. Eczema of the fingers is favoured "by cold, wet, and external irritation, so it is difficult to draw the line between obstinate chaps, cracked fingers, and the like, and true eczema. It may also start from the irritation of a ring or a thimble, probably not through friction, but from the formation of bacterial colonies; and thence may spread widely over both hands. It may be dry or moist, and is very frequently rimous. Eczema of the palms very frequently leads, especially in the hornyhanded workman, to great thickening of epidermis, which may be accompanied by very deep and painful cracks. It should be observed that in ladies, and other persons with delicate skins, this thickening does not take place, but, instead of it, great tenderness and vulnerability. Palmar eczema generally affects both hands, but may be confined to thoso parts. It is often extremely obstinate. Eczema of the back of the hand does not often occur alone, without affection of the corresponding surface of the fingers. It is not uncommonly associated with eczema of the face, and in such cases I have found an almost constant association with dyspepsia from chronic gastric catarrh. It is probably due to a nervous reflex. Of the fret.--Here eczema is much less common than on the hands. When affecting the soles it usually presents the same characters as that of the palms. Eczema of the dorsum mostly follows the same course as that of the lower leg. Of the region of the anus and the perineum.--This eczema is an extremely obstinate and distressing form;...
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