Torquay in Its Medical Aspect as a Resort for Pulmonary Invalids

Torquay in Its Medical Aspect as a Resort for Pulmonary Invalids

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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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...other, as to issue in the formation of tubercles. In such a case, consumption is as much a local disease as most other diseases so styled are; since, apart from the effects of accident, there are very few local diseases of any kind which do not lead us to presuppose that the system was out of order before they made their appearance. Consumption at its onset, therefore, in one case may be mainly constitutional, or in another it may be mainly local. It makes a great difference in the probabilities of improvement, which it is. However considerable the amount of actual pulmonary disease may be, it is always a relief to learn that the hereditary liability, or previous constitutional delicacy, was small. And, however slight the local mischief may be at the moment, the fact of strong hereditary predisposition, or of long-continued previous delicacy of constitution, ever renders the case more serious. However it might be at its commencement, consumption, when fully established and advanced in its course, is always a disease in which the constitution is largely involved. In every instance the constitution suffers in proportion as the pulmonary disease becomes worse; and in every instance the course of the local disease is materially governed by the state of the constitution. Whether, therefore, the disease at its origin were mainly constitutional, or mainly local, its future course involves this, --that the constitution and the lungs improve or grow worse together, and that each reacts for good or for evil upon the other. This being so, whatever will improve the constitution, provided it do not injure the lungs, must be beneficial; and, conversely, whatever will benefit the lungs, provided it do not injure the constitution, must also be beneficial. But in..show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236503031
  • 9781236503039