A Treatise of the Disease Called a Cold; Shewing Its General Nature, and Causes Its Various Species, and Different Events

A Treatise of the Disease Called a Cold; Shewing Its General Nature, and Causes Its Various Species, and Different Events

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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. 1761 edition. Excerpt: ...ciliary glands will be corrugated; the sebaceous humor, by obstruction, will become glutinous; the eye lids will be gummed together, and will sometimes appear excoriated, ulcerated, and scabbed; and, without care, will endanger an Ancyloblepharon, that is, a concretion of the lids one with another. If the lymph oozing from the capillaries of the ad n ata, and flowing over the cornea, should be inspissated by cold, it may concrete, and adhere; and form a Speck or peculiar coat over the pupil, and obstruct the sight-f. Heist. Instit. Chir. p. 543. f Coward, p. 85, 86. and Heist. Chir. p. 623 CHAP. CHAP. V. SECT. III. Of an Ophthalmy. IT sometimes happens, that from a sudden and violent stroke of a cold north east, or of a frosty driving wind, upon the inside of the eye lid, or upon the tunica adnata of the eye itself; a person shall be in an instant seized with a pricking sensation, like as if an angular particle of sand was got in between the lid and eye, exciting a most acute pain upon the least motion of the lid or eye, joined with a flux of tears; but without the appearance of any extraneous body, when examined, that could give occasion to it; nor will there be, immediately, any apparent inflammation, although it be undoubtedly owing to some constriction, obstruction, and tumor, (not discoverable by the naked eye) in a capillary artery or vein, which upon the motion of the eye or eye lid, suffers a painful distension, or friction: As this affection is sudden, confined to a point, and by its extreme painfulness obliges the patient to take some immediate methods for relief, it is generally soon got rid off, without farther mischief. Keeping the eye lids close, and the eye from motion, and frequently i quently applying a well heated hand, or other...show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236630797