A Dictionary of Practical Medicine: Comprising General Pathology ...

Harper., 1845

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Seite 527 - A Dictionary of Practical Medicine: Comprising General Pathology, the Nature and Treatment of Diseases, Morbid Structures, and the Disorders especially incidental to Climates, to Sex, and to the different Epochs of Life; with numerous approved Formulae of the Medicines recommended.
Seite 549 - I was, a few years since, consulted about a pale, sickly, and thin boy of about five or six years of age. He appeared to have no specific ailment ; but there was a slow and remarkable decline of flesh and strength, and of the energy of all the functions — what his mother very aptly termed a gradual blight.
Seite 872 - ... developed : the mortality among children is very great, and the mean duration of life is comparatively short. Along the frontiers of Florida and the Southern borders of Georgia, as witnessed by the author, as well as in the low lands of the Southern States generally, may be seen deplorable examples of the physical, and perhaps mental, deterioration induced by endemic influences. In earliest infancy, the complexion becomes sallow, and the eye assumes a bilious tint ; advancing towards the years...
Seite 648 - France and this country. — that pulmonary diseases, rheumatism, suppressed menstruation, bowel complaints, catarrhs; and amongst the children, who were exposed with naked busts and thin clothing, croup, and other diseases of the air-passages and lungs, were uncommonly prevalent. On the other hand, too warm clothing is a source of disease, sometimes even of the same diseases which originate in exposure to cold ; and often renders the frame more susceptible of impressions of cold, especially of cold...
Seite 644 - Organized bodies, moreover, are constituted of organs, * * * each * * having a separate function; * * * and they not merely consist of these organs, but by virtue of an innate power, they form them within themselves. Life, therefore, is not simply the result of the harmony and reciprocal action of these parts; but is first manifested in a principle or imponderable matter, which is in action in the substance of the germ, enters into the composition of the matter of the germ, and imparts to organic...
Seite 783 - In addition to the usual appearance in drowned persons, we discovered nearly four ounces of fluid in the ventricles, having all the physical qualities of alcohol, as proved by the united testimony of two other medical men, who saw the body opened, and examined the fluid.
Seite 549 - After he had learned regularly to eat meat, his mental activity was diminished ; his eyes lost their brilliancy and expression; his vivid propensity to constant activity was diminished ; the intense application of his mind gave way to absence and indifference ; and the quickness of his apprehension was also considerably diminished.
Seite 549 - A not uncommon cause of depressed vital power is the young sleeping u-it/i the aged. This fact, however explained, has been long remarked, and is well known to every unprejudiced observer. But it has been most unaccountably overlooked in medicine. I have, on several occasions, met with the counterpart of the following case : — I was, a few years since, consulted about a pale, sickly, and thin boy of about five or six years of age. He appeared to have...
Seite 698 - ... with watery fluid, the introduction of more of the same fluid through their coats is impeded or prevented ; and even when the distention is still greater, the aqueous part of the blood may pass in the other direction out of the vessels. On the other hand, when the veins are comparatively empty, the serous fluid passes readily into them, or in common language is absorbed. The venous absorption is explicable, therefore, upon the principles of endosmose and exosmose.
Seite 875 - The causes of disease among the inhabitants. " The best means of promoting and securing the public health under the operation of the laws and regulations now in force, and the usages at present prevailing with regard to...

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