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Predisposing Causes Of Insanity
Predisposing Causes Of Insanity. Effects On Disease In General Of The Influence Of Parents Have Been Already Discussed At Some Length At Page 30 And The Two Following Pages. Much Of What Is Written There Is Directly Applicable To The Special Dis Ease Now Being Discussed, And Reference Should Be ...

Pregnancy And Its Management
Pregnancy And Its Management. The Female Element In Conception.— Every Four Weeks, As Has Been Stated, In The Adult Woman, An Ovum Becomes Ripe And Is Discharged From The Ovary. It Is Caught By The Extremity Of The Fallopian Tube And Passed Down The Tube Towards The Womb. If The ...

Premature Children
Premature Children. It Is Only Necessary To Say A Word Or Two About The Extra Care Required For Children Born Before Full Time. The More Near The Infants Are To The Full Period Of Nine Months, The Greater Is The Likelihood Of Careful Nursing Enabling Them To Survive. It Is ...

Preparations For Confinement
Preparations For Confinement. The Selection Of A Nurse Should Not Be Left To A Late Stage Of Pregnancy. As Soon As A Woman Knows Or Believes Herself To Be Pregnant She Should Take Steps To Secure A Properly Trained Nurse. In These Days There Is No Difficulty In Secur Ing ...

Prescriptions Cough Mixtures
Prescriptions-cough Mixtures, Will Be Found Valuable. Cod-liver Oil, If It Can Be Taken, Is Very Serviceable In Chronic Bronchitis Attended With Much Spit. Inhalation Of The Vapour Of Drugs By One Or Other Of The Numerous Spray-producers, Atomizers, Nebulizers, Inhalers, Dow So Easily Obtainable, May Be Found Useful. Menthol, Thymol, ...

Properties Of Voluntary Muscle
Properties Of Voluntary Muscle. I. The Great Property Of Muscle Is Irritability Or The Power Of Responding When Irritated. The Response Is In The Form Of Contraction, That Is When The Muscle Is Irritated Or Stimulated It Responds By Shortening Itself, So That Its Ends Are Brought Nearer And It ...

Protoplasm And Cells
Protoplasm And Cells. The Ultimate Elements Of Which The Body Is Composed Consist Of Masses, Microscopic In Size, Of A Living Material Called Protoplasm. In Its Simplest Form, Protoplasm Is A Homogeneous Looking Substance, Semi-fluid, Without Apparent Differentiation Of Parts. It May Also Appear Studded With Fine Or Coarse Granules, ...

Protracted Labour
Protracted Labour. It Has Been Pointed Out That Labour Is A I Natural Process, And Thtft In The Vast Majority Of Cases It Pursues A Regular Course, With Which Interference Is Undesirable And Often Harmful. Delay, Causing Protracted Labour, May Be Due In General To One Of These Causes : ...

Relapsing Fever
Relapsing Fever. Relapsing Fever (famine Fever—bilious Remittent Fever—seven-day Fever—lrish Fever). —this Is A Fever That Seems To Be Related To Periods When Extreme Poverty Prevails, Hence Its Term Famine Fever. So Far As Great Britain Is Concerned, It Came From Ireland, And Hence Was Called Irish Fever ; But It ...

Relation Of Living Organisms
Relation Of Living Organisms To Putrefaction. Now Two Questions Arise—questions Which Have Been Already Alluded To In The Historical Sketch Given On Pp. 493, 494. They Are These : What Is The Origin Of These Bacteria? And What Is Their Relation To Putrefaction, From Which They Are Never Absent? To ...

Relation Of Organisms To
Relation Of Organisms To Disease, Now, These Facts That Have Been Stated Supply The Foundation Of The Modern View Of Infection And Contagion. The Resemblance Between Fer Mentations And Putrefactions And Various Dis Eases, Specially Those Of An Infectious Or Con Tagious Sort, Had Long Ago Been Remarked; And If ...

Rheumatism And Gout
Rheumatism And Gout. Rheumatism And Gout Are Allied Condi Tions Affecting The Body As A Whole, And All The Tissues Of The Body, Though Their Worst And More Marked Effects May Be Shown At Par Ticular Parts, In The Joints, For Instance, In Rheumatism, And In The Heart And In ...

Rickets
Rickets. This Is Essentially A Disease Of Childhood, And Makes Its First Appearance When The Child Begins To Walk, About The Eighteenth Month After Birth. It May Come On In Any Of The Earlier Years Of Childhood, But It Never Occurs After Twelve Years Of Age. It Is Particularly The ...

Rigidity Or Stiffness Of
Rigidity Or Stiffness Of Joints. It Has Been Pointed Out That A Joint Usually Acts As The Fulcrum Or Fixed Point From Which The Bony Lever Operates When Moved By Cular Contraction. If, Therefore, From Any Cause The Joint Has Become So Stiff As To Be Immovable, The Function Of ...

Scarlet Fever And Scarlatina
Scarlet Fever And Scarlatina. (plate Xxvii.) Scarlet Fever Is Extremely Infectious, Very •.omnion Among Children, And Often More Dangerous Because Of Its Consequences Than On Account Of The Actual Fever. The Symptoms Of An Ordinary Case Are That The Person Complains Of Shivering, Weariness, Headache And Sickness, And Sore Throat. ...

Signs Of Pregnancy
Signs Of Pregnancy.. It May At The Very Outset Be Observed Thin, Up To The Fourth Month It Is Not Possible To Obtain Any Certain Sign Of Pregnancy. Indeed, It May Be Said That The Eighteenth Week Is About The Earliest Time When Any Really Reliable Evidence Can Be Procured. ...

Skin Diseases
Skin Diseases. Skin Diseases Have Been Sufficiently Discussed In Section Xxi., P. 417 And Following Pages. In General They Are To Be Treated By Dieting, Attention To The Bowels, And Frequent Use Of The Bath And Carbolic Acid Or Tar Soap. Nettle-rash.—see P. 420. Red-gum Rash.—see Ltenen, P. 427. Is ...

Sleeplessness Somnambulism
Somnambulism, Sleeplessness, And Nightmare. One Of The Characteristics Of All Living Things Is Their Periodicity. Thus Plants Have Their Period Of Activity, Culminating In The Produc Tion Of Flower And Fruit, And Their Period Of In Activity During Which They Appear Quite Without Life And Sap. Not Only Have They ...

Small Pdx
Small-pdx. (plate Xxv1ii.) Is A Contagious And Infectious Disease. Its Chief Feature Is The Appearance Of A Rash On The Skin, Consisting First Of Pimples, -which Enlarge And Become Little Sacs Filled With Clear Fluid, Afterwards Changing Into Matter. Scabs Form When The Matter Dries Up, And On Their Fall ...

Softening Inflammation
Inflammation, Softening, And Dropsy Of The Brain Inflammation Of The Membranes Of The Brain Is Called Meningitis. It May Be Due To Injury, To Sunstroke, Or To Excess In Alcohol, But In The Vast Majority Of Cases It Is Due To The Irritation Of A Poison. The Poison May Have ...

Some Varieties Of Bowel
Some Varieties Of Bowel Disorder As Indicated By The Nature Of The Chief Symptom. We Have Already Seen That As Regards The Bowel Itself Its Chief Disturbances, So Far As Digestion Is Concerned, Centre Round The Amount And Character Of The Fluid Secreted By Its Walls, And The Peculiar Movement ...

Some Varieties Of Stomach
Some Varieties Of Stomach Dis Order As Indicated By The Nature Of The Chief Symptom Of Indigestion. It Would Be Of No Value To Attempt In A Work Of This Kind To Give A Technical Descrip Tion Or Classification Of The Diseases Of The Stomach, Which Chiefly Appeal To The ...

Spasm Of The Larynx
Spasm Of The Larynx And Bronchial Tubes: Asthma. Spasm Of The Opening In The Larynx, The Glottis (p. 355) As It Is Called, That Affords A Passage For Air Between The Windpipe And Upper Parts Of The Throat, Is Not A Very Wide Opening. It Is Also Capable Of Being ...

Spasmodic And Nervous Diseases
Spasmodic And Nervous Diseases. Convulsions.—referenee May Be Made To P. 180 For A General Description Of Convulsions. In Children The Causes That Excite An Attack May Be Put Into Three Classes: (1) The Onset Of A Febrile Disease, Such As Scarlet Fever, Pneumonia, &c. (2) Reflex Nervous Irritation. Thus The ...

Special Affections Of The
Special Affections Of The Stomach. Inflammation Of The Stomach (iaatr.tia) Is In Its Acute Form A Very Rare Disease, Unless When Produced By The Action Of Corrosive Sub Stances, Such As Vitriol, Carbolic Acid, &c., That Have Been Swallowed. Its Symptoms Are Chiefly Very Severe Pain Over The Region Of ...

Special Symptoms Connected With
Special Symptoms Connected With The Lungs And Air-tubes. Cough Is A Symptom Of Pally Different Affec Tions, And Its Treatment Depends On Its Cause. It Consists Of A Deep Breath Followed By Closure Of The Glottis, And A Series Of Rapid Expiratory Efforts. It Is The Result Of A Nervous ...

Speech
Speech. Speech Is To Be Distinguished From Voice. It May Exist Without Voice. A Whisper Is Speech Without Voice. Speech Is Due To Sounds Pro Duced By The Action Of The Throat, Mouth, And Nose. In Ordinary Talking It Is Accompanied By Vocal Sounds. In Speech, Then, Are Vowel And ...

Spinal Curvature
Spinal Curvature. The Bones Of The Backbone Are, Equally With Other Bones, Liable To Inflammation And Its Various Consequences; But Here The Results Are Much More Serious And Much More Marked. It Is Usually The Bodies Of The Vertebrae, In Front, That Are Attacked. They Get Softened And Break Down, ...

Stomach Affections Of The
Affections Of The Mouth, Stomach, And Bowels. Thrush (aphthce—sprue).—in This Disease The Tongue And Inside Of The Mouth Are Covered By White Patches Of A Peculiar Growth, Some Times Forming A Continuous White Crust. It Is Often Accompanied By Disordered Stomach And Bowels, Particularly If The Child Be Weakly. The ...

Stomach And Digestive Disorders
Stomach And Digestive Disorders. Derangements Of The Stomach And Di Gestion Are Exceedingly Common In Pregnancy, Are, In Fact, Almost Constant, And Are To Be Regarded As Quite Natural, If Within Certain Limits. They Depend Mainly Upon The Sympa Thetic Nervous Relationship Existing Between The Womb And Digestive System ; ...

Symptoms Of Inflammation
Symptoms Of Inflammation. There Are Four Chief Symptoms Of Inflamma Tion, Namely, Redness, Heat, Swelling, And Pain. These Can Each Be Related To The Occurrences In The Inflamed Region Which Have Been Already Fully Described. Redness And Heat Are Both Due To The In Creased Quantity Of Blood Flowing To ...

Synovial Sheaths Or Sacs
Synovial Sheaths Or Sacs Tendon Will Be Readily Under Stood That The Tendinous Cords Moving So Fre Quently On The Surfaces Of Bone, And Over Bony Prominences, Would Be Liable To Develop Friction And Heat To An Extent That Might Be Injurious, Unless Some Means Existed For Rendering The Motion ...

Syphilis
Syphilis. Syphilis (vulgarly Called Pox) Is A Contagious Disease, Is, Indeed, A Type Of That Class Of Dis Eases Capable Of Being Contracted Only By The Direct Introduction Of A Special Poison Into The Body Of A Person. The Poison Is, In This Case, Communicated Directly By Sexual Intercourse Or ...

Teething
Teething. The First Set Of Teeth Are Called The Milk Teeth. They Have Usually All Appeared Above The Gum By The End Of The Second Year Of Life, Or From That To The Thirtieth Month. The Full Set Consists Of Twenty Teeth, Ten In Each Jaw. The Ten Are Formed ...

The Action Of The
The Action Of The Heart. The Lungs From The Right Ventricle By The Pul Monary Artery, The Same Blood That Previously Entered The Right Auricle From The Superior And Inferior Verve Cavre. From The Left Ventricle One Large Arterial Trunk Arises—the Aorta, The Largest Arterial Trunk In The Body (c, ...

The Apparatus Of Breathing
The Apparatus Of Breathing. The Windpipe Or Traehea.--the Lungs May For The Moment Be Regarded As Sacs Situated Iu The Chest, Which Communicate With The Out Side By Means Of A Series Of Tubes. The Chief Of These Is The Trachea Or Windpipe, Which Passes Down The Front Of The ...

The Apparatus Of The
The Apparatus Of The Circulation. The Blood Being The Source Of Nourishment Of All The Tissues Of The Body, Its Need Of Con Stant Renewal Is Apparent, For, Otherwise, All Nourishing Material Wouldspeedily Be Abstracted From It. Moreover, Tissues Not Only Remove From The Blood What They Require, But They ...

The Bladder
The Bladder. The Bladder Is Situated In The Pelvis (p. 63, And Fig. 157, P. 393), In Front Of The Termination Of The Large Bowel. Its Front Face Is In Contact With The Inner Surface Of The Junction Of The Pubic Bones (sp., Fig. 24, P. 63); And When It ...

The Blood Vessel Arrangements Of
The Blood-vessel Arrangements Of The Kidney. It Has Been Mentioned In Passing That The Expanded Ends Of The Tubules Contain Bundles Of Fine Blood-vessels. Each Kidney Receives An Artery Front The Main Arterial Trunk--the Aorta —as It Passes Through The Belly. The Artery, After Entering The Kidney, Splits Up Into ...