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Diseases Of Uncertain Or
Diseases Of Uncertain Or Variable Seat - The Somewhat Indefinite Heading Of This Chapter Has Been Adopted From The Classification Of The Registrar-general, For The Purpose Of Grouping Together Some Diseases Which, While They Cannot Be Included Among Such As Owe Their Origin To A;morbific Or Adventitious Impregnation, At The ...

Diseases Of Veins
Diseases Of Veins - As In The Diseases Of Arteries, We Meet With Inflammation And Dilatation Of The Veins; But In This Part Of The Vascular Apparatus The Inflammatory Action Is A Very Common And Very Serious Dis Order ; The Enlargement Is Of Very Secondary Importance. Vari Cose Veins, ...

Diseases Of The Spinal
Diseases Of The Spinal Cord - Inflammation Of The Spinal Cord, Except As A Consequence Of Accident Or Injury, Is Confessedly So Rare, That It Demands But Lit Tle Notice In A Work, The Avowed Object Of Which Is To Conduct The Student To Right Principles Of Diagnosis. In Its ...

Diseases Of The Spleen
Diseases Of The Spleen - Of The Diseases Of The Spleen We Have Still Fewer Means Of Diag Nosis Than Of Those Of The Liver. We Know That It Is Often Involved In Blood Diseases, That Especially In Fevers It Becomes Almost Dis Integrated, And That In Pylemia It Is ...

Diseases Of The Urinary
Diseases Of The Urinary Organs - Proceeding To Apply The Inferences Deducible From The Con Dition Of The Urine To The Diagnosis Of Diseases Of The Urinary Organs, Reference Must Also Be Made To Those Changes Which Are Due To Disturbing Influences Acting Through The General Circulation, And Are In ...

Diseases Of The Uterus
Diseases Of The Uterus - Is But Little To Be Said On The Diagnosis Of This Class Of Diseases, Which Are Perhaps Legitimately Regarded As A Special Department Of Practical Medicine : But In The Very Fact Of A Ski, Cialitg There Is A Tendency To Abuse, And Unfortunately Persons ...

Dltration And Sequence Op
Dltration And Sequence Op Phenomena. The Inquiry Into The First Manifestation Of Any Deviation From Health, The Duration Of The Disease, And The Order And Sequence Of The Phenomena, Is Of Considerable Importance, As Defining In Gene Ral Terms Not Only The Whole Period Of The Illness, But Also, In ...

Dropsies
Dropsies - Increase Of Size Has Been Mentioned As One Of The Objective Phenomena Of Disease, With Especial Reference To Its Frequent De Pendence On The Presence Of Dropsy. This Condition May Be Defined As Consisting In The Effusion Of Fluid, Either Throughout The General Areolar Tissue, Or Within Some ...

Entozoa
Entozoa - Class Of Disorders Is Next To Be Noticed, Which, Like The Pre Ceding, Owe Their Existence To The Presence Of A Cause Which Is Wholly Adventitious, And Is Recognizable To The Senses, But Differs From Them In This Respect—that, In Place Of Depending On The Pre Sence Of ...

Eruptive Fevers
Eruptive Fevers - This Class Includes In Our Table Of Diseases Four Distinct Forms: 1, Measles ; 2, Scarlatina ; 3, Varioloid Eruptions ; 4, Erysipelas. There May Be Much Difficulty In Deciding Whether A Case Pre Senting Itself With The General Characters Of Fever, May Not Termi Nate In ...

Evidence Of Alteration In
Evidence Of Alteration In Size - Deviations From The Normal Conditions Which Afford The Most Certain Indications Of Changes In The Dimensions Of The Heart., And Ought Therefore To Be Especially Studied By The Learner, Are The Following : When The Heart Beats Lower Down Than In Health; When The ...

Examination Of Urine
Examination Of Urine - Next Proceed To A Consideration Of The Diagnostic Points Connected With Diseases Of The Urinary Organs: Our Knowledge On This Subject Is In Great Measure Derived Directly From The Condition Of The Urine, And We Must Therefore Inquire With Some Minuteness Into The Changes Which It ...

Examination Of The Abdomen
Examination Of The Abdomen - Entering Upon The Consideration Of The Various Organs Contained In The Abdomen, And Their Special Maladies, It May Be Well To Advert To A Few General Facts Connected With The Diagnosis Of Diseases Of Nutrition. Regarding The Brain As The Centre Of Innervation, The Thorax ...

Examination Of The Chest
Examination Of The Chest - The Ordinary Course Of Inquiry, We Have Next To Examine The Condition Of The Organs Contained In The Chest ; And In Order To Insure Habits Of Accuracy In Diagnosis, The Student Should Make A Rule Under No Circumstances To Omit It; In Practice, He ...

Examination Of The Heart
Examination Of The Heart - When Considering The History And General Symptoms Of Diseases Of The Chest, It Was Remarked That Dyspncea And Palpitation Are The Chief Subjects Of Complaint With Patients Suffering From Disturbance Of The Circulation, And That The History Of The Attack Is Usually Obscure And Imperfect. ...

Febrile Diseases
Febrile Diseases. The Object In View, Is To Direct The Student How To Proceed In The Investigation Of Any Case Submitted T,o Him, In Such A Manner As May Naturally Lead To His Forming A Correct Judgment Regard Ing Its Nature And Causes. With This Purpose We Have Directed Attention ...

Fevers
Fevers Fevers Are Divided In The Table Into Three Groups; Two Of Which Are Characterized By Well-defined Symptoms Common To The Whole Of Each Group, Viz., The Occurrence Of Cutaneous Eruptions And Of Regular Intermissions. The Remaining Group, Which We Take First Into Consideration, Has No Such Common Symptom, And ...

General Condition Of The
General Condition Of The Patient. We Next Proceed To Inquire Into The General State Of The Pa Tient At The Time Of Observation ; Our Information Being Derived From A Consideration Of All Those Phenomena Which Are Not Con Fined Specifically To Any Particular Organ. They Are Either Objective Or ...

General Examination Of Regions
General Examination Of Regions And Organs - We Come Now To The Consideration Of Particular Organs, And It Will Be Found That Many Of' The More General Indications Sought For In The Earlier Part Of The Investigation Have An Especial Bear Ing Upon The Diseased States To Which Ea.ch Organ ...

Hemorrhages
Hemorrhages - The Diseases Included In This Division Are In Great Measure Independent Of The Lesion In Virtue Of Which The Blood Is Poured Out. They Are Only Met With Casually During Its Existence ; Each Of Them Is Found In Association With A Con Siderable Variety Of Causes ; ...

Intermittent Fevers
Intermittent Fevers - The Great Distinction Of This Class Of Fevers Is Their Perfect In Termission. All Fevers Are Liable To Exacerbations ; And The Remis Sions Were Considered In Former Times, No Less Essential Than Any Of The Other Symptoms, Such As Hot Skin, Quick Pulse, &o. They Are ...

Medical Diagnosis
Medical Diagnosis. The Ultimate Object Of Study In All Departments Of Medicine— The Object Which Must Ever Be Kept In View Alike By Teacher And Pupil—is The Relief Of The Patient By The Successful Treatment Of Disease. To This End The Properties Of Various Remedial Agents Are Taught In Materia ...

Method Of Diagnosis The
Method Of Diagnosis. The Discrimination Of Disease, As We Have Attempted To Show, Proceeds Upon A Knowledge, More Or Less Complete, Of All The Phenomena Which Any Given Case Presents. When It Has Termi Nated In The Recovery Or Death Of The Patient, The Series Of Events Arranged In A ...

Morrid Growths
Morrid Growths - § 1. Of Local Enlargements.—local Increase Of Size, As One Of The Objective Phenomena Of Disease, Requires Careful Study. It May Be Found In Any Part, Whether Of The Trunk Or The Extremi Ties; It Embraces The Whole Class Of Abnormal Growths, But It May Also Be ...

Neuralgia
Neuralgia - The Term Neuralgia Is One Which Only Serves To Remind Us Of The Limited Range Of Our Knowledge : Had We Attained To A Perfect Pathology, It Would Find No Place In A Systematic Classification Of Disease, Except As A Symptom. In Itself A Mere Sensation Dependent On ...