A Layman's Handbook of Medicine, with Special Reference to Social Workers

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A Layman's Handbook Of Medicine, With Special Reference To Social Workers - By R. C. Cabot - 1916 - PREFACE - To boil medicine down to the essentials needed by the general public and yet to avoid making it tasteless is my attempt in this book. It is too Iong but 1 could not make it shorter without also making it duller, Not everything in it is practical, for one of the publics needs, as I see them, is to get a glimpse of some amazingly interesting aspects of medicine mlich have little or no practical value. The pages on comparative anatomy, the tragic facts of anaphylaxis and some other passages were written out with this belief. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Yes it certainly is. But since every body and soul in the civilized world has now been thoroughly exposed to this dangerous contagion, I know no way to reduce the risk of disaster except by injecting into all who wiIl submit a larger dose of knowledge in the least irritating form procurable. Gradually I hope an immunity to its dangers may thus be produced. Part of the book was given during 19 K g and x g I 6 in the form of lectures to a group of social workers their needs have guided my selection of subject matter because, as I see it, they best represent the general public, Fur the same reason their questions and the answers given to them have been made part of the book. The illustrations are rough and sketchy but, I hope, worth their space. - CONTENTS - CHAPTER 1 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY INTRODUCTIOH . . . . . . . TEE SKELETOH . . . . . . . THEMUSUES . ., . . . m CONTENTS OF TH CHIST Trr HEART AND LUNGS .... RESPIRATIQW ....... THE DIGESTIVE TRACT . . . . . THE LIVER ........ THE URINARY ORGANS . . . . TEE GENITAL ORGANS . . . . . THE NERVOUS SYSTEM AND ABDOM . . . . . CHAPTER I1 DISEASES OF THE RESPIRATORY SVSTEN DISEASES OE THE TOYSILS Tonsillitis . . . . . . . . ., a . . Quinsysorethrt. . . . . . . . . . . Hypertrophied tonsils and adenoids in children . . DISEASES OF THE NASAL CAVITIES. CATARRH . . . . LYNGITIS . . . . . a . . . . m . . DISEASES OF THE LUNGS Tuberculosis . . . . . . . . . . . . Bronchitis . . . . . . . . ., . m . Bronchiectasis . . . . . . . . . . . . Coughs . . . . . . . . . . . . . Asthma . . . . . . . . . . . . P Emphysema ............ Empyerna . . . . . - . . . . . m . Pleurisy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pleumonia v CHAPTER 111 DISEASES OF THE HEART AND ARTERIES DISEASES OF THE HEART Rheumatic heart disease endocurditks vii . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CONTENTS Syphiliticheartdisease .......... 70 Arteriosclerotic heart disease ......... 70 Nephritic heart disease .......... 72 DISEASES OF THE TEEUES I Arteriosclerosis . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Aneurism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 VARICOSE VEINS VARICOSE ULCER 80 ....... CHAPTER IV DISEASES OF THE GASTRO-INTESTINAL TRACT THE MOUTH Diseases of the teeth Riggsl Disease . . . . . . . . . . . Caries . . . . . . . . . . . . . l mpacted teeth . . . . . . . . . . . . Hutchinsonian teeth . . . . . . . . . Diseases of the tongue cancer. tuberculosis. syphiIis . . Diseases of the throat . . . . . . . . . . . Diseases of the esophagus Cancer . . . . . . . . . . . Corrosive stricture . . . . . Spasmodicstricture . . . . . . . . . . Diseases of the stomach 1 Cancer . . . . . . UIcer . . . . . . Gastritis . . . . . Stomach symptoms caused by Nervousness . . Diseases of the brain . . lungs . . heart . . liver . . intestine . kidney . Industrial diseases. and . . Diseases of the blood . CHAPTER V

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