A Practical Compendium of the Diseases of the Skin: Including a Particular Consideration of the More Frequent and Intractable Forms of These Affections; with Cases

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Stimpson and Clapp, 1839 - Skin - 252 pages

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Page 59 - Sores or abscesses varying in size from that of a millet seed to...
Page i - Practical compendium of the diseases of the skin, including a particular consideration of the more frequent and intractable forms of these affections; with cases.
Page 13 - ... of the bath is not obtained, to 120, or even 130 of the same scale. The patient, seated in the apparatus and exposed to this degree of heat, is only sensible at first of a slightly increased but pleasant warmth. Within a few minutes the expression becomes cheerful and animated, the eyes sparkle, the countenance looks florid and then flushed, the pulse rises in frequency, and gains much in fulness, but is soft ; the whole body, the face (which of course is not...
Page 155 - This spread gradually from one point to another until pretty much the entire body, with the exception of the face, palms of the hands, and soles of the feet, became involved.
Page 13 - ... as well as the other parts, next become bathed in perspiration, so that the sweat is seen standing in beads upon the forehead and trickling down the cheeks. The patient is now no longer sensible of any increase of temperature, although he is perhaps exposed to a heat of 150 of Fahrenheit.
Page 41 - ... a dose, three or four times a day, according to the age and strength of the patient. This...
Page 30 - These shoot out many sprouts, from half an inch to three quarters of an inch in diameter, which are cut off when three years old.
Page 53 - ... become chronic, that eczema of the hairy scalp is a very common disease ; but he astonishes us in the end by a thesis, as short as mysterious, in which he parts company completely with Willan, and denies the heading to his own chapter : " But these (eczemas caused by sun-rays, sulphur, mercury, &c.) differ from the proper or constitutional eczemas in their essentially transitory nature, and the readiness with which they either disappear of themselves or yield to remedial measures.
Page 63 - ... drilled objects of the neolithic period we further have to mention the stone spindle-whorls, or weights serving as fly-wheels to impart a rotary motion to the spindle, which, as the reader knows, was a utensil employed in Europe at an early time." The whorls, in their simplest form, are disk-shaped, usually from an inch to an inch and a half in diameter, and pierced in the centre with a small hole, through which the pointed spindle of wood or bone was stuck. The country people in Ireland call...
Page 31 - The spots of roseola are nearly circular, and are always circumscribed ; they are of a deep rosecolor, larger than those of measles, and smaller than those of scarlatina.* The...

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