A Practical Treatise on Diseases of the Skin

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J.B. Lippincott, 1881 - Skin - 644 pages

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Page 156 - Eczema is an inflammatory, acute or chronic, non-contagious disease of the skin, characterized at its commencement by erythema, papules, vesicles, or pustules, or a combination of these lesions, accompanied by more or less infiltration and itching, terminating either in discharge with the formation of crusts or in desquamation.
Page 87 - ... disease have disappeared. Arsenic should never be employed in the acute, inflammatory stage of any disease of the skin. It should not be prescribed when there is great heat, burning, intense itching, or rapid cell-change. It not only is of no benefit at this stage, but is in most cases positively injurious, tending to augment the activity of the morbid process.
Page 277 - ... which pass into crusts. The eruption is commoner among infants and young children. Isolated, flat, or slightly raised vesicles are first seen, small in size at the beginning, but rapidly spreading on the periphery until they become like little blebs, with a thin, withered-looking, collapsed...
Page 618 - In addition to the lesions resulting from th1scratching are seen the primary lesions, consisting of minute, reddish puncta with slight areolae, the points at which the parasite has drawn blood. In cases of long standing a brownish pigmentation of the whole skin may result from the long-continued irritation and scratching. The favorite sites of the lesions are the back, especially about the scapular region, the chest, abdomen, hips, and thighs.
Page 213 - ... commonly in groups, but do not follow any definite nervetracks, appearing first, generally, on the extremities, and afterwards involving the larger part of the body. Exhaustion may ensue from the cutaneous irritation, but the disease is non-febrile. 3. The eruptive disease does not terminate at once after delivery, but slowly retrogrades by the development of fewer and fewer vesicles at increased intervals, until the disposition thereto ceases entirely. An outburst of greater or less severity...
Page 366 - a sufficient quantity is to be rubbed into the skin twice daily for four or six days, during which period the patient is to refrain from bathing. A bath is first to be taken four or five days after the last rubbing, when, in fact, the epidermis has begun to peel off; afterward inunction with a simple ointment is to be applied in order to prevent fissuring of the new skin.
Page 598 - Scabies Is a contagious, animal, parasitic disease, due to the Sarcoptes scabiei, characterized by burrows and a multiform eruption, and attended by severe Itching. The eruption usually occupies certain areas where the skin Is thin: these are...
Page 186 - ... to boiling ; the finely-powdered litharge being sifted in and stirred continually ; the boiling is to be kept up until the minute particles of litharge have entirely disappeared. During the cooking process a few more ounces of water are to be added, from time to time, so that, when completed, water still remains in the vessel. The mixture is to be stirred until cool. The ointment is difficult to prepare and requires skillful manipulation.

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