On Slight Ailments: Their Nature and Treatment

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Blakiston, 1880 - Diseases - 353 pages
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Page 227 - ... sleep walking, of which condition there are many different degrees. Children suffering from nervousness are likely to develop chorea unless the functional troubles in organs of nutrition and elimination are at once relieved. All these and many more severe functional disturbances of the nervous system depend upon a highly sensitive or excitable state of certain parts of the central nerve organs, not...
Page 34 - And in the case of the higher animals and man, at least in many instances in which low organisms are associated with morbid processes, these last are neither the cause of disease nor are they produced by it. Germs being present, will grow and multiply whenever the surrounding conditions become favorable. If these remain for a considerable time unfavorable, the germs if present remain quiescent and may at last die.
Page 206 - Any wound or scratch that there may be on the surface looks angry. The processes of healing, and the nourishment of tissues do not proceed as in perfect health.
Page 40 - ... present during every moment of existence in health on the surface of the dorsum of the tongue. Multitudes, as I have said, pass down the alimentary canal every time we swallow food or fluid. Such ordinary bacteria and their germs do us no harm whatever.
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