Osteopathy: Research and Practice

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The author, 1910 - Osteopathic medicine - 404 pages

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Page 197 - by means of which alimentary substances, when introduced into the digestive canal, undergo different alterations. The object of it is to convert them into two parts : the one, a reparatory juice, destined to renew the perpetual waste occurring in the economy; the other, deprived of its nutritious properties, to be rejected from the body. This
Page 201 - Symptoms of dyspepsia are very various. Those affecting the stomach itself are loss of appetite, nausea, pain in the epigastrium or hypochondrium, heartburn, sense of fulness or weight in the stomach, acrid or fetid eructations, pyrosis, and sense of fluttering or sinking at the pit of the stomach.
Page 338 - salts. The disease is marked by bending and distortion of the bones, under muscular action, by the formation of nodular enlargements on the ends and sides of the bones. by delayed closure of the fontanels, pain in the muscles, sweating of the head, and degeneration of the liver and spleen. There are often nervous affections, feverishness,
Page 19 - He grows in knowledge from the hour of his birth to the day of his death. His knowledge is received by the five senses. He sees something which is his first item of knowledge. He hears something, and as he grows older he feels, tastes and smells. Through these five senses the seeds of knowledge and reason are developed.
Page 402 - are anaemia, general languor and debility, remarkable feebleness of the heart's action, irritability of the stomach, and a peculiar
Page 446 - but more or less circumscribed, and disappearing when pressed upon by the finger, but returning as soon as the pressure is removed. Frequently small vesicles appear upon the inflamed part, which dry up and fall off
Page 185 - synchronous with the arterial pulse. This is instantly succeeded by a sharp, quick sound, like that of the valve of a bellows or the lapping of a dog, and this is followed by a period of repose.
Page 361 - prostration ; depression due to the exhaustion of nerve-energy. The name for a group of symptoms resulting from some functional disorder of the nervous system with severe depression of the vital forces. It is usually due to prolonged and excessive expenditure of energy, and is marked by tendency to fatigue, lack of energy, pain in the back, loss of memory, insomnia, constipation, loss of appetite, etc.
Page 15 - all opposed to drugs ; in that respect at least, all natural, unharmful methods occupy the same ground. The fundamental principles of osteopathy are different from those of any other system and the cause of disease is considered
Page 100 - of the thyroid body, causing a swelling in the front part of the neck ; bronchocele. The disease is endemic in Switzerland, the Alps of Savoy, in Styria, etc., being often accompanied by the condition known as cretinism.

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