Tropical diseases: a manual of the diseases of warm climates

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Wood, 1910 - History - 876 pages

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Page 412 - Fig. 3, which is taken from the Annual Report of the Sanitary Commissioner with the Government of India for...
Page xix - It is evident from what has been advanced that the student of medicine must be a naturalist before he can hope to become a scientific epidemiologist, or pathologist, or a capable practitioner.
Page 601 - This diurnal periodicity is, under normal conditions, maintained with the utmost regularity for years. Should, however, as Mackenzie has shown, a filarial subject be made to sleep during the day and remain awake at night, the periodicity is reversed ; that is to say, the parasites come into the blood during the day and disappear from it during the night.
Page 613 - ... (Manson.) The adult worms may obstruct the thoracic duct or occlude the smaller lymphatic vessels or the lymph glands, resulting in a damming back of the lymph, giving rise to lymph oedema of the undrained area, and due to this increased lymph pressure there results a condition of lymphatic varix or...
Page 324 - ... reaching the normal about the end of the third or beginning of the fourth day. The patient continues debilitated, especially mentally, for a week or two longer. Serious complications do not occur, but in some years diarrhoea, in other years pharyngitis, are features of the epidemic.
Page 277 - ... the filthiest and most crowded Oriental towns and without any apparent alteration in the habits or circumstances of the population, the disease, after having become epidemic, dies out spontaneously. It may be difficult to indicate the exact way or ways in which filth and overcrowding operate, but certain it is, as experience has shown, that in sanitary hygienic conditions plague does not spread, even if introduced, and that in opposite conditions it may for a time spread like wildfire.
Page 254 - Usually a coast disease. — It would appear that dengue, like yellow fever, prefers the coast line and the deltas and valleys of great rivers to the interior of continents. There are many exceptions to this rule; in 1870-73 it spread all over India. The distribution and concentration of population on the sea-board and along rivers, and the freedom of communication between communities so located, probably determine this preference for such localities.
Page 255 - Similar stories, illustrative of the sudden incidence of the symptoms, circulate during every epidemic of dengue. Sometimes the fever is ushered in by a feeling of chilliness or even by a smart rigor ; sometimes a deep flushing of the face is the first sign of the disease. However introduced, fever rapidly increases. The head and eyeballs ache excessively, and some limb or joint, or even the whole body, is racked with peculiar stiff, rheumatic-like pains, which, as the patient soon discovers, are...
Page 620 - Lymphangitis and elephantoid fever.— Symptoms. — Lymphangitis is a common occurrence in all forms of filarial disease, particularly in elephantiasis, varicose glands, and lymph scrotum. When occurring in the limbs the characteristic painful, cord-like swelling of the lymphatic trunks and associated glands, and the red congested streak in the superjacent skin, are usually apparent at the commencement of the attack. Very soon, however, the connective tissue and skin of the implicated area become...
Page 711 - Barbadoes tar and linseed-oil, in the proportion of one of the former to three of the latter, will be the most effectual external application, while alteratives and physic should be given internally.

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