On Diseases of the Skin: A System of Cutaneous Medicine

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Lea, 1868 - Skin - 792 pages
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Page 236 - In about twelve hours it will be seen whether the solution has been well applied. If any inflamed part be unaffected, the solution must be immediately reapplied.
Page 33 - I counted the perspiratory pores on the palm of the hand, and found 3,528 in a square inch. Now, each of these pores being the aperture of a little tube of about a quarter of an inch long, it follows that in a square inch of skin on the palm of the hand, there exists a length of tube equal to 882 inches, or 73 feet.
Page 33 - Taken separately, the little perspiratory tube, with its appended gland, is calculated to awaken in the mind very little idea of the importance of the system to which it belongs ; but when the vast number of similar organs composing this system are considered, we are lead to form some notion, however imperfect, of their probable influence on the health and comfort of the individual. I use the words " imperfect notion," advisedly, for the reality surpasses imagination and almost belief.
Page 165 - What are you saying, sire?" exclaimed Emmanuel, astounded. half of my reputation; yet, more than all that, look you, this disease which human strength cannot long resist; this disease which medicine cannot cure; this frightful, inexorable, cruel disease, which invades the body from the crown of the head to the sole of the feet, which contracts the nerves with intolerable pains, which penetrates the bones, freezes the marrow, and converts into solid chalk the beneficent oil spread through our joints...
Page 69 - A permanent discolouration of some portion of the skin, often with a change of its texture, but not connected with any disorder of the constitution.

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