Consumption: Its Early and Remediable Stages

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Walton and Maberly, 1862 - 447 páginas
 

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Página 17 - ... also manifest ; the intercostal spaces are hollow and rhomboidal, agreeably to the configuration of the bone ; hypochondriac region lank and retracted; the abdomen and flanks contiguous to the spine; joints clearly developed, prominent, devoid of flesh ; so also with the tibia, ischium and humerus ; the spine of the vertebrae, formerly hollow, now protrudes, the muscles on either side being wasted ; the whole shoulder blades apparent like the wings of birds. If in these cases disorder of the...
Página 423 - Europe, in one of the finest climates; and the city itself is clean, airy, and abounds in every convenience, and in most luxuries. As for the environs of Pau, they are certainly beautiful. The Gave serpentines through the charming undulating country that surrounds the town. Grain, meadows, and vine...
Página 303 - Continental physicians, they have hitherto had less than their due influence, and the principle as such is comparatively little recognised, or brought into general application. In truth, common usage takes for the most part a directly opposite course ; and, under the notion or pretext of quiet, seeks to repress all direct exercise of this important function in those who are presumed to have any tendency to pulmonary disorders.
Página 17 - Voice hoarse; neck slightly bent, tender, not flexible, somewhat extended; fingers slender, but joints thick; of the bones alone the figure remains, for the fleshy parts are wasted; the nails of the fingers crooked, their pulps are shrivelled and flat, for, owing to the loss of flesh, they neither retain their tension nor rotundity; and, owing to the same cause, the nails are bent, namely, because it is the compact flesh at their points which is intended as a support to them ; and the tension thereof...

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