Lectures on Fever: Delivered in the Memphis Medical College, in 1853-6

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Harper & Brothers, 1865 - 235 páginas

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Página 37 - is a disease that affects the whole system ; it affects the head, the trunk of the body, and the extremities ; it affects the circulation, the absorption, and the nervous system; it affects the skin, the muscular fibres, and the membranes; it affects the body, and affects likewise the mind. It is, therefore, a disease of the whole system in every kind of sense.
Página 163 - In those cases in which the fever is the primary affection, the chill and febrile symptoms generally precede those proper to the pneumonia for one, two, or three days, and sometimes a longer period.
Página 163 - In some ra«cs all the organs are threatened in succession with disease; today the patient complains of gastric symptoms ; to-morrow of a tendency to cerebral congestion ; subsequently, to rheumatic pains, until, finally the pneumonia discloses itself.
Página 37 - As the eighteenth-century practitioner George Fordyce described it, A fever is a disease which no knowledge of the structure of the human body, as far as it is at present known; no knowledge of the properties of the fluids, as far as they have hitherto been investigated; no knowledge of the action of the moving parts, as far as they have hitherto been observed; could give the smallest ground to suppose ever existed. In showing its history...
Página 200 - Pantheism — atheism — in our times originates with philosophers and scientists and descends to the people, and, in the absence of all proof to the contrary, it is fair to presume that it was the same in ancient times. The corruption, alike of language and of doctrine, is always the work of philosophers and of the learned or the half-learned, never of the people. The various heathen mythologies never originated, and never could have originated, with the ignorant...
Página 109 - I shall have more to say upon this subject when I come to treat of enteric fever.
Página 203 - There is now a slight knuckle corresponding to those two vertebrae, and there is no longer any doubt as to the character of the case.
Página 174 - Few diseases are more fatal to the negro, in whom the vital powers are less energetic than in the white subject ; and the sinking stage of malignant disease proportionally more rapid.
Página 4 - In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United Stater for the Southern District of New York.
Página 161 - In another page the writer says: "Let us talk as learnedly, and refine, discriminate, and vary our nomenclature as we may, to suit the fashion of the times ; when we come to deal with plain facts, as they are presented to us in practice, this whole class of diseases, to which...

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