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Remarkable rapid pulse, from one hundred to one hundred and forty a minute; unusual prominence of the eyes, giving them a storing or ferocious look; enlargement of the thyroid gland; debility and anaemia; mental depression; nervousness; sleeplessness; in women, amenorrhoea.
This is undoubtedly a nervous affection which affects some parts of the circulatory apparatus, though it is a rare disease and not well understood.
The eminent Dr. Flur says in reference to treatment, "Hygienic measures are probably of greater importance than remedies." The patient should be surrounded by cheerful influences, the diet should be palatable and nutritious, and abundant out-of-door exercise should be taken. The application of electricity is recommended as an excellent remedy for this rare disease.