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People are beginning to understand that their discomforts come from morbidities, both mental and physical

TitleImpaired Health: Its Cause And Cure Vol2
AuthorJohn H. Tilden
PublisherHealth Research, Mokelumne Hill. California
Year1921
Copyright1921, John H. Tilden
AmazonImpaired health its cause and cure: A repudiation of the conventional treatment of disease

Impaired Health: Its Cause And Cure

A Repudiation of the Conventional Treatment of Disease

By

J. H. Tilden, M.D.

Author of "Criticisms of the Practice of Medicine," "Cholera Infantum," "Typhoid Fever," "Diseases Of Women and Easy Childbirth,". "Gonorrhea and Syphilis," "Appendicitis," "Care of Children," "Food", Vols. I and II

Volume Two

People are beginning to understand that their discomforts come from morbidities, both mental and physical

J. H. Tilden, M.D.

Health Research, Mokelumne Hill. California

Copyright 1921

-Author's Foreword
As the majority of the readers of this book have been educated to recognize the naming of diseases as necessary to an understanding of them, and an inability ...
-Chapter I. Diseased Brought On From Toxin Poisoning I. Typhoid Fever
Definition According to modern medical science, the cause of typhoid fever is a germ known by the name of bacillus typhosus. The disease is characterized ...
-II. Relapsing Fever
We have relapsing fevers in this country. We have patients who appear to be improving, and who then suffer a relapse, to be followed by another improvement and ...
-III. Smallpox (Variola)
An accute infectious disease characterized by pronounced skin eruptions. The eruptions have four stages: papule, vesicle, pustule, and crust. When the crust ...
-Variation In The Virulence
Sydenham states that smallpox has its peculiar kinds, taking one form during one series of years and another during another; which means that the severity of ...
-IV. Chicken-Pox (Varicella)
Definition This is a slightly contagious disease of children, characterized by an eruption of vesicles on the surface of the body. Children may get off with a ...
-V. Scarlet Fever
Definition An infectious disease with a diffuse exanthem (scarlet rash) and sore throat. Etiology None of the infectious diseases vary so greatly in intensity.
-VI. Measles
Definition A highly contagious fever, marked by a breaking-out on the surface of the body--irritation of the air passages and skin. Etiology Measles is the ...
-VII. Mumps (Parotitis)
Definition This disease is said to be infectious. It is characterized by a swelling of the salivary glands, especially the parotid gland situated in front of ...
-VIII. Whooping Cough
Definition Characterized by a convulsive cough of long-drawn inspirations, with a whooping sound. Symptoms It is said that the incubation for this disease is ...
-IX. Influenza (La Grippe)
Definition A pandemic disease, coming at irregular intervals, traveling very rapidly, and extending over a vast territory in a very short time. In intra- ...
-X. Pneumonia
Definition An infectious disease of the lungs, which usually terminates by a crisis in seven or eight days. Etiology Children are very liable to have pneumonia.
-XI. Diphtheria
Definition An infectious disease characterized by an exudation thrown out on the mucous membrane of the pharynx, tonsils, larynx, and sometimes in the trachea ...
-XII. Erysipelas
Definition This is said to be an acute contagious disease, characterized by an inflammatory condition of the skin, caused by a specific germ. My definition for ...
-XIII. Rheumatic Fever
Definition An acute fever that is caused by absorption of toxin from intestinal decomposition in those of gouty diathesis, characterized by inflammation of one ...
-XIV. Cholera Morbus
Definition This is a disease brought on from indigestion. Etiology Those who are subject to cholera morbus have brought on enervation from hard work, hot ...
-XV. Syphilis
Definition The definition for syphilis, as given by the modem text-books, is that it is a specific disease caused by the Spirochaeta pallida, and that it is ...
-XVI. Gonorrhea
Definition This is a septic infection of the mucous membrane of the urethra. I have some views that are not strictly orthodox in regard to this disease as well ...
-XVII. Tuberculosis
Definition The definition, according to modern medical science, is an infectious disease caused by the bacillus tuberculosis. The lesions are characterized by ...
-XVIII. Rocky Mountain Fever--Tick Fever
We hear occasionally of this disease in the mountains of Idaho, Nevada, and Wyoming. It is supposed to be produced by the bite of a tick. The disease begins ...
-Chapter II. Diseases Due To Chemical Poisoning And Sunstroke. I. Lead Poisoning
Etiology This disease develops among lead-workers--or workers in lead mines, paint factories, white-lead factories, and institutions where face-powders are put ...
-II. Arsenical Poisoning
Acute poisoning by arsenic is brought about by taking rough-on-rats, Paris green, and sometimes arsenous acid. People who desire to commit suicide sometimes ...
-III. Ptomaine Poisoning
Ptomaine poisoning may be developed from taking into the system food that is in a state of decomposition, or it may be produced by taking wholesome food into ...
-IV. Sunstroke
Definition This is a condition brought on by exposure to excessive heat of those who are enervated from sensual indulgence. Those who are brought down with so- ...
-Chapter III. Disease Peculiar To The Gouty Diathesis. 1. Arthritis Deformans
Definition Osler says that it is a chronic disease of the joints, of doubtful etiology. Judging from my own experience, I should say that the disease is a ...
-II. Chronic Rheumatism
Etiology This disease represents a perverted state of nutrition. Its victims belong to the gouty diathesis. They are almost invariably eaters of large ...
-III. Muscular Rheumatism
Definition A painful affection of the voluntary muscles and the faciae (the fat that covers muscles and dips down between them). This disease often takes hold ...
-IV. Diabetes Mellitus
Definition Perverted nutrition in which sugar fails to be carried through the regular digestive process and appears in the urine. It is considered that a ...
-V. Diabetes Insipidus
Definition A chronic derangement characterized by passing large quantities of urine of low specific gravity. Sometimes the urine will not be heavier than water.
-VI. Obesity
Definition An over-development of body; an excessive deposit of fat in all parts of the body. Etiology There are two types of this disease which have a ...
-Chapter IV. Diseases Of The Digestive System A. Diseases Of The Mouth. Stomatitis
(1) Acute Stomatitis This is a disease of the mouth--the commonest disease of this organ. It may be caused by gum-chewing, or by eating anything that is ...
-(2) Ulcerative Stomatitis
The ulcerative form of this, disease is found in many grown people. 'Those with decomposition in the stomach and bowels, and fetid breath, and who have bad ...
-(3) Geographical Tongue (Eczema of the Tongue)
As the name implies, the surface of the tongue gives the impression of a map; or the tongue may be described as being figured--some parts denuded of epithelium ...
-B. Diseases Of The Salivary Glands
(1) Hypersecretion (Ptyalism) The amount of saliva secreted in twenty-four hours is from two to three pints. Most of this is secreted while eating. When there ...
-C. Diseases Of The Pharynx
(1) Circulatory Disturbances Hyperemia is common with smokers, or those who eat excessively and have acid fermentation in the stomach. The fermentation causes ...
-D. Diseases Of The Tonsils. I. Acute Tonsilitis
Etiology This is a disease of childhood. It is, however, not infrequently met with in grown people. An attack of this disease is supposed to be precipitated by ...
-II. Chronic Tonsilitis
This is a catarrhal state of the pharynx and posterior nasal passages. Sometimes the eustachian tube, and even the middle ear, are involved. This disease is ...
-E. Diseases Of The Esophagus. I. Acute Esophagitis
Etiology Inflammation of this passage may be of a catarrhal nature, but the rule is that it comes from injuries, such as scalding, accidentally swallowing ...
-II. Spasm Of The Esophagus
This disease is met with in hysterical women and hypochondriacal men, It is also a symptom in chorea, epilepsy, and certain other convulsions. It is sometimes ...
-F. Diseases Of The Stomach. 1. Acute Gastritis
Etiology Anything that will irritate the stomach may be a cause: overeating; eating improper food; improper combinations; swallowing chemicals of any kind, ...
-II. Chronic Gastritis
Etiology This disease is the culmination of a number of attacks of acute gastritis, with a continuous abuse to the stomach between attacks. Those who build ...
-III. Dilation Of The Stomach (Gastrectasis)
Etiology Dilation of the stomach is not a common disease; yet in a large general practice a physician will see a case occasionally. It is characterized by ...
-IV. Peptic Ulcer (Ulceration Of The Stomach)
Symptoms This is a small ulcer. When located in the first portion of the duodenum, or in the pyloric extremity of the stomach, it creates very few symptoms.
-V. Cancer Of The Stomach
Symptoms It is rather hard to distinguish the turning-point from chronic irritation, inflammation, and ulceration to a state of malignancy. Those who have ...
-VI. Hemorrhage From The Stomach (Hematemesis)
Etiology This symptom may result from cancer, ulcer, disease of the blood-vessels as described under the head of erosions, dilated blood-vessels such as are ...
-VII. Neurosis Of The Stomach (Nervous Dyspepsia)
Etiology Nervous derangements of the stomach may be divided into three classes: (1) Motor, (2) Secretory, and (3) Sensory Neurosis. These are the distinctions ...
-G. Diseases Of The Intestine. I. Diarrhea (Catarrhal Enteritis)
It is purely arbitrary to diagnose an intestinal derangement as duodenitis, jejunitis, typhlitis, ileitis, colitis, or proctitis; for diarrhea--or, rather, its ...
-(1) Chronic Diarrhea
In tubercular subjects, maltreatment will often transform an acute case of diarrhea into one of so-called chronic diarrhea, or intestinal tuberculosis. In ...
-(2) Dysentery
This is a disease that is strictly a type of constipation. Symptoms The patient has frequent desire to evacuate the bowels. The first symptoms are those of a ...
-(3) Chronic Dysentery
This is the remains of a badly treated case of acute dysentery Treatment The treatment should not be very different. Copious enemas must be given to unload the ...
-(4) Amebic Dysentery
Etiology Colitis, acute or chronic, caused by amebic dysentery, is not very frequently met with, yet often enough to be noticed in this place. It is said that ...
-II. Constipation; Obstipation; Fecal Impaction
Definition Of Peristalsis Peristalsis means rolling. It is a vermicular motion or movement of the bowels--a contraction of the transverse or circular muscular ...
-The So-Called Constipation Remedies And Why They Must Fail
Cellulose. Rough food containing much cellulose is the first thing thought of when the physician's mind turns from cathartics and all kinds of drug stimulation, ...
-Treatment Of Constipation
Constipation is an affection--it is not a disease; hence, whatever the cause is, it must be sought out and removed. To use anything--any one remedy or any ...
-III. Appendicitis, Colitis, And Obstruction
Appendicitis.--There never was a case of appendicitis that was not preceded by constipation and colitis. Indeed, appendicitis is sequential to these two ...
-IV. Enteroptosis
Definition Dropping down of the contents of the abdominal cavity, but particularly a dropping of the stomach and large intestine, transverse colon, kidneys, ...
-H. Diseases Of The Liver I. Jaundice
Definition Jaundice is known by the name of icterus. It is characterized by a yellow coloring of the skin of the body; also the mucous membrane and the fluids ...
-II. Gallstones
Etiology There are many causes given by authorities on the subject. According to my way of thinking, the simplest and most correct explanation is that, as a ...
-III. Cirrhosis Of The Liver
Etiology This disease is the ending of a life of debauchery. It comes from indulging the senses by way of eating and drinking, and gratifying lust. Lust enters ...
-I. Diseases Of The Pancreas
When speaking of derangements of the pancreas, we necessarily, in this connection, think of digestion of the starches. If the mouthing of food is neglected, ...
-I. Hemorrhage
Hemorrhage into the pancreas has been reported by the leading authorities. F. W. Draper, of Boston, reported that in four thousand autopsies he met with ...
-II. Acute Pancreatitis
This disease may be started by septic infection. it may be caused by an injury--a blow on the abdomen. As toxins are the principal cause, inebriety, and the ...
-J. Diseases Of The Peritoneum I. Peritonitis
Definition Inflammation of the peritoneum. Etiology It may be primary or secondary. Primary Peritonitis This is of very rare occurrence. When it does occur, it ...
-II. Chronic Peritonitis
This is a slight affection at the start. There may be a slight infection of the peritoneum from an extension of the disease in the pelvis. There may be a ...
-III. Ascites
Definition Accumulation of serous fluid in the peritoneal cavity. Etiology This affection is secondary to inflammations, or slight extension of inflammations ...
-Chapter V. Diseases Of The Respiratory Apparatus. A. Diseases Of The Nose. I. Acute Coryza
Definition This is what everybody knows as a cold in the nose or cold in the head. Etiology Its cause is toxin poisoning from intestinal decomposition of food.
-II. Hay Fever
Definition This is a chronic disease of the mucous membrane lining the nose, accompanied by gastric symptoms on the order of chronic subacute gastritis. The ...
-III. Epistaxis (Nosebleeding)
Etiology Excessive eating to hyperemia, and a catarrhal inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nose, are often the basic causes of nosebleeding. Young ...
-B. Diseases Of The Larynx. I. Acute Catarrhal Laryngitis
Acute inflammation of the larynx may come on with a cold, or following a cold. Etiology Catching cold, or over-use of the voice, may be the cause of the ...
-II. Chronic Laryngitis
This is the same as the preceding, except that the patient has been imprudent; he has continued eating, and has developed more or less indigestion. He has ...
-III. Edematous Laryngitis
Etiology Edema of the glottis is a very serious affection. It is not often met with. Of course, it is caused by wrong life. Symptoms There is difficult ...
-IV. Spasmodic Laryngitis (Laryngismus Stridulus)
This disease is started up by a slight catarrhal cold. Then, if the child is of a nervous character, the difficult breathing may cause it to be irritable; it ...
-V. Tubercular Laryngitis
Etiology The same causes that produce pulmonary tuberculosis will cause this trouble. There must be the history of wrong life coming on for several years ...
-VI. Syphilitic Laryngitis
Symptoms There will be a hoarseness, as well as a history of an infection. Possibly there will be an ulcer that can be observed through the laryngoscope. There ...
-C. Diseases Of The Bronchi. Acute And Chronic Bronchitis
Bronchitis is as common as tuberculosis, and the two are often confounded. It is said to be bilateral, and to affect either the large or the medium-sized tubes, ...
-D. Diseases Of The Lungs I. Congestion
Definition There are two forms--passive and active. It is doubtful if this disease is ever more than symptomatic. It accompanies pneumonia; it is found in ...
-II. Edema
This is a form of congestion where there is a transudation of serum into the air-cells. I have never seen more than one case. This case, however, I diagnosed ...
-III. Pulmonary Hemorrhage
This disease occurs in two forms: hemorrhage into the bronchial tubes, called bronchorrhagia, in which the bleeding is into the bronchial tubes and is ...
-E. Diseases Of The Pleura I. Acute Pleurisy
This disease may be divided into the dry, or adhesive, pleurisy, and the wet, or pleurisy with an effusion. Symptoms The disease will set in with a chill, ...
-II. Purulent Pleurisy
Etiology Pus in the pleura usually comes from a badly treated case of pleurisy. The profession pretty generally recognizes this disease as tubercular. I have ...
-III. Chronic Pleurisy
The few hints I have given above apply to chronic pleurisy. As stated before, the fluid must be removed where the pressure on the heart or the lungs is great ...
-IV. Hydrothorax
This is a simple transudation of serous fluid into the pleural cavity. The treatment is to aspirate and build up the constitution.
-V. Pneumothorax
This is a condition where there is air in the chest. It is a rare disease, and usually comes from an injury. Symptoms The disease comes on suddenly. The ...
-Chapter VI. Diseases Of The Kidneys I. Movable Kidney, Or Floating Kidney
Description The kidney is held in position by the peritoneum and fatty capsule, the former passing in front of it, and by the blood vessels. Normally the ...
-II. Hematuria (Blood In The Urine)
This symptom may, for convenience, be divided into constitutional derangement, and functional and organic derangement, of the kidney. The hemorrhage from the ...
-III. Albuminuria
This may come from many causes. Without constitutional symptoms, attention should be given to the urethra and bladder. A catarrhal condition of the bladder ...
-IV. Pyuria (Pus In The Urine)
Etiology This symptom may come from many causes--possibly abscess in the kidney, abscess in the pelvic region emptying into the bladder, ulceration of the ...
-V. Uremia
This is a form of toxemia--retention of the urine in the blood--caused by faulty elimination. The exact modus operandi has not been discovered. Probably the ...
-VI. Acute Brights Disease
Definition Inflammation of the kidneys of a diffusive character; that is, the inflammation is of the parenchymatous (external) tissue or substance, not of the ...
-VII. Chronic Bright'S Disease
This disease is no different from acute Bright's disease, except that the patient has shown a strong resistance, and has also been incorrigible, inasmuch as ...
-VIII. Nephrolithiasis (Stone In The Kidney)
Symptoms The patient may pass gravel for years. I remember a case I had that in the course of five years passed a two-ounce bottle of small stones, the largest ...
-IX. Tumors Of The Kidney
Tumors of the kidney are of two kinds--malignant and benign. Sarcoma is the most common of the malignant diseases to take hold of the kidney. Symptoms Blood in ...
-Chapter VII Diseases Of The Blood And Ductless Glands I. Anemia
Definition Anemia means a deficiency in the volume of the blood albumin or hemoglobin. Pronounced anemia follows excessive loss of blood. Anemia may be local ...
-II. Leukemia
Definition A disease that is known by a persistent tendency for an increase in the white corpuscles. There are also enlargements of the spleen and lymphatic ...
-III. Hodgkin'S Disease
Definition This is a disease of the lymphatic glands. It starts on the side of the neck; the spleen enlarges, and there usually are formations of growths or ...
-IV. Purpura (Hemorrhage Into The Skin)
Description This is not a disease; it is a symptom, as it develops in many chronic diseases. It indicates a most pronounced toxin poisoning. It is not unusual ...
-V. Hemophilia
Definition Chronic bleeding. The patients affected in this way are spoken of as bleeders. When they are known, surgeons give them a wide berth. Women during ...
-VI. Scurvy
Definition The definition usually given is a constitutional disease characterized by pronounced enervation, with anemia and a spongy condition of the gums, ...
-Infantile Scurvy
The cause of this trouble is nursing mothers who have been living on food with an acid potentiality, to the neglect of fresh fruit and vegetables. This causes ...
-VII. Diseases Of The Suprarenal Bodies. Addison's Disease
Definition I can give no better definition than that given by Osler: A constitutional affection characterized by asthenia, muscular and vascular, irritability ...
-VIII. Diseases Of The Spleen (1) Movable Spleen
Enlargement of the spleen, such as has been referred to under other heads, occurs in fevers, heart disease, hardening of the liver, and other diseases. There ...
-(2) Rupture of the Spleen
The spleen has been known to become so enlarged from hyperemia, or engorgement of blood, that it spontaneously ruptured. Then again the spleen may be ruptured ...
-IX. Diseases Of The Thyroid Gland (1) Hyperemia
These symptoms belong to a syndrome. Where this state exists, there is toxin absorption from decomposition in the bowels. The lymphatic glands are more or less ...
-(2) Acute Thyroiditis
This affection may be the sequel of typhoid fever, scarlet fever, pneumonia, rheumatic fever, or mumps. The entire gland may be involved, or only one lobe of ...
-(3) Goiter
Definition Enlargement of the thyroid gland. It may occur sporadically or in epidemic form. There are three varieties of true hypertrophy of the thyroid gland.
-(4) Exophthalmic Goiter
Definition A disease characterized by an exophthalmose, an enlargement of the thyroid, functional disturbance of the heart and vascular system generally, and ...
-X. Diseases Of The Thymus Gland
This is one of the ductless glands situated behind the sternum. In normal people it is extinct by the time of puberty. 'The only thing that makes this gland of ...
-Chapter VIII. Diseases Of The Circulatory System A. Diseases Of The Pericardium I. Pericarditis
According to the best authorities on medicine, this disease is the result of infective processes; but when the student desires to know what infective process ...
-B. Diseases Of The Hear I. Enrocarditis
Definition Inflammation of the lining membrane of the heart. It is usually confined to the valves, and, when spoken of correctly, it should be called valvular ...
-II. Functional Affections Of The Heart (1) Palpitation
This is a functional derangement of the heart that may have many causes. Indigestion is a common cause. Fright, worry--in fact, overworked emotions--may become ...
-(2) Arrhythmia
This means absence of rhythm of the heart-beat. A flushing of the skin about the face and neck, coming in patches, indicates sympathetic nervous irritation of ...
-(3) Rapid Heart (Tachycardia)
Some people naturally have rapid hearts, and there are others who naturally have slow hearts. This is told by the profession, and laymen will readily believe ...
-(4) Slow Heart
This is supposed to be a family peculiarity. Napoleon's heart-beat was about forty to the minute, and he died of cancer of the stomach. No doubt the mental ...
-III. Angina Pectoris
Neuralgia of the heart, or breast pang, is a sympathetic affection. It is caused by a hardening of the blood vessels. It is supposed that the root of the aorta, ...
-C. Diseases Of The Arteries I. Arteriosclerosis
Definition A thickened state of the intima or inner coat of the arteries. It is sequential to changes that take place in the other coats of the arteries. The ...
-II. Aneurism
There are different kinds of aneurisms. What is known as a true aneurism is one in which the sac is formed by one or more of the arterial coats. False aneurism ...
-Chapter IX Diseases Of The Nervous System. Introduction
To introduce this subject, I desire to say a little about the influence of functional derangement of the nervous system on our daily lives. This subject is not ...
-A. Diseases Of The Spinal Cord I. Locomotor Ataxia (Posterior Spinal Sclerosis)
This disease is characterized by disturbances of sensations and incoordinations of the muscular system. Nutritive changes are also in evidence. There is also ...
-II. General Paralysis
Definition A progressive disease of the brain and meninges, associated with mental and motor disturbances. Etiology All nerve disturbances of a degenerative ...
-III. Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
Definition An acute inflammatory disease of the skin, which consists of vesicles on a reddened base, the lesions being distributed in relation to the course of ...
-IV. Endarteritis
In people over fifty years of age it is quite common to find hardening of the arteries of the spinal cord. In all probability this is due to the fact that in ...
-B. Diffuse And Focal Diseases Of The Brain I. Aphasia
This is a disease interfering with speech. Where symptoms of aphasia begin to manifest, it points to a lesion of the nervous system, especially a chronic ...
-I. Affections Of The Blood Vessels Of The Brain. Cerebral Circulation
In ordinary health the circulation of the blood in the brain follows in order the general circulation. Anything that increases the flow generally will increase ...
-Cerebral Hemorrhage (Apoplexy)
Etiology Those conditions of the body that pervert the blood vessels--a plethoric state of the body, rheumatism, gout, acidosis or scurvy--when known to exist, ...
-III. Tumors Of The Brain
Symptoms The most important symptom is headache--either dull and continuous, or sharp, stabbing, or lancinating. The pain may be made to diffuse itself all ...
-IV. Inflammation Of The Brain. Acute Encephalitis
This means inflammation of the brain substance--usually of the gray matter. Inflammation may be brought on by an injury, by intoxicants, food poisoning, gas ...
-C. Diseases Of The Peripheral Nerves I. Neuritis
This disease may be confined to a single nerve, or it may involve a large number of nerves. When many nerves are involved it is known as multiple neuritis.
-II. Neuritis In Metallic Poisoning
This disease is liable to be set up in the course of metallic poisoning. Treatment Rest in bed and a pint of hot water every three hours until comfortable.
-D. Diseases Of The Cerebral Nerves I. Lesions Of The Retina
These lesions are not rare, and must be recognized by the physician. A systematic examination of the eye, to find out the condition of the retina in certain ...
-Paralysis of the Fifth and Seventh Nerves
Where the fifth nerve is involved, sensation and motion are apparently interfered with. Where the seventh is involved, facial paralysis is marked. Paralysis ...
-II. Sciatica
This disease is often called sciatica, neuralgia, sciatic rheumatism, and sciatic inflammation. It is neuritis of the sciatic nerve. It is not impossible to ...
-E. General And Functional Diseases I. Paralysis Agitans Or Parkinson's Disease (Shaking Palsy)
This is a chronic affection characterized by weakness and tremor, also rigidity. Etiology This disease develops in men oftener than in women. It is a disease ...
-II. Acute Chorea (St. Vitus' Dance)
This disease appears oftener in children. It is characterized by irregular, involuntary twitching or contraction of the muscles. Authors recognize the ...
-III. Infantile Convulsions
To say that there are infantile convulsions which are not epileptiform is to make a distinction without a difference. A convulsion is a convulsion. It is said ...
-IV. Epilepsy
Definition This is an affection of the nervous system, characterized by spasms or convulsive movements, with unconsciousness. In the lighter forms there is ...
-V. Migraine (Sick Headache)
This disease is characterized by severe headache, usually one-sided or unilateral. Often it is associated with a deranged condition of the vision. The eye ...
-VI. Neuralgia
Definition Pain in the course of a nerve, due to pressure or toxin poisoning. It is easy enough to cure. All that is necessary is to correct the life of the ...
-VII. Hysteria
Definition This is a condition of perverted mentality. Perverted ideas control the patient, and produce more or less morbid derangement of the different organs ...
-VIII. Insomnia (Sleeplessness)
Etiology Pain; poison circulating in the blood, such as occurs in Bright's disease, autotoxemia, intestinal toxins, mercurial mania, different forms of partial ...
-IX. Raynaud'S Disease
This is a rare disease. It is supposed to be caused by disturbances of the vaso-motor nervous system. Etiology Anemia is given as the cause; also chlorosis, ...
-Chapter X. Alcoholism
(1) Acute Alcoholism Alcohol is supposed to be a stimulant. It is a diffusive narcotic and antalgic. It deadens sensation. When taken in large quantities, it ...
-(2) Dipsomania
This is a form of periodic drunkenness. Those coming under this head have seasons when they have no desire whatever for drink, and, so far as their feelings ...
-(3) Chronic Alcoholism
This is brought on by years of tippling. Alcohol of a light order is taken continuously for years. Some people will use a light form of alcohol for ten years ...
-(4) Delirium Tremens
This disease develops in those who have been in the habit of tippling for years. Sometimes it requires twenty-five to thirty years to break down the nervous ...
-Chapter XI. Diseases Due To Intestinal Parasites
COMMON FORMS.--(l) Ascaris Lumbricoides; (2) Oxyuris Vermicularis; (3) Tenia Saginata; (4) Tenia Solium. (1) Ascaris Lumbricoides This is a long, slender worm ...







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