Maternity; a popular treatise for young wives and mothers

9780217017190: Maternity; a popular treatise for young wives and mothers

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...--APPETITE.--THIRST. 219 Thrush an 1 ulcerations on the tongue, " imperfect digestion, and tendency to diarrhosa." A tongue covered with small white granulations, as if of coagulated milk or cheese, " thrush." A pale tongue, malarious " intermittent fever." A dry, dark-brown tongue, low state of " typhoid fever." MOUTH AND FAUCES. Ulcerations and cheesy deposits have been mentioned in the above paragraph. Bedness of the soft palate, Uvula, Larynx, "sore-throat," and, when other symptoms corroborate, " scarlet fever." A red tumor on each side of the soft palate, " inflammation and enlargement of the tonsils." A leather buff-color deposit on the tonsils, palate, and larynx, " diphtheria." Great inflammation and tumefaction of the whole cavity, without deposits, " quinsy." Slightly elevated white ulcers on the tonsils, " ulcerated sore-throat." APPETITE. Ravenous appetite, in diseases of the " mesenteric glands," and when " intestinal worms " are present. Want of appetite, disordered digestion, or some oncoming fever, jaundice, eruptions, &c. Canine or insatiable hunger, " tape-worm." THIRST. Intense thirst indicates a high degree of internal fever, such as inflammation of the mucous membranes of the stomach, bowels, &c. It is present in diarrhoea; but is very great in cholera. BELLY. Distentían of the belly indicates the presence of gases in the intestines, " flatulency." It is also present in great " inflammation of the bowels; " but, in this case, the great tenderness and sensitiveness to touch will distinguish it from the former, in which friction is grateful. Drum-like distention of the abdomen in fevers is a very alarming symptom. A very large, fat abdomen indicates " coarse food and overfeeding." A very emaciated and sunken belly, "...

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