This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1824 edition. Excerpt: ... of Piccolhominus, a bad habit of bod was ascribed to the isthmus having compresse the vena cava and aorta, and deranged their functions; and Azzariti attributed an aneurism of the aorta, which had arisen between the appendages of the diaphragm, to the same cause. In general, however, the isthmus, being slender, cannot occasion any serious mischief. In the body of the girl in whom I found an isthmus not smaller than either lobe, and the lobes not very distant from each other, (for instead of occupying their usual situations, they lay upon the sides o the vertebrae,) I observed that the abdomen was not prominent, nor did the ribs deviate from their usua appearance as some have su posed they do in such cases. However, when the hulk of the kidney is considerable, and, at the same time, is prominent voi.. n. 37 upon the naturally projecting vertebrae, the abdomen must necessarily project; and when a female has been the subject of this unnatural appearance, it has occasionally excited a suspicion of pregnancy. But whilst the woman is living, and may be interroga-; ted, and when she reports that the tumour has 6XlSt(-NI' from birth, we cannot be misled. VV e may, however, be deceived when one of the kidneys becomes reatly enlarged from disease, and descends into the bypogastrium.--.7lIorgagni, xlviii. 16.. ' In the following case the pain in the loins arose from a cause exterior to the kidney. flbseess in the iliac region. A maiden about twenty-fouryears of age, having fallen from an eminence,'was'seized with an opEressive pain in her loins, accompanied with fever. oth these symptoms were mitigated, but they became violent again at the expiration of some da s, and were conjoined with a sense of weight in the The kidney has sometimes been...
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