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THE PHTHISICAL COUNTENANCE.
Acute pain in the abdominal viscera.-Features acute ;
forehead wrinkled; brows knit; nostrils drawn up* nd
acute; under lip drawn down exposing the teeth."
Organic affections of the heart.-(This term is used to
distinguish a disease of structure from a functional dis-
ease, thus, when the. liver is converted into a hard,
tuberculated, or other structure, it is called an organic
disease.) Countenance. anxious; vividly flushed; pro-
labia (lips) livid; face turgid, oedematous, (to swell)
cold. "In hydrothorax the face has a pale livid aspect."
Soporose affections.-(A term given to those diseases
that produce sleep.) Flushes livid, tumid; eyes closed
or open and fixed; mouth frequently drawn to one side.
I syncope.-(13y this term we mean that the respira-
tion and action of the heart either cease or becomes
much weaker than usual, arising from diminished energy
of the brain, or from organic. affections of the heart.)
Pale, shrunk, coldand death-like.
In chlorosis.-(This is vulgarly termed " green sick-
ness ;" it is a retention or suppression of the menses.)
Pale; puffy; a peculiar darkness occupying the eyelids,
and sometimes surrounding the mouth, frequently ulcers
on the extremities.
Chronic irritation of the bowels.-" Puffy countenance ;
upper lip pale and swollen; occurs in verminous affec-
tions and scrofula.
Attitude. -The healthy attitude; advantages to be
obtained- from position in the treatment of diseases.
" Preternatural determination to a part diminished by
elevating such part ;" the head to be raised in apoplexy,
the extremities when affected with Shflammation, the
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Massie, J. Cam. A Treatise on the Eclectic Southern Practice of Medicine, book, 1854; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth143817/m1/55/: accessed June 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.