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with sighing, often attends intestinal irritation and
exhaustion from hemorrhage.
CouG.-When the efforts of coughing are anxiously
repressed, there is probably inflammation in the chest
Spasmodic Cogh.-In pertussis (whooping-cough)
sometimes from irritation of the stomach.
Sputa.-We have it of thin mucus, sometimes thick
and opaque, of a whitish color; sometimes mixed with
purulent matter, as in chronic bronchitis.
CUTICULAR SURFACE.-Its temperature, its color, its
state of dryness or moisture, its fullness or constriction,
its roughness or smoothness.
A yellowish tinge indicates biliary derangement; not,
however, to be confounded with that peculiar sallow-
ness which occur in cancer and chlorosis.. Permanently
dry and husky skin indicates torpor or chronic disease
of the liver.
URINE.-Small in quantity and red, in inflammatory
affections; copious and limpid in nervous diseases.
Bilious Urine.-The various sediments-lithates, phos-
phates; the former are red or purple, the latter white
or pale yellow.
Violent Iflamm nation of the Brain.-The pupils are
dilated or much contracted, the eye generally red; if
there should be lesion, you have squinting, and the eye
lids become paralyzed.
Inflam, nation in lthe Abdomen, to be distinguished from
spasmodic pains of the stomach and bowels. In inflam-
mation, the patient lies on" his back, knees drawn up,
head and shoulders raised, and resists all pressure on
the abdomen. In spasmodic pains or colic on the con-
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