A Treatise on the Eclectic Southern Practice of Medicine Page: 60 of 724
This book is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2010 and was provided to The Portal to Texas History by the University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries .
The following text was automatically extracted from the image on this page using optical character recognition software:
trary, patient writhes and changes posture frequently,
and rather desires pressure over the abdominal region.
Inflammed or highly irritated condition of the Mucous
Membrane of the Alimentary Canal.-There is a clean
and red appearance of the tongue, sometimes rough. In
chronic gastritis and enteritis, the tongue invariably ex-
hibits a dark red appearance; sometimes it is granulated.
Dyspepsia.-The tongue loaded, mouth clammy, taste
bitter, breath fetid. The tongue does not differ mate-
rially from that which is presented in chlorosis, except
that the latter is pale instead of red, and indicates in
addition to gastric derangement, a? defect in the process
Synochus Fever.-One of the first symptoms is that of
a tremulous tongue; as the disease progresses, it turns
a dark brown.
"Wakefulness is indicative of great cerebral irritation
or exhaustion. It is particularly apt to occur from
sympathetic excitement of the brain, depending on in-
testinal irritation, anid exhaustion from loss of blood."
When morbid wakefulness depends on these causes, it
is almost invariably attended with great restlessness or
jactitation, (to toss about,) a distressing feeling of anxie-
ty in the region of the heart, a constant disposition to
draw long breaths, with a pale and contracted counte-
nance. Sudden starting during sleep is generally con-
nected with latent indigestion. Similar symptoms occur
in organic affections of the heart. I was called in con-
sultation to a patient, with my friend Dr. McCraven,
laboring under the above symptoms, and we were an-
noyed to arrive at a just diagnosis, whether it was cere-
bral irritation or an organic affection of the heart.
Morbid Sensation.-Neuralyic pain differs widely from
Here’s what’s next.
This book can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Tools / Downloads
Get a copy of this page or view the extracted text.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Book.
Massie, J. Cam. A Treatise on the Eclectic Southern Practice of Medicine, book, 1854; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth143817/m1/60/: accessed August 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.