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quantity of muriatic acid. We also find persons vomit-
ing up their food, and it is exceedingly sour and acid;
these are the results of indigestion. Black discharges
from the- stomach, especially in yellow fever, highly
dangerous; a rumbling noise in the stomach when fluids
are swallowed is a bad sign; very frequent vomiting,
with tenderness over the region.of the stomach, in fevers,
Fetid Breath.---There is frequently bad breath; it is
sometimes sour,#nd at times as foecal matter. The most
disagreeable breath arises from depraved secretions of
the tonsils; .this latter is particularly offensive. With
foul breath generally, we have eructations; these may
be simple or fetid; those which are inodorous are expe-
rienced when the stomach is empty. The fetid eructa-
tions arise when the stomach is full and the contents.
undergoing a certain degree of fermentation. Persons
who are subject to being costive have fetid eructations,
which are removed when the bowels are kept in a solu-
The Tongue.-No inflammation can exist in the system
without the tongue becoming white. In delirium tre-
mens it is always covered with a white mucus; when
covered with brown or black crust with cracks in it,
dangerous; black and dry, with sordes adhering to the
teeth, highly dangerous., A dark brown, hard and
shrivelled tongue, almost certainly fatal; secretion of
saliva a good .sign. Keeping the tongue between the
teeth without retracting it is a bad sign. A red, smooth
and shining tongue, dry around the edges, indicates con-
siderable danger, it is a sign of gastric inflammation.
Total absence of thirst, with a dry and rough tongue, is
a bad symptom. There is a variety of other appear-
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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/m1/67/: accessed April 29, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.