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increased arterial action, and generally beneficial, partly
from the loss of blood, and again by the new arterial
excitement by which they are attended; these crisises
are generally confined to inflammatory fevers, they occur
sometimes in typhus; epistaxis (or hemorrhage from
the nose) is the most common, always preceded by one
or more of the following symptoms-flushed face, red
and suffused eyes, sneezing and ringing in the ears.
Critical reat.-This is an important crisis, and when
favorable, it is general, over the whole body, attended
with a warm skin; it is indicated by a soft full pulse,
an extraordinary degree of stinging or itching (most
commonly the latter) sensation on the surface, the cuti-
cle turns red, and the patient soon gets restless.
Exces of U'iic.- There is frequently an excess in
various diseases. In asthma there is frequently a large
quantity of pale urine made; in hysterical and dyspep-
tic persons, this is frequently the case; fright also pro-
duces it. But as a critical discharge it must be copious,
and some contend the morning urine is best for inspec-
tion; it will exhibit at first a cloud, floating in the up-
per part of the vessel, and finally a sediment; it will
be attended with a soft, moist skin, and a frequent in-
clination to urinate.
Critical Alvine Disclharges. -Very frequently take
place in bilious fevers; they are generally copious, and
indicated by a peculiar trembling of the under lip, a
full active pulse, pain in the bowels, discharge of wind,
moist tongue, and scarcity of urine.
Auscultation and Percussion.-We have concluded to
bring this subject under this head, and to give our tes-
timony to the truth of Lannec's discoveries. We know
by the large mass of physicians who have passed 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/m1/69/: accessed February 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.