A Practical Treatise Upon Eczema

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byThomas M'call Anderson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1874 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV. The Flexor Surfaces of the Joints (Eczema chap-xiy. i n.,, n Eczema articulorum. articulorum) are very favourite seats of eczema, which is exactly the reverse of what is observed in psoriasis, in which the extensor surfaces, especially of the elbows and knees, are attacked by preference. In this situation the natural furrows of the skin are specially apt to become the seat of fissures, and this, taken in connection with the loss of elasticity of the parts as a result of the eruption, often interferes with, and renders painful, the movement of the joints. The eruption is almost invariably symmetrical, and it is curious to observe, as has been pointed out by Hebra, that an affection of the fronts of the elbows generally coincides with an implication of the popliteal spaces, and disease of the front of the wrists with disease of the front of the ankles; but eczema of the inguinal regions does not, as one might suppose, usually coincide with eczema of the axillae, but rather of the genital organs and neighbouring parts. Eczema often attacks the hands (Eczema manuum) Eczema mTMum and the feet (Eczema pedum), and is often limited to one or other of these parts. Sometimes one Out, Xiv. hand or foot is attacked, oftener both; and sometimes both hands and feet are implicated together, though usually in an unequal degree, the other portions of the body being spared. The hands suffer alone much oftener than the feet, being exposed to the air, and to the action of all kinds of local irritants. Hence cooks, bakers, warehousemen, grocers, bricklayers, smiths, &c, are very subject to the disease, their hands being exposed to great heat, to the prolonged action of water, or to the irritation of sugar, lime, particles of heated iron, &c. Owing to the number o...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1874 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV. The Flexor Surfaces of the Joints (Eczema chap-xiy. i n.,, n Eczema articulorum. articulorum) are very favourite ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217155359

ISBN - 13:9780217155359

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