Practical manual of the diseases of children with a formulary by Edward III Ellis

Practical manual of the diseases of children with a formulary

byEdward III Ellis

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V--FEVERS 1. Measles--Rubeola--Moebilli An acute specific disease--febrile and infectious, ushered in with catarrhal symptoms and characterised by an eruption on the skin, which appears usually upon thefourth day. Usual symptoms.--After a period of incubation varying from twelve to fourteen days (the period of incubation in cases produced by inoculation is seven days; Dr Murchison gives the ordinary incubation at from ten to eleven days) there is manifested alternate chilliness and heat, a quickened pulse, aching in the limbs, slight headache, soon followed by redness of the eyes, coryza, hnskiness, and hoarse cough. On the fourth day there is an eruption of soft, circular, very slightly elevated, dusky red spots, which appear first on the forehead, and extend over the face, neck, and whole body. The spots gradually coalesce, and present a peculiar crescentic or horse-shoe shape. The spots disappear on pressure. They attain their greatest intensity on the fourth day from their invasion, and by the seventh day they fade away with a slight desquamation of the cuticle. As a rule the fever does not abate on the appearance of the eruption. M. Girard thinks the contagion of measles is active during the prodromic stage. He also states that red spots aro visible on the velum palati four, five, or six days before the eruption appears on the skin. Dr Ringer states that the highest temperature reached in ordinary measles is 103 F.; the decline of temperature is sometimes as early as the fourth day, sometimes as late as the-eighth or tenth day. M. Roger gives as the mean temperature usually attained 101-5. A rise above 102 F. indicates a severe attack. Occasional symptoms.--There may be no prodromata-whatever, or the attack may be ushered in...

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Title:Practical manual of the diseases of children with a formularyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:140 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 inPublished:May 5, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217665012

ISBN - 13:9780217665018

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