The Treatment Of Chronic Skin Diseases; 3 Lects. With An Appendix On Lisdoonvarna Spas [a Reissue…

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byEdward Dillon Mapother

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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. 1872. Excerpt: ... LECTURE III. To Day we will begin by speaking of that dry scaly eruption of constitutional origin which is commonly called Psoriasis (ftopA itch), although itching is not a usual or long-continued character. The term lepra, which really indicates the same disease, is-still less appropriate. You must be very familiar with the cuticular scales of a whitish, sometimes pearly tint, lying heaped on a rouyh red cutis, which mark the affection. In an early stage the scales on several spots of the skin present the appearance of drops of mortar. These scales are most abundant and most easily removed by scratching or by the rubbing of the clothes during the first few months of the case, and if the disease is general a handful may be taken from the patient's bed in the morning. Tlie derma is thickened slightly, and its capillaries are enlarged, so that some of the characters of a chronic inflammation are presented. The papillae are likewise greatly enlarged. Several unnecessary names are applied to the forms of the disease accordingly as the shapes and extents of the patches vary. Dr. Anderson names one form rupoid, as the scales heap into cones, but this I have never seen. The extensor aspects of the knee and elbow are the ruost usual sites where in many people the cuticle is rough and crusty naturally, and where the bones are near the surface. The thighs, bony prominences at the shoulder, neck, and face, are the next most frequented sites, and from the two last named it generally creeps to the scalp. There is a most remarkable symmetry between the patches on each side of the body which marks the systemic nature of the disease. In corresponding parts the distribution of the blood must be more like than in other parts. It occurs in very healthy subjects, hence the p...

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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. 1872. Excerpt: ... LECTURE III. To Day we will begin by speaking of that dry scaly eruption of constitutional origin which is commonly called Pso...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217640877

ISBN - 13:9780217640879

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