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HOME PHYSICIAN AND ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MEDICINE The biggy of the late 1800's. Clearly shows the massive inroads in medical science and the treatment of disease.
ALCOHOL AND THE HUMAN BODY In fact alcohol was known to be a poison, and considered quite dangerous. Something modern medicine now agrees with. This was known circa 1907. A very impressive scientific book on the subject.
DISEASES OF THE SKIN is a massive book on skin diseases from 1914. Don't be feint hearted though, it's loaded with photos that I found disturbing.
Part of SAVORY'S COMPENDIUM OF DOMESTIC MEDICINE:
19th CENTURY HEALTH MEDICINES AND DRUGS
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DISEASES OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM.
By the nervous system we understand ordinarily those nervous structures contained in the skull and spinal colum. These
consist of the brain and the spinal cord. These constitute, how
ever, but a portion of the entire nervous system. Man, like the
other higher animals, is provided with two nervous systems
intimately connected, and yet having many duties to perform independently of each other. The first of these, the so-called sympa
thetic or ganglionic system, comprises numerous masses or ganglia
of nervous tissue which are scattered throughout the body, accom
panying the blood vessels everywhere, and regulating the functions
of the various organs - stomach, intestines, heart, lungs, etc.-
which are concerned in the maintenance of the individual. The
duties of this nervous system are therefore the regulation of the
animal economy, the maintenance of equilibrium among the different
parts of the organism. In some of the lower animals this is the only
nervous system present. As we ascend the scale of animal life,
the other system - the cerebro-spinal - appears at first in a very
simple and rudimentary form, increasing in complexity as the structure and functions of the animal become more elaborate. This
cerebro-spinal system presides over those portions of the animal
which bring him in contact with the external world. The simplest
animals, which are merely masses of jelly without any organs of
sense or of locomotion, have no such nervous apparatus, while in
the warm-blooded animals, which are provided with complicated
organs of sense, the cerebro-spinal system is more elaborate than
the sympathetic. As a natural result, the diseases of the brain and
spinal cord, those parts of the nervous system which are concerned
in the intercourse of the individual with the external world, are
more easily recognizable, and have been far more thoroughly
Above is a picture of the human brain from several angles
CONTENTS OF DISEASES OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM.
-Inflammation of the Brain : treatment.
-Spinal Meningitis: symptoms.
-Cerebro Spinal Meningitis : symptoms,treatment.
-Apoplexy : symptoms, cause, treatment.
-Falling Sickness (Epilepsy) :symptoms, cause, treatment.
-St. Vitus' Dance (Chorea).
-Acute Chorea :treatment.
-Lock Jaw - Tetanus: symptoms, treatment.
-Delirium Tremens : symptoms, treatment.
-Locomotor Ataxia : symptoms, cause, treatment.
-Wasting Palsy : treatment.
- Paraplegia : symptoms.
-Facial Paralysis : symptoms
-General Paralysis of the Insane - Shaking Palsy.
-Writers' Cramp: treatment of.
-Nervous Exhaustion: treatment.
-Whooping Cough: treatment.
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