|BOOKS ON OLD MEDICAL TREATMENTS AND REMEDIES
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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ATROPHIA PILORUM PROPRIA1
Synonym.—Atrophy of the hair.
Atrophy of the hair is a general term employed to cover various
varieties of hair changes, of an atrophic or destructive character, which
may be due to the invasion of parasites in the hair or about the hair-
roots, or which may result from some known or unknown general sys
temic conditions from which the hair, as well as other tissues or organs,
may suffer partial nutritive starvation, and thus become weakened and
fragile. It is not improbable, however, that even those considered tropho-
neurotic in origin may be so only so far as it weakens the hair and makes
it an easy prey and lodging-place for microbic elements. It is usual to
divide the cases into those idiopathic in origin and those symptomatic,
but it is purely an arbitrary division, and practically signifies that
those belonging to the former class are without recognizable cause, while
the latter class includes those apparently due to constitutional disease,
such as phthisis, fevers, syphilis, diabetes, and the like, and to such local
affections as favus, ringworm, seborrhea, etc The various conditions
found are commonly known as fragilitas crinium, trichorrhexis nodosa,
monilethrix, piedra, tinea nodosa, Beigel’s disease (chignon fungus),
and lepothrix. It is the first three, however, which are usually included
under the above heading, the others being characterized by concretions
upon the hair-shafts, although some resulting atrophy is generally
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