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Aix-les-Bains in Savoy: the medical treatment and general indications


Aix-les-Bains in Savoy: the medical treatment and general indications

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    Léon Brachet (Author)
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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...of baths and spray of Challes water. The greatest proportion of scrofulous affections at Aix are manifested in disease of the bones and articulations: in the latter case the injury probably commences in the synovial membranes or in the epiphyses. The surrounding parts are tumefied and fungous, and every sort of affection, from simple abscess to groups of fistulae, from stiffness of articulation to subluxation, may be encountered. Femoral affection is unfortunately the most frequent. We will not repeat our general observations on articular diseases, but only add that constitutional scrofula aggravates them to an alarming extent. Hence arise caries, necrosis, or simply osteitis and periostitis, with abscesses and fistulae in the articulations. Douches, and especially vapour baths, stimulate the granulation of the ulcers, of the bony and fibro-muscular tissues. distending and eliminating the degenerated pieces of bone. Frequently, this elimination occurs long after the cure which produced it. M. Petrequin has demonstrated the efficacy of our course in cases of scrofulous ophthalmia. The alterative and tonic action may be manifested, but not completed, in the short space of twenty-one days in deeply rooted affections, such as scrofula. Long and careful treatment under medical guidance can alone eradicate the disease. SKIN DISEASES. The local effect of the bath is a simple pansement of the dermatosis: but it also acts generally on the nervous system, and if the cutaneous affection arises from constitutional disturbance, such modifications may ensue as to ensure thorough recovery. The greater the absorption of the sulphurous element, the more hopeful are the prospects of a cure. This absorption, slight when the skin is dry and scaly, is very great in...
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  • Léon Brachet (Author)
  • (9 July 2012)
  • English
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