Treatise on Neuralgic Diseases, Dependent Upon Irritation of the Spinal Marrow and Ganglia of the Sympathetic Nerve
Excerpt from Treatise on Neuralgic Diseases, Dependent Upon Irritation of the Spinal Marrow and Ganglia of the Sympathetic Nerve The term Neuralgia, which was originally employed to designate certain affections of nerves attended with severe pain, has of late, with great propriety, been extended, from its original and literal signification, to many other morbid affections of nerves, which are not characterized by pain, but by some other perverted state of their functions. Neuralgia includes within its range a great variety of diseases, presenting an endless diversity both in their symptoms and in the parts where they are seated. That such variety should exist, ceases to excite surprise, when we consider how varied are the functions of the different nerves, and how diversified the tissues and organs to which they are distributed. To the attentive observer of disease, neuralgic affections, under this more extended signification, must repeatedly present themselves. The skin, for instance, may be the seat of every degree of exalted or diminished sensibility, from the slightest uneasiness to the most acute suffering, and from the most trivial diminution of sensibility to complete obliteration of feeling - symptoms not dependent upon disease affecting the different tissues of the part, but solely referable to a morbid condition of the sentient nerves. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.