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E T VI. RRONCHITIS. CHAPTER I. NATURE AND CONSEQUENCES OP
RRONCHITIS. PAGES Frequency of the disease. Structure of the
bronchial tubes. Nature and symptoms. Effects of bronchitis in
childhood and adult age. Shrinking and dilatation of the air-cells.
. 181-188 CHAPTER II. CAUSES AND PREVENTION OP RRONCHITIS. The
effects of damp upon the skin. Effects of damp or cold air on the
bronchial tubes. Use of respirators. Bronchitis in children.
Clothing. Diet. Change of air. Caution against the injudicious
employment of leeches. Bronchitis in old age ... . . . 189-194
CHAPTER m. BRONCHITIS PRODUCED BY TRADES. This disease very general
in some trades. Appearance of the bronchial tubes in those who die
of this form of bronchitis. Mortality amongstPAGES
scissor-grinders, fork-grinders, razor-grinders, penknife-grinders,
table-knife-grinders, saw- grinders, scythe-grinders,
file-grinders, draw- filing cast-iron workers, workers in stone,
potters, workers in flax, yellow-leather-dres- sers, corn-millers,
maltsters, rag-sorters, paper- makers, flock-dressers,
feather-dressers, shoddy- grinders, weavers of coverlets, preparers
of hair, dressers of hemp, and trades of a similar nature.
Manufactories ought to be situated in the country. Use of magnetic
respirators. Contrivances for carrying off the dust of grinding,
and machine for flax-dressers. . 195-212 PAET VII. ASTHMA. CHAPTER
I. NATURE, CAUSES, AND PREVENTION OP ASTHMA. Nature and symptoms.
Causes. Hereditary predisposition. Eruptive fevers. Gout. Skin
complaints. Exciting cause almost always catarrh or bronchitis.
Premonitory symptoms and their treatment . . . . 2l5.o CONSUMPTION
AND SCBOFULA. CHAPTER I. These is no disease that has attracted so
much attention as consumption. F...
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