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illustrated.1887 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. MIDDLE STAGE. a. Diseases
of the Vascular System: Palpitation--Angina Pectoris
Changes in the Kidney: Interstitial Nephritis--Tube-casts--The
Urine--Albuminuria--Glycosuria. c. Results of Toxic Blood:
Uraemia--Secondary Inflammations--Gouty Asthma--Albuminuric
Retinitis--Dupuytren's Contraction. Some Practical Points. The
vaso-renal change pursues its way steadily along the lines laid
down in the preceding chapter, for years, and usually many years;
my strong impression being that it runs a slower course (perhaps
from its being more amenable to treatment) in persons of the Norse
type, than in those of the neurotic, or Arab type. In other words,
from the point of view of the Insurance Office, the Norse type is
the better life. As age advances, the neurotics seem to exhibit a
tendency to take on the changes in the vascular system; and to add
the dangers accruing therefrom to the troubles with which they are
already familiar. Consequently, a single line of progress will now
be adopted as being most in harmony with the actual clinical facts.
We find (i) diseases connected with the vascular system; (2)
changes in the kidney; and (3) diseases due to the vitiated
condition of the blood, coming into view. And in this order will
the troubles of the middle stage be discussed. Diseases of the
Vascular System.--These can be subdivided into those due to spasm
of the arterioles; and those due to the waxing rigidity of the
arterial walls, in connection with the large left ventricle. The
first section embraces rather disorders than diseases from a
pathological point of view; but 'diseases' they certainly are, in
the truest and original sense of the word, from a clinical point of
view. They incl...
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