Rabies

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The disease which is called hydrophobia when it affects human beings is known as rabies when it occurs in the lower animals, such as wolves, dogs, cats, horses, and cattle. Application and treatment: Because of the very rapid mortality of the disease, it is recommended that none but the very experienced should even try to eliminate this disease using frequency …

Rheumatism

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Acute rheumatism, or rheumatic fever, is a disease with distinctive characteristics, but the terms rheumatism, rheumatic and rheumatoid are applied to disorders which have little or no connection with acute rheumatism, a fact which should be borne in mind when considering such disorders. Acute rheumatism is an infective disease caused probably by a streptococcus, the route of entrance to the …

Rheumatoid Arthritis

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According to present usage, the name rheumatoid arthritis is applied to more than one kind of chronic inflammation of joints. In one type there are no bony changes in the joints, at any rate not until the disease is very advanced, but swelling of the synovial membrane and the soft tissues round the joint. These become contracted, and may thus …

Rhinitis

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Inflammation of the nasal mucous membrane is called rhinitis, the commonest form being acute catarrh. For applications; See: Cold.. Flu.. Nose..  

Rickets

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A nutritional disease of children, rickets, or rachitis, usually begins in the period between the sixth and the thirtieth months. The term rachitis, from the Greek word meaning spine (as the spine is an important part affected) was suggested by Francis Glisson (1591-1677) in his classical description of the disease (Tractatus de Rachitide. 1650), which was one of the earliest …

Ringworm

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Certain affections, due to the presence of parasitic fungi, are described as ringworm. The fungi, are propagated by little round or oval bodies known as spores. The variety of the infection depends upon the spores and, when it occurs in a hairy situation, upon their position, whether they are on the surface of the hair, within its substance, or both. …