Sarcoma (Viral)

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There are two kinds of cancer. One is derived from epithelial tissue and is called a carcinoma, while the other is derived from the tissues developed from the mesoblastic layer of the embryo, namely, connective tissue and muscle, and is called a sarcoma. Each is what is known as a malignant tumor, it eats into and destroys the healthy tissue …

Scarlet Fever

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A common infectious disease, scarlet fever, or scarlatina, owes its name to the vividness of its rash. Epidemics occur from time to time and children are more commonly the subjects of the disease. The specific cause seems to be a variety of streptococcus which generally enters the body through the nose and throat; moreover, the infection is most often communicated …

Sciatica (Nerve Inflammation)

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Pain along the course of the great sciatic nerve, that is, down the back of the lower limb, is described as sciatica. Usually it is caused by inflammation of the nerve, sometimes it is caused by the presence of an overloaded bowel or of a tumor in the pelvis or by disease in the hip joint, but in other instances …

Scurvy (Lack Of Vitamin C)

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It has long been known that scurvy, or scorbutus, can be prevented by including fresh food, especially vegetables and fruit, in the diet, and the disease is now rare, apart from war conditions. It has been found that the difference between fresh and preserved or dried food, as regards the liability to cause scurvy, consists in the absence from the …

Semi-Paralysis

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Paralysis of one half of the body results from a stroke or a rupture of blood vessels in the brain known as cerebral hemorrhage or cerebral infarction. Ruptures frequently occur in people with high blood pressure in time with sudden excitement, sudden cold wherein blood rushes to the brain but blood vessels have been hardened or weakened and constricted so …

Sinus (General)

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The term sinus is used to denote a variety of spaces and passages in the body. Thus, there are the spaces in certain bones,the frontal sinus, the sphenoidal sinus and so on, and the large venous channels in the membranes of the brain, the superior longitudinal sinus, the lateral sinus and other such sinuses. The ventricle of the larynx is …

Sinusitis

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Application and treatment: Inflammation is noted by pain, heat, redness, swelling, excess of blood, stoppage of flow of blood or other body fluid, changes in the blood and walls of the small vessels, discharge of accidental or acquired substances. The sinus is filled with bacteria. Other causes are virus infections, vitamin deficiencies, nutrients lacking in the blood, and the like. …

Skin (Hemorrhages)

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All over the body the skin rests on a layer, known as the subcutaneous tissue, or superficial fascia, which is composed of loose fibrous tissue in which are embedded numerous collections of fat cells. The skin itself is divided into two well-defined portions. The deeper is called the corium, dermis, cutis vera, or true skin, and consists of a dense …

Sleeping Sickness

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The disease described as sleeping sickness, negro lethargy or African lethargy represents the second stage of trypanosomiasis or infection with one of the species of trypanosome, spindle-shaped protozoal microorganism with a wavy appearance. Three types of human trypanosomiasis are recognized. Two of them are found Africa, the West African and the Rhodesian types, and these resemble one another. The third …

Slipped Disc

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Application and treatment: Middle aged women are the most numerous of those who have deformation of bones and joints, especially knee joints, and are also frequent victims of deformation of vertebrae and the intervertebral cartilaginous discs. Using positive polarizers, one woman had three discs out in her back which were healed and restored to proper position after three days of …

Smallpox

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An acute infectious disease, smallpox, or variola, is now uncommon in civilized countries, though from time to time limited epidemics break out in different parts of the world. In the 18th century alone, smallpox killed sixty million human beings, but toward the end of the century Edward Jenner discovered the preventive treatment. The infective agent would appear to be either …

Smell (Morbid)

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The stimulus that provokes the sense of smell is caused by certain substances, in solution, coming into contact with special cells in the nose. Such substances usually enter the nose in the form of vapor. While this sense has not in man the importance which it has in lower animals, it has more than a mere esthetic value, as what …

Sneezing

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The mechanism of a sneeze is similar to that of a cough. There is first a deep inspiration and then closure of the glottis. Following on this is a violent expiration-effort, the glottis flies open, and a blast of air is sent out through the nose. The sneeze is provoked by some irritation in the nose, and its object is …