Diseases of the Bones.
THE, bones are supplied with blood vessels and nerves; and as they live and grow Eke other parts of the body, so they become diseased and die in like manner.
Ulceration of the Bones. Caries.
Bones, like the soft parts, when attacked by violent inflammation, may ulcerate, discharge matter, and heal by granulation; or, having lost a portion of their substance, may sink under entire disorganization and death. This disease passes, in some parts of the country, under the name of I fever sore." It is generally the result of poor blood, scrofula and like disease, and hence needs tonic, constitutional as well as local treatment, cod oil, iron, etc.
Treatment. Apply splints, and keep the part in a state of absolute rest. Subdue the local inflammation by the usual means. If the disease arise from scrofula or syphilis, use the remedies for those diseases.
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