Chapter 3 - Temperament, Constitution of the Body, Symptoms of Diseases
Introduction
Medication and Temperaments
The Constitution
How to Examine a Patient
Explanatory Table of Symptoms
Temperature of the Body
Sickness During Life
Human Longevity
Strength and Warmth from Food and Drink
Weight of the Human Body
Diagram of Symptoms
Diagram of Symptoms
Diagram of Symptoms
Diagram of Symptoms
Diagram of Symptoms
Diagram of Symptoms
Symptoms of Different Diseases

3.4 How to Examine a Patient

How to Examine a Patient.

WHEN a patient is presented for examination, having observed the temperament, constitution, sex, and age,
1. Learn the causes of the disease, whether local, specific, or general, and also its history.
2. Search out its nature and character, whether febrile or otherwise.
3 Take notice of the whole train of symptoms, embracing the pulse, the condition of the mouth, tongue, and digestive organs, the breathing, the urine, the fecal discharges, the condition of the brain and nervous system, the state of the skin, etc.

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