Chapter 5 - Diseases of the Brain and Nerves
A Picture of Perfect Health - Diagram
Muscles of the Neck and Face - Diagram 1
Muscles of the Neck and Face - Diagram 2
Internal View of Base of Cranium - Diagram
Cross-section of Head - Diagram
Base of the Brain - Diagram
Cross-section of Head - Diagram
View of Skull - Diagram
Introduction to Diseases of the Brain and Nerves
Inflammation of the Dura Mater
Inflammation of the Arachnoid and Pia Mater
Brain Fever
Softening of the Brain
Abscess of the Brain
Induration of the Brain
Tumors of the Brain
Delirium Tremens
Inebriety
Effects of Alcohol on Stomach and Kidneys - Diagram
Effects of Alcohol on Stomach and Kidneys
Enlargement of the Brain
Shrinking of the Brain
Water in the Head
Dropsy of the Brain
CerebroSpinal Fever
Diseases of the Spinal Cord
Inflammation of the Spinal Cord
Apoplexy
Sunstroke
Paralysis
Paralysis of One Side of the Body
Paralysis of Lower Part of the Body
Local Palsy
Shaking Palsy
Lead Palsy
Hydrophobia
Muscular and Nervous Derangements from Wounds
Locked Jaw
Epilepsy
Catalepsy
St. Vitus' Dance
Chronic Chorea
Cramps
Pains of Nerves
Tic Douloureux
Hemicrania
Sciatica
Insanity
Melancholy
Monomania
Mania
Dementia
Idiocy
Hypochondria
Hiccough
Fainting
Dizziness of the Head
Nightmare
Headaches
Locomotor Ataxia
Neurasthenia
Neuritis

5.62 Neuritis

Neuritis.

Wounds, injuries, compression of the nerves, exposure to cold or wet, rheumatism and syphilis are among the principal causes of this affliction. Generally the seat of the trouble can be found by the presence of a spot or place sensitive to the touch, but is often present when there is pain in the nerve.

The most decided symptom is pain with tenderness along the nerve trunk; it is of an intense character, and is increased by pressure or motion. Sometimes muscular cramps occur, followed by impaired motion.

Treatment. Neuritis shows the absence of mineral and phosphatic substances in the blood. Alkaline remedies are useful; such ashypophosphites. Phenacetine and sodium salicylate are also good.
For nerve pains apply oil of turpentine or Canadian balsam. Various other liniments, applied locally, are useful. ** Sympathetic Nerves.

A Diagrammatic View of Human Body Showing How the Nerves of the Sympathetic System Connect the Spine with the Important Nerve Centre Known as the Solar Plexus That Is Situated Just Behind the Stomach. Every Other Part of the Body Is Linked with the Spine in Similar Fashion.

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