Leprosy in India; a report

 
9781130729047: Leprosy in India; a report
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1877 Excerpt: ...t x anaesthetic. In 13 cases anaesthesia was complete from the elbows, in two complete from the elbows save over the hollow in front of the joint. In one case it was confined to the extensor surfaces from a little above the elbows, and in another was complete from the elbows on the extensor and only partial on the flexor surfaces. In one case the entire upper extremities, save theball and inner margin of the left thumb, were affected; in one the entire extensor surfaces with the flexor surfaces from a little above the elbows. In. one case anaesthesia was not present save over the upper third of the inner surfaces of the arms. In one case it was complete from the mid-forearms; in one it was complete from the elbow downwards on the right side, but on the other was confined to the hand; in one it was present from the elbow downwards on the right side for the entire surface, on the left for the extensor surface only. In one case the left extremity was entirely anaesthetic, whilst the upper portion of the right arm retained sensation. In one the hands alone were affected, in one the extensor surfaces alone from a little above the elbow. In one the extensor surfaces throughout and the entire hands, save the tips of the fore and ring fingers and the ball of the right thumb, were anaesthetic; in another the anaesthesia was complete, save over the upper third of the inner surfaces of the arms. In no cases were the arms affected without the forearms; in one there was no anaesthesia present; in one only it was confined to the hands, and in five there was evidence of a greater liability to disease of the extensor as compared with the flexor surfaces. 6. The lower extremities.--In 18 of the 49 cases the entire extremities were affected; Anaesthesia of the lower extremi-...

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