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MEDICAL. C0>n>lTCTEr> PT A PHYSICTA2? ANT> STTRGEOK OF TWENTY TEAKS' EXPERIENCE. HEART DISEASE.—(Continued.) The heart being the great central organ of tb« circulation of tho blo^d, all other important organic diseases affect it; and all serious heart diseases re-act upon the other great bodily organs; the lung*, liver, etc. For example, if the kidneys are both affected by intemperance, thsy become more solid and hardened, and more fibrous; the result of these changes is that the circulation through them is hindered, and the heart is required to beat more strongly to drive the blood through them; hence kidney disease leads to enlargement of the heart. This enlargement takes place in the muscular 6tincture the wails of the heart become thicker and more powerful; but the valves of the heart are of a more gristly structure, and they do not grow in the same way as the muscle does, and 60 there becomes a disproportion between them, and so valvular diseases may arise But if in this supposed case of kidney disease there is also fatty defeneration, the heart, instead of growing in strength., may under the greater strain dilate, and its walls become larger indeed, but thinner and fatty; then that is the state of system in which so many deaths occur from sudden fainting in intemperate persons. As old ago creeps on us there is a great tendency to chalky deposits in the heart, and in the coats of the blood vessels: this change diminishes their elasticity, and converts them into more or less rigid, hard tubes, which also tend to obstruct the blood flow. Such vessels are very liable to crack under excitement of the circulation; they cannot stand a. sudden strain: the most delicate blood vessels are found in the brain .and when one of these is affected by this chalky change in its coats, and so snaps—then we get the state called Cerebral Haemorrhage, which produces the insensibility and paralysis of the limbs commonly called Apoplexy. M. T. S." does not give name nor address. See the rules N. 0. F.—Yon had better have the tooth removed aa soon as possible. W. \V. Tlictlorri.—Wc have no information upon tne subject you inquire about. PeibSaw."—Rub the legs with compound camphor liniment every night si t.edi£me. V. R. K."—The climate of Hastings would be very writable lo vour daughter's state of health. "A Friend in Need."—The most certain remedy is Sulplude of Barium, but it is dangerous, and may blister the SVLD. Foster L."—You had better not have the place interfered with in the way you describe, for an open sore might be left. '■ C. K."— For the spasms r.nd wind in tho stojnach try a. iIDail teaspoonful of essence of ginger taken in & .inegl1.s"ful of watRr. Worried "—Try taking a Ove-gnun pill compound rhubarb, and apply sulphur ointment to the spots on the. face every ni^hfc at bt'!dtin1e. "Arxious."— You cau be attended at the Lock Hos- pital, in Soho. All the medical meu who attend there are specialists in those dis-aaes. Chester.You might try a mixture containing flyc drops of tincture of per-chloride of iron in each ounce of wa*er, three times a day. i'orplejed."—Yes, they can be removed in a few minutes by a skilful surgeon, by the knife, and in a fortnight you would be well again. T. D. X."—A complete examination, especially of the heart and lungs, would be necessary before for- mulating a course of treatment in your calle. "■ Kenrictte."—Xo opinion of any value could be fOtnlftl.. except by a d-3ctor at II. personAl interview. Å prescription given at a guess might do much harm in vour case. Cradley "—The severe pain at the pit of the stomach is not very characteristic of liver disease. It rather suggests ulcer of the stomach. You need nwdical attendance of a personal sort. Pembroke."—You do not give name and address in proof of good faith, as required by the lules, which please read. Take five grains of salicin in water twice a day, and keep the foot in flannel. •• Hedor.Apply to the sanitary inspector, aOO make a definite complaint M to the state of the drains, and his superior officer will issue a parish notice, which must be attended to within a. liinted time. A. Butler.—Try ten grains of bromide of sodium twice a. day in water for a week or two to relieve the g'ddiness. This is the best treatment for all nerve symptoms in persons who are subject to epilepsy. Jno. Bayliss.—"Die treatment mOllt likely to suit your case would be to take twice or three times a day a draught containing two grams Qf iodide of sodium and five drops of wine of colchicum in an ounce of water. Lansley "—You should avoid a meat diet, and feed mostly on esgs. milk, fruit, and vegetables. Sm¡¡,1J stones seem to be mntinued to be formed, pos- sibly in U11) ki'lneys. Drink plenty of water, and Dot. much epi-its. Meg."—The cue 1'3 not clear. Of C{)urse, the whole of the symptoms may be due to nerve8; but, on the other lumdj there may he real heart disease. 1 think you had better see a physician at the Great Kortem Hospital in the Hollovray-road. Maiy."—The fact that your skin is subject to cracks on the fingers and that you al80 bave them on the lips, gums, to!1gue, and cheeks suggests that you, may have -iome form of blood poisoning. You need good medical advice, end not quackery. Heniv Xicl:olh.-This mixture mav be tried:- Solution of bismuth two drachms, bicarbonate of soda two drachms, compound tincture of chloroform two drachms water to eight ounces. Take two tablespoon- fuls twice a day on an empty stomach. "V."—Your friend had better put herself regularly ur..ler the care of & medical practitioner. Much hann may follow delay, and quack medicines may cause serious injury. It would not be safe for me to pre- Krihe. knowing 50 little aheut the case. Flceratro Leg.—" W. K."—The discharge from the uker is the result of the weakneJlS quite as much as the cause. The wound IIhould be dressed with tile lint and ointment, and then the elastic stocking put on over the dressing. Tin elastic stocking should not be worn when in had. Dress the wound afresh every night and morning.

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