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Image from page 54 of “Physical diagnosis” (1905)

Image from page 54 of “Physical diagnosis” (1905)
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Identifier: physicaldiagnosi1905cabo
Title: Physical diagnosis
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Authors: Cabot, Richard C. (Richard Clarke), 1868-1939
Subjects: Diagnosis Chest Diagnosis
Publisher: New York : William Wood and Company
Contributing Library: Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine
Digitizing Sponsor: Open Knowledge Commons and Harvard Medical School

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THE HEAD AND FACE. 21 3. Teeth-grinding,—Nervous, delicate, oversensitive childrenoften grind their teeth in their sleep. There is no foundation forthe popular superstition that this act indicates worms.

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Fig. 15.—Notched Incisors in Congenital Syphilis. XI. The Breath. Foul breath is oftenest due to: (<t) Foul teeth and gums (neglected). (b) Stomatitis of any variety. (c) Gastric fermentation (with or without constipation).Rarer causes are abscess or gangrene of the lung, in which the breath may be intensely foul; the source of the odor is made evi-dent by the sputa. Acetone breath has a faintly sweetish odor, which has been com-pared to that of chloroform, new-mown hay, and rotting apples.It occurs not only in diabetes, but in various conditions involvingstarvation (vomiting, fevers), and especially, but not only, a lackof carbohydrates.1 In urcemia a foul odor is often noticed, and an ammoniacal(urinous) smell has been mentioned by many writers. In ty-phoid and in syphilis some persons seem to detect a characteristicodor, but the evidence is insufficient. Alcoholic breath is often of 1 See Taylor: Studies on an Ash-free Diet. University of CaliforniaPublication, July 30th, 1904

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