VIEW THE MOBILE VERSION of Informational Site Network Informational


Medical Articles

Mother's Remedies

Household Tips

Medicine History

Forgotten Remedies


Medical Articles

The Development Of Allergies

There are three ways a body can become allergic. (1) It can h...

The Healing Influence Of Music Continued

Dr. Herbert Lilly, in a monograph on musical therapeutics, ...

Rapid Relief From Colon Cleansing

During fasting the liver is hard at work processing toxins re...

Hot Flushings

See Flushings. ...

Simple Hypertrophy

Like any other muscular tissue, the heart hypertrophies whe...

Catarrh Chronic

If in the head, first give face-bath, as in common colds, exc...

Esophageal Dilators

The dilatation of cicatricial stenosis of the esophagus can ...


I KNOW a woman who says that if she wants to get her ...


This trouble is simply a loss of command of the vocal organs, ...

Ulcers Case Xxv

The following case illustrates the superior efficacy of the l...

The Nose

How the Nose is Made. The nose began as a pair of little puck...

The Surgical Dissection Of The Superficial Structures Of The Male Perinaeum

The median line of the body is marked as the situation where ...

Burns Case Xxxiv

Mr. C. aged 51, scalded his leg ten days ago on the instep. H...


See Abscess; Ankle; Armpit; Bone, Diseased. ...

Urticaria Zoster Rubeola

_Urticaria_, _Zoster_ and _Rubeola_, are treated in the same ...

Common Cramp

Although either the positive or the negative pole, applied to...

Eyes Healthy

Cheap, ill-printed literature is responsible for much eye trou...

The Light Reflex On The Forceps

It is often difficult for the beginner to judge to what dept...


In all fevers, to cool down the excessive heat of the patient ...

Breath And Muscles

Sometimes difficulty of breathing is due, not to anything wron...

Disorders Of Muscles And Bones

Source: A Handbook Of Health

The Muscles and Bones Have Few Diseases. Considering how complex it
is, and the never-ceasing strain upon it, this moving apparatus of ours,
the nerve-bone-muscle-machine, is surprisingly free from disease. The
muscles, though they form nearly half our bulk, have scarcely a single
disease peculiar to them, or chiefly beginning in them, unless fatigue
and its consequences might be so regarded. They may become weakened and
wasted by either lack or excess of exercise, by under-feeding, or by
loss of sleep; but most of their disturbances are due to poisons which
have got into the blood pumped through them, or to paralysis or other
injuries to the nerves that supply them.

The muscles of an arm, for instance, which has been lashed to a splint,
or shut tightly in a cast for a long time, waste away and shrink until
the arm becomes, as we say, just skin and bone; and the same thing
will happen if the nerve supplying a muscle, or a limb, is cut or

The bones have more diseases than the muscles, but really comparatively
few, considering their great number and size, and the constant strain to
which they are subjected in supporting the body, and driving it forward
and doing its work under the handling and leverage of the muscles. Most
of their diseases are, like those of the muscles, the after-effects of
general diseases, particularly the infections and fevers, which begin
elsewhere in the body; and the best treatment of such bone diseases is
the cure and removal of the disease that caused them.

Repair of Broken Bones. If bones are broken by a fall, or blow, they
display a remarkable power of repair. The skin covering them
(periosteum) pours out a quantity of living lime-cement, or
animal-mortar, around the two broken ends, which solders them together,
much as a plumber will make a joint between the ends of two pipes. This
repair substance is called callus. The most remarkable thing about the
process is that, when it has held the two broken ends together long
enough for them to knit firmly--that is, to connect their blood
vessels and marrow cavities properly--this handful of lime-cement, which
has piled up around the break, gradually melts away and disappears; so
that, if the ends of the bone have been brought accurately together, you
can hardly tell where the break was, except by a slight ridge or

Next: Troubles Of The Nervous System

Previous: Sleep And Rest

Add to Add to Reddit Add to Digg Add to Add to Google Add to Twitter Add to Stumble Upon
Add to Informational Site Network

Viewed 824