Fever, dysentery and ophthalmia, chiefly due to exposure to heavy dews and cold nights, are prevalent.
Milder cases of malarial fever are apt to become dangerous from the complications of dysentery, bronchitis or pneumonia.
He died five days afterwards, either of dysentery or by violence.
His old enemy dysentery soon found him out.
The only other disease to which reference need be made here is dysentery, which sometimes breaks out after the long confinement bees are compelled to undergo during severe winters.
had been crowded with wounded from the first, and now, owing to the persistent wet weather, smallpox and dysentery became epidemic. Towards the close of September rations had to be reduced, and the troops began slaughtering the cavalry horses for food.
The dysentery poison appears to exert its effects upon the glandular structures of the large intestine, particularly in its lower part.
Cholera occurs in the native city every summer, malarial fever exists and dysentery is apt to become chronic in spring and autumn on account of the sudden changes of temperature - a fall of 20° to 30° taking place in a few hours - and the moisture-laden atmosphere.
On the journey Marquette fell ill of dysentery; and a fresh excursion which he undertook to plant a mission among the Indians of the Illinois river in the winter of1674-1675proved fatal.
Sandwith, "Hunterian Lecture on the Treatment of Dysentery," Lancet (December 7, 1907).
The climate is unhealthy - fever, smallpox, dysentery and rheumatism being the prevailing diseases.
Although at one time a common disease in Great Britain, dysentery is now very rarely met with there, and is for the most part confined to warm countries, where it is the cause of a large amount of mortality.
Dysentery, which is common, and the most serious disease e in the islands, is said to have been unknown before the advent of Europeans.
Her sudden death from dysentery, shortly after the birth of her fourth child, was accordingly attributed to poison.
Clinically, dysentery manifests itself with varying degrees of intensity, and it is often impossible without microscopical examination to determine between the amoebic and bacillary forms. In well-marked cases the following are the chief symptoms. The attack is commonly preceded by certain premonitory indications in the form of general illness, loss of appetite, and some amount of diarrhoea, which gradually increases in severity, and is accompanied with griping pains in the abdomen (tormina).
p. 161, Lovanii, 1658, fol.) recommends it for tumours, ulcers of the head and ears, affections of the breast, vomiting, dysentery and fevers.
They kept him, first in the castle of St Andrews, and then at Falkland, where he perished; some said of dysentery, others, of starvation.
775) Mansur undertook a pilgrimage to Mecca, but succumbed to dysentery at the last station on the route.
He was indefatigable, in war as in peace, in parading and inspecting; the weary and starving soldiers were forced to turn out amid the marshes of the Dobrudscha as spick and span as on the parade grounds of St Petersburg; but he could do nothing to set order in the confusion of the commissariat, which caused the troops to die like flies of dysentery and scurvy; or to remedy the scandals of the hospitals, which inflicted on the wounded unspeakable sufferings.
During the dry season the climate is healthy, but dysentery and intermittent fever are not uncommon.
It was evidently not so much his sufferings that caused him to moan (he had dysentery) as his fear and grief at being left alone.
The principal causes of death, both among the white and coloured inhabitants, are diseases of the lungs - including miners' phthisis and pneumonia - diarrhoea, dysentery and enteric. The death-rate among young children is very high.
Dysentery setting in carried him off on the 12th of July 1536, in his 10th year.
dysentery patients and to the dying.
Having accompanied the king to Harfleur in August 1415, Courtenay was attacked by dysentery and died on the 15th of September 1415, his body being buried in Westminster Abbey.
He offered himself to the Church Missionary Society and sailed on the 17th of May 1882, at the head of a party of six, for Zanzibar, and thence set out for Uganda; but, prostrated by fever and dysentery, he was obliged to return to England in 1883.
Smallpox is not uncommon, and skin diseases are numerous, but the two most prevalent diseases among the Egyptians are dysentery and ophthalmia.
A garrison of imperial troops was maintained until 1871, when the troops were withdrawn after many deaths from fever and dysentery had occurred among them.
But the king got no farther than Servia, and was carried off by dysentery (Oct.
Smallpox, dysentery and fevers, frequently of a bilious character, are endemic and occasionally epidemic. Cholera breaks out from time to time and works great havoc, as was the case in 1903 when one of the raja of Sarawak's punitive expeditions was stricken while ascending the Limbang river by boat, and lost many hundreds of its numbers before the coast could be regained.
He reached Benin, but was seized with dysentery at a village called Gwato, and died there on the 3rd of December 1823.
The Chinese immigrants suffer chiefly from fever of a malarial type, from beri-beri, a species of tropical dropsy, and from dysentery.
In the 6th century Alexander of Tralles used colchicum for gout, iron for anaemia, and rhubarb in liver weakness and dysentery.
During the trying winter of 1854-55, the suffering he was compelled to witness, the censures, in great part unjust, which he had to endure and all the manifold anxieties of the siege seriously undermined his health, and although he found a friend and ardent supporter in his new French colleague, General Pelissier (q.v.), disappointment at the failure of the assault of the 18th of June 1855 finally broke his spirit, and very shortly afterwards, on the 28th of June 1855, he died of dysentery.
These lowland districts are densely forested in the south, except Yucatan, and large areas are covered with streams, swamps and lagoons, the abode of noxious insects, pestilential fevers and dysentery.
Hepatic Abscess is especially common in persons from the East who have recently undergone an attack of dysentery.
Indians taken down from the sierra get ague and dysentery.
Internally the nitrate has been used in the treatment of gastric ulcer, in ulcerative conditions of the intestine and in chronic dysentery.
On the 4th of April the Kwango was crossed, and on the 31st of May the town of Loanda was entered, Livingstone, however, being all but dead from fever, semi-starvation and dysentery.
The astringent salts are therefore useful occasionally to check diarrhoea and dysentery.
Should the disease be arrested these ulcers may heal entirely, but occasionally they remain, causing more or less disorganization of the coats of the intestines, as is often found in chronic dysentery.
We were faced with a choice of drinking the water and getting amoebic dysentery or spending a rough night suffering from thirst.
Many fell ill on the march, including Venables himself who contracted dysentery.
The pathogens include bacteria which cause dysentery, viruses responsible for polio and hepatitis, and many others.
I has been traveling in the Middle East and India in the spring of 1965 and got dysentery.
Men relieved themselves where they were, many had dysentery.
Diseases related to poor sanitation include dysentery, hepatitis, bilharzia, guinea worm, hook worm and tape worm.
With the difficulty of keeping clean, it was inevitable that so many would catch dysentery.
John Roger Stuart Moss died of amoebic dysentery on 20th June 1943.
The complete absence of latrines was responsible for the ground being fouled and for the outbreak of bacillary dysentery.
In one study, andrographis was given to 1,611 people with bacterial dysentery and 955 people with diarrhea.
Amebic dysentery is caused by the protozoan parasite Entamoeba histolytica.
dysentery bacteria must be swallowed to cause disease.
dysentery cases had to sleep with the men.
dysentery wing holding 50.
dysentery sufferers were taken off the ship and returned to the Woodlands Camp.
swine dysentery can survive in mice for 180 days. Men off sick?
The inoculation was probably for braxy, louping-ill or lamb dysentery.
The workhouse was greatly overcrowded, food was short, sanitation was poor, and diseases such as typhus fever and dysentery were widespread.
Weakened by dysentery, Ransome returned to Britain in October, and as a result missed the Bolshevik insurrection four weeks later.
Malaria, dysentery and the vitamin deficiency disease pellagra attacked the prisoners.
We ate, we drank, and we were merry, And we got typhoid and dysentery.
In the pamphlets written concerning the sale by Dr William Cockburn (1669-1739) of his secret remedy for dysentery and other fluxes, it was stated for the defence that Sloane himself did not disdain the same kind of professional conduct; and some colour is given to that charge by the fact that his only medical publication, an Account of a Medicine for Soreness, Weakness and other Distempers of the Eyes (London, 1745) was not given to the world until its author was in his eighty-fifth year and had retired from practice.
Bad generalship, which is sufficiently obvious, unwholesome food - it was Lent, and they ate the Nile fish which had been feasting on the carcases of the slain - and Greek fire did the rest, and personal valour was of little avail,not merely against superior numbers and better generals,but against dysentery and a certain "mal de l'ost" which attacked the mouth and the legs, a curious human version of a well-known bestial malady.
(For the pathology see Digestive Organs.) Recently considerable advance has been made in our knowledge of dysentery, and it appears that there are two distinct types of the disease: (1) amoebic dysentery, which is due to the presence of the amoeba histolytica (of Schaudinn) in the intestine; (2) bacillary dysentery, which has as causative agent two separate bacteria, (a) that discovered by Shiga in Japan, (b) that discovered by Flexner in the Philippine Islands.
Cholera occurs in the native city every summer, malarial fever exists and dysentery is apt to become chronic in spring and autumn on account of the sudden changes of temperature - a fall of 20Ã‚° to 30Ã‚° taking place in a few hours - and the moisture-laden atmosphere.
The new millenium has shown a particularly marked increase in the number of cases of lamb dysentery, pulpy kidney and black disease.
Kudzu, the root of the herb is used to treat intestinal obstruction, dysentery, headaches, stomach ailments, diarrhea, tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and vertigo.
Traditional Chinese medicine recommended the opium poppy, known to Chinese physicians as ying su ke, for the treatment of asthma, severe diarrhea, and dysentery as well as chronic pain and insomnia.
Bloody diarrhea, sometimes called dysentery, is produced by EHEC, EIEC, some types of Salmonella, some types of Shigella, and Yersinia.
In dysentery, the infection is located in the colon, cells and tissues are destroyed, inflammation is present, and antibiotic therapy is usually required.
If the patient is running a fever, a diagnosis of dysentery is more likely.
If the patient's abdomen hurts when the doctor examines it, a diagnosis of dysentery is more likely.
Shigella are extremely infectious bacteria, and ingestion of just 10 organisms is enough to cause dysentery.
The most serious form of the disease is called dysentery, which is characterized by severe watery (and often blood- and mucus-streaked) diarrhea, abdominal cramping, rectal pain, and fever.
Shigella is only one of several organisms that can cause dysentery, but the term bacillary dysentery is usually another name for shigellosis.
Symptoms can be limited to mild diarrhea or develop into dysentery.
The diarrhea may be quite severe with cramping and progresses to classic dysentery.
The conditions were horrendous, and dysentery killed many soldiers.
In 1816 he left Guiana and took refuge in Port-au-Prince (Haiti), where he died of dysentery.
Even in cases of very acute intestinal diseases similar treatment is now pursued, and instead of treating dysentery simply by sedatives or astringents, an eliminative treatment by means of sulphate of magnesia is largely employed.
In the last decade of the 19th century the chief discoveries were of the bacillus of influenza (1892), of the bacillus of plague (1894) and of the bacillus of dysentery (1898).
The diseases for which it was chiefly taken were malarial fever, dysentery, diarrhoea, spitting of blood, rheumatism and elephantiasis.
But two weeks after his arrival he succumbed to dysentery, and was buried at the age of eighty-three in the church of the Annunziata.
In amoebic dysentery, warm injections of quinine per rectum have proved very efficacious, are usually well tolerated, and are not attended with any ill effects.
(1907), "Dysentery," Drs Andrew Davidson and Simon Flexner; Davidson, Hygiene and Diseases of Warm Climates (Edinburgh, 1903); Fearnside in Ind.
Pottinger, "Appendicostomy in Chronic Dysentery," Lancet (December 28, 1907); Robert Doerr, Das Dysenterietoxin (Gustav Fischer, Jena, 1907); F.
Thus malaria and sand-fly fever, dysentery, typhoid and paratyphoid fever, cholera, smallpox, and occasionally typhus fever, eye diseases, oriental sores and indeed any disease conveyed by impure water, flies, contaminated dust or the contagion of sufferers from infectious diseases, are prevalent in the inhabited places along the Persian Gulf, and precautions must always be taken to guard against them.
DYSENTERY (from the Gr.
The prevailing diseases are cholera, fever, small-pox, ophthalmia, dysentery and those of the skin among the lower classes.
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