Reports of Medical Societies

1869 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
external heat. Then why the constant pallor of the surface ? Is it not probably, nay, almost to a certainty, owing to the constant electrical irritation of the terminal nerve plexuses of the skin ? One of the immediate results of this condition of the skin is observed in the imperfect arterialization of the blood, as proved by a torpidity of the veins, a coldness and lack of sensation in the extremities, and a somewhat hurried and labored respiration. The functions of the brain are also
more » ... d by the same morbific influence, resulting in slight headaches and drowsiness, with marked disinclination for either mental or physical exertion.
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