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INFORMATION OF VALUE TO EVERY
BODY ABOUT APPENDICITIS.
A Diuterons Superfluity Popular lirf ors
ea tlie Subject How to Kccojjnlze tlso
I i&Ber Signs Between the Ages of Tea
Sfed Tlilrty It Is Most to Be reared.
There i3 a popular and false notion
that appendicitis is caused by a grape
aeed, an crange seed or some other foreign
substance getting into the vermiform
appendix. The true cause is the setting
"up of inflammation and consequent gan-
-grene in the tissue of the appendix, us
ually due to insufficient circulation of
blood in the part itself. In thousands of
operations "which hare taken placfe
many in time to save the life of the pa--tienfc
find many tco late there is not
one authenticated case of a foreign sub
etance, such as a seecL being found in
the appendix. This Trill be more fully
realizedwhen one has in mind that the
infciior of the appendix is only big
enough to admit a medium, sized darn
ing needle. Its great liability to disease
is due entirely to its low order of vital
resistance that is, it isun organ which
appears to bare no actual use ia the
present machinery of man, but in the
earlier stages of man's development it
is believed to have been a large poucli
that played an important part in the
digestive operations of the human sys
tern. By ages of disuse it has gradually
shrunk to its present dimensions and is
. Iniown to science as a vestigial organ,
one which is only a remnanjr of its
former self and possessing bat$j vestige
of its original functions. Jw
This becomes more cleafjf sLSie other
parts of the body which, nov.i Jeera to
"have no use are considered Tbejocsils
are in this class7 and alsthdwidom
, ieeth, and both are pecubiarect to
'ISappendix is in one of the most
f a ltT&- cavity, J
ighfc of thegj cf the abdomen.
"E?at ii4 raroEji i...,-.j?f-voc!m'fi-vn'nri
dd tho lefs sade,iSstni more 2are5
otherwise displaceo. "SsfSlus discoveryT
maae very iueaitiy, una tcausea She sur
geons to be extremely cajeusfoi-t0 locate
the trouble before usmr the
But science never stands stilL It
Ways pushe3 its investigations beyond
mere appearances, and cut of the myte
lies of nature develops facts which give
it power and might. When it was once
-proved.that the poison which produced
septic peritonitis came from the break
ing down or decay of the appendix,
he very root of one cf man's worst
physical foes was laid bare. Purthcr
practice established beyond a doubt that
in a large majority of cases the appen
dix could be removed by a simple sur
gical operation and the patient restored
to vigorous health, if the disease was
discovered in time and correctly diag
nosed. The surgeons now regard the opera
tion itself as ono of the most simple,
sut to obtain the best results it should
take place within a few hours after the
patient begins to suffer frcm the disease.
In fact, the sooner tiro operation is had
the better are the chances of recovery,
while if the knife is not resorted to
death is sure to ensue very promptly or
sfter lingering miseries fi cm the deadly
ipoison perambulating through the sys
tem nd coming to the surfaco in ab
scesses. The symptoms are so plain and un
mistakable to the surgeon of today that
any sufferer may know them f cr himself:
First. The attack is always sudden,
ilt comes onwlien the person' is appar
ently in the best of health and without
the slightest warning.
Second. A sharp pain is felt in the
? ery center of the abdomen. This is al
ways the case, whether the appendix be
in it3 correct place on tho right side cr
displaced to the lef t
Third. A scr& and "tender spot, very
painful to tho touch, is located exactly
where the incision must be made to find
These are the three plain symptoms
-?phicli have-been found in thousanas of
easeffwith scarcely a variation.
- TTrna it ic fhnfc Trmtrs- endden deaths
Occbr to persons in robust health. They
are tnougLt to have a colic era vertigo,
-When- the truth is that miserable and
useless little Grgaa, the appendix, has
metvifh some land of an accident and
ologs the whole machine.
Appendicitis usually occurs between
1&e ages of 10 and SO years. It is ex
tremely raro above cr below thpse ages.
3" is much mere frequent ameng males
than females, the proportion in all
countries being 20 per cent females to
SO per cent males.
The cause for this difference is of
vsry recent discovery, and is not even
ihiown generally among the medical
profession. Dr. Clado, a French surgeon
and investigator, sought an explanation
of the comparative immunity of the f e
snale sex frcm the malady, and discov
ered that the appendix in woman has an
extra blood vessel that dees not exist in
man. This discovery was hailed with
delight by the surgical world. It was
not only a bit of new knowledge of in
finite value, bufwas an additional proof
of the theory that the collapse of the
appendix is always due to its want of
Vital resistance. ISow York Journal
A plan is "being recommended by
Prench physicians to cure colds by ap
plying ice to tho spine. Indeed, ?ow
adys the curative value of cold is being
iighly spoken cf, and the inflammatory
sore throat which used to be treated by
jjoultSccffand warmth is now said to be
easily sv& quickly cured by sucking ice
said keeping the patien in a low tem
Tour daughter-has lad agrcat many
"Ob, yes I She puts nearly all her
Viadow exfftaias en the rods with her
$Id cngr ju-txt nsgs. Ccps.
iiB.nTiiii tlMl 1S.OEmG
A. Hindoo Made of HabBCfi
A Hindoo named BavaLuchman X)asS
is attracting the interested attention cf
the London medical profession. Mr.
Dass is a Yogi, and if all Yogis are like
3Ir. Bass the ordinary treatises on an
atomy must be subjected to revision. He
was exhibited to the Students' Anatom
ical "society cf St George's hospital and
introduced by the lecturer as "aii unu
sually complicated specimen of the In
dian Yogi a Brahman, namely, of a
very high caste who goes through cer
tain, religious exercises with a view of
qualifying himself better for paradise. ' J
These religious oxercises seem to take a
physical form, and Mr. Dass, a little,
dark gentleman, sat upon the table and
proceeded to exhibit a selection from the
84 abnormal positions which he has put
in 40 solid years in learning.
He seemed to have ligaments of the
gutta percha persuasion, while his
joints evidently work on all bearings.
He formed his legs into a cravat and
tied them about his neck. He hopped
about on one hand and strolled about
jauntily on his knees, a position which
is said to greatly assist thought, though
the thoughts of a white man in such a
position would hardly befit for publica
tion. Ee folded his legs tightly around
his body and stood thoughtfully on his
fingertips for several minutes, in which
posture he declared he was able to re
main for seven days. However, as the
medical students did not wish to carry
out this particular experiment to its bit-,
tcr end, Mr. JJass proceeaea to tie nim
self up in a knot and to go to sleep on
one leg like a flamingo. Then sitting
down suddenly he brought the soles of
his feet together, his knees being at such
an acute angle that nothing short of
complete dislocation could have made
the Dcrformance possible. The lecturer
endeavored to follow his movements-on
an extremely suggestive looking skeleton
which he had by his side and finally
came to the conclusion that Mr. Dass
had no ligaments at alL London
Treacherous Cape Odd.
Nobody knows how many vessels have
hAPn wrecked oh Cane Cod since the
Mont DpppTnher dav when the MaVfiower,
bounded Race point and sought shelter
what is now the harbor of Province-
S&ra. The number is vorcgreikow
SSS6WterYf flip -rffonlp. .TTpw V)rid&
A list,dmittecl to be incomplete, of
the vrreckVainco 1873 jjjews&tfcat 151
vessels, including throe steamers, have
gone to pieces on the pitiless sands of
the cape, and, had not the waves always
hastened to remove the evidences of
their work, tho hhore all the way from
Chatham, at the elbow of Massachu
setts' elbow, to the crook of her bent
hand would be piled high with the ribs
and planking of shattered vessels. A
largo proportion cf the cv.pe's victims
are coasting schooners, with only an oc
casional bark or Lrig. These disasters,
therefore, rarely attract much attention,
but they aro tragical none the less, and
almost every storm adds to the number
cf dreadful stories which the lighthouse
keepers and members of tho life saving
service have to tell. New York Times.
English ti3 a Cursinjy Medium.
A pleasing testimonial to the resources
of the English language as given at
Manchester. An inquiry was being held
as to z house reputed to he used for ganv
hling. It was frequented by poor Jews,
and they were stated in a general way
to have spoken their own Yiddish ex
cept when they wished to swear. Then
they used English. Our caths appear to
be simpler and stronger than those of
any other tongue. The Spaniards',
though it must be admitted they are
coarcer, are too elaborate. They swear,
not in words, but in sentences. The
same may Le said of Italian execrations.
French oaths area failure. They beat us
in slang, but in simple objurgation they
are nowhere. German imprecationa
mean a gocd deal, but that is just where"
they fail. The essence of a good round
oath is mystery. And that is why Amer
ican swearing, though sonorous, rnisseS
its mark. There is tco much thought in
it. St. James Gazette.
A fuse burned out in cue cf the Wetby
crsfield cars, and the car at once came
to a standstill. After a moment the mo
torman opened the front door, and put
ting in his head, inquired. "Can any
lady lend me a hairpin r" His" singular
request was at once complied with, and
in n. nhnrt tiinn the car was asram under !
way. "YThat did you want that hairpin
for?" asked the woman who had sup
plied it of the conductor when that of
ficial came to collect her fare. "To
make a fuse cut of," was the reply,
"and I guess yon are. entitled to rider
free this trip." And she did, while the
other passengera applauded heartily.
Captain (to stowaway) So, you J
young rascal, you ran away from home,
did you? Sou ought to b6 thrashed for
leaving Jicme ana rnras aea again ur get
ting aboard a ship witliout permission.
Stowaway Please, sir, my sister
commenced takin music lessons-an prac
ticin Ecales on the pianer, an I thought
there wouldn't be no pianers on ships r
"Come to my arms, my son. I had a '
siusical sister onco myself." Kew
TheFriend Didn'fethe parson's visiu
The "Widower He's a poor nand a?
The Friend Why, what did ho say?
TLe Widower- Said she wasn't dead
but gone before. Illustrated Bits.
Alistress Why, Bridget, vhag on
earth areryou doing with all the broken
AldlOC rtll.fllO ?Alf?
Bridget Bure, mum, yes iowld me
Oi wm'to rct-Iace every ac Oi fcrolie.
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The spinster on the platform grew!
more vehement. She drank two glasses
of water from the big white pitcher and
p0und3d the table until the display of
glass and crockery ware leaped again.
"I thank heaven, " she cried, "thatl
am free from all matrimonial chains!
What use have I for a husband? I want
neither a slave nor a tyrant I am free
free as air. I can go and como as I
please. 2To door is shut to me; no as
sembly bars me out. Is Ihere-a solitary
gathering to which I may not have free
and unrestrained access?"
"Yes, ' ' cried a shrill Toice in the rear
of the halL &
"And what is it?" sternly demanded
"The convention of mothers!" shriek
ed the voice.
Then the orator turned pale and went
and sat down. Washington Star.
Keeping His Chords In Tune.
"I saw that German tenor drink
about two gallons -of beer last night "
"Nothing strange abGut that, ' ' replied
the manager. ' 'He is determined that
hi3 voice shall not lose its rich liquid
quality." Detroit Free Press.
The oldest tros in England is the yew
tree at Braburn, in Kent, which is said
to be 8,000 years old, while at Fortig
nal, in Perthshire, is one nearly as old.
At Ankerwyke House, near Staines, is
a yew tree which was famous at the
date of the signing of Magna Charta.
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