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L i ujd "I'DitEABEUL DISEASE 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. t 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 the appendix. 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 Cold Cures. 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 jeraruxe, Utility. Tour daughter-has lad agrcat many S3rairers2" v "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 Graphic 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& lccsthas.-fceen somothini&palling. 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. Hairpin Motor. 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. Hartford Post Sympathy. 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 York Weekly. - Poor Consolation. TheFriend Didn'fethe parson's visiu console you? The "Widower He's a poor nand a? Consolation. The Friend Why, what did ho say? TLe Widower- Said she wasn't dead but gone before. Illustrated Bits. I!cplaccJ. 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. iU U .- -. ; 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 Epinster. "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. 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