Starkie, Ernest George Best
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Under this title I propose to consider a morbid condition, which has for its essential outward manifestation the discharge per ann um of mucus in the form of membranes, casts, tubules mac., or as a a gla.iry jelly like substance,tlong with this, which I consider the one symptom, without which a diagno- sis of the complaint cannot be made, there are two others, which in well marked cases are almost in- variably present, viz., abdominal pain of a colicky type and constipation.The Occurrence of the above stated phenomena has long been recognised, hut it is within the lest twenty years that the condition has received much attention from physicians as a definite disorder of the colon.There does not appear to be any definite geo- graphical limitation of the disease. American writers have put numerous cases on record; on the Continent of Europe it has received probably more attention than in Great Britain, and there is plenty of evidence that it is to be met with in tropical countries. A most typical case --of which I propose to give notes later --was that of s gentleman who re- turned from India suffering from the disease.Both sexes ere affected, but statistics show that the female is more liable than the male.