In the first place, says M. Puech, it must be observed that
the theories propounded up to tlie present time in regard to
rhachitis are hardly Imigran Mg convincing. Parrot's syphilitic theory,
established Order Imigran on anatomico-|iathological resemblance, is not ten-
able. Malnutrition leads much more to athrepsia and to maras-
mus than to rhachitis; moreover, the bones of children who
succumb do not offer any characteristic lesions of the latter.
The theory which attributes rhachitis to the dissolution of
the calcareous salts of the bones by the lactic acid' formed in
the stomach in large quantities when diarrhoea and digestive
troubles exist has never been proved ; if it was true, all dys-
pejitios would become rhachitic.
To attribute rhachitis to a defect of assimilation of the phos-
phate of calcium, under the infiuence of digestive troubles, is to
forget that there are rhachitics who digest their food well and
have always done so. Again, why do not all children with
digestive troubles absorb ])hosphate of calcium c(|ually well,
since all are not similarly affected ?
The nervous theory is no more acceiitable. Certain troubles
observed among rhachitics are oftener manifestations of hysteria
than of rhachitis.
Like many infectious diseases, rhachitis is a disease of regu-
lar stages; it runs through its three periods Imigran Tablets — the rise, the
crisis, and the recovery — with .so great a regularity that all treat-
ments practiced up to the present day do not seem in any way
to counteract it.
Rhachitis is also a contagious disease. M. ChaumiiT had
often seen all or nearly all the children in the same family at-
tacked with the disease. In Purchase Imigran Online asylums and in i)laces where a
number of people live together one may nearly always find a
large number of rhachitics. One may expect, then, to see an
epidemic c(mdition arise. Baginsky, Henoch, Honadel, and M,
C'liaiirnier himself have noted that in certain years the number
of rhachitics was l.irger. The observation 8f animals confirms
the remarks made here in regard to human beings. During the
course of the last year a true epidemic broke out among young
pigs in a part of the department of the Indre-et-I,oire. The
histological examinali I' tin- hones of two pigs thai liad