Excerpt from First Lines of the Practice of Physic, Vol. 2 of 2 The merrhagia may be considered as of two kinds; either as it happens to pregnant and lying-in women, or as it happens to women neither pregnant r having recently born children. The first kind, as connected with the circumstances of pregnancy and child bearing, (which are t to be treated of in the present course), I am t to consider here, but shall confine myself to the second kind of merrhagia only. 968. The flow of the menses is considered as immoderate, when it recurs more frequently, when it continues longer, or when, during the ordinary continuance, it is more abundant than is usual with the same person at other times. 969. As the most part of women are liable to some inequality with respect to the period, the duration, and the quantity of their menses; so it is t every inequality in these respects that is to be considered as a disease; but only those deviations which are excessive in degree, which are permanent, and which induce a manifest state of debility. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.