The thick upper lip is never absent from the older descriptions of the physiognomy of the strumous.
It is not infrequently observed in the strumous and debilitated.
Men marry at from 18 to 20 years, girls at 16, and have large families, in which a strumous taint is nearly universal.
strumous ulcerations of the limbs are the commonest diseases in Fiji.
When a whole family is swept away by Hydrocephalus, I suspect it is intimately connected with this strumous taint.'
When these abscesses are of strumous origin the pus is thin, curdy, and offensive.
The disease is slow and persistent, and is commonly met with in girls and young women, usually of strumous type.
Their drinking so much snow water is thought to be the cause of it; the men using more wine, are not so strumous as the women.
The ancients called it the strumous, and the more recent writers the scrofulous or tuberculous, diathesis.
This is very easy to do in the weak limbs of strumous patients, and may cause exfoliation, and greatly delay cure.