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Coffe Drinking and Blindness

The effects of the persistent ire of strong Coffee are. most marked. They show themselves in profound mental depression, iasocania, ? and severe headache. There is mu^cftiar weakness and trembling, irritability of the heart's action, with sensation of weight. A *orm of D/spep ia occurs bAbo, which is peculiar and peraisiant, as long aa the agent is continued. When the Coffee habitue uader takes to atop -the inordinate" use of the decoction, th«re is co u s tan t fear of death, which is only relieved by resorting to the agent again. The face becomes Ballow, the hands and feet cold) Erysipelas and other acute ocal inflammations are easily induced. The party who is a habitue to the inordinate use of coffee resorts to the use of alcohol, also to preserve the stimulating effects. People suffering from neurasthenia and general nervous prostration are mo-it likely to form the habit of the inordinate use of thia beverage. la extreme cases of melancholia, the mental depression becomes so great that suicide, ofbeu follows. Snaithken, according to the Medical Review. * says that tbe Moors' are inveterate- coffee drinkers, especially the merohants who sit in their bazaars and drin k continually during the dayIt has been noticed that almost invariable when these ooffee drinkers reach the age of forty or forty five theireyesight begins to fail, and by tua time they get to ba fifty years old they become blind. One U forcibly impressed bjr the number of blind man that are seen about the streets of the city of Fez, the capi al of Mocroco. It is invariably attcHtuceii to the

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Coffe Drinking and Blindness, Bruce Herald, Volume XXX, Issue 3085, 1 August 1899

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Coffe Drinking and Blindness Bruce Herald, Volume XXX, Issue 3085, 1 August 1899

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