The main veins of the head and neck (v. stands for vein). (Note that the clavicle has been removed.)

A lung cancer, enlarged lymph node, or an aortic aneurysm can compress the superior vena cava, interfering with return of blood from the upper body to the heart. This produces pain, shortness of breath, distension of veins draining into the superior vena cava, and swelling of tissues in the face, head, and lower limbs. Restriction of blood flow to the brain may threaten life.

A Disquistion On The Evils Of Using Tobacco

A Disquistion On The Evils Of Using Tobacco

Among the evils which a vitiated appetite has fastened upon mankind, those that arise from the use of Tobacco hold a prominent place, and call loudly for reform. We pity the poor Chinese, who stupifies body and mind with opium, and the wretched Hindoo, who is under a similar slavery to his favorite plant, the Betel but we present the humiliating spectacle of an enlightened and christian nation, wasting annually more than twenty-five millions of dollars, and destroying the health and the lives of thousands, by a practice not at all less degrading than that of the Chinese or Hindoo.

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