Annals of Anatomy and Surgery Volume 3
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...Art. Pseudo-mem. croup, p. 86, 6lh ed., Phila., 1877. 2 Croup and Tracheotomy in city of Brooklyn, Proc. Med. Soc, Co. Kings, April 17, 1877. rising, as shown by Dr. Pilcher, from the nth position in the mortality scale in 1870, to that of the 5th place attained by it in 1876. These figures, condensed in the following tabular form, give the relative proportion of occurrence, etc., in the beforementioned cities: Whether climate exercises any direct influence in this marked difference in the prevalence of membranous croup and diphtheria between these towns, other than that known to exist in all pulmonary and bronchial affections, must be answered by a more elaborate examination of the subject than space and material will here permit; but, whilst recognizing climate as a factor, I am inclined to regard the sanitary conditions of equal if not more importance. It is well known that the season of the year stands in close relationship to the existence of croup, especially the membranous variety, and hence statistics show, naturally, the greater number of operations in those-months when the disease is most frequent. In the present collection of cases the rise in the number of operations was found to commence with the first Fall month, attain its height in December and January, and then gradually decline until June, July and August, when it was at the minimum; also the best average of success was during these last months, when the proportion was 1 cure in about every 3 operations. The southern and northern cases followed this ebb and flow respectively, and in both the best average success was found in the Summer quarter of the year. In the entire collection the principal mortality causes after operation were obtained in 313 instances, the chief of...
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