Annals of Anatomy and Surgery Volume 5-6

Annals of Anatomy and Surgery Volume 5-6

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...is very largely used by the syphilologists and dermatologists here, for hastening the subsidence of buboes and of scrofulous adenoid enlargements. They inject it in ethereal solution; and for the most part with excellent effect. Regarding the specific anti-tuberculous effect which its introducer claims for it, there is large room for honest doubt. Very few will be found to pin their faith on to the anti-tuberculous effect of any substance till it has had a vastly more extended trial. Undoubtedly iodoform promotes healthy granulation, but that it can change a tuberculous process into a healthy one in any other way is not yet credible. If it be called merely an anfi-_fung0us influence on spongy tissues, what is that but repeating the statement above made, that under its influence granulations take on a healthy growth? But iodoform is not without its bitter opponents. For instance Kocher, of Bern, thinks its use ought to be prohibited by law. And Koenig, who nevertheless still uses it at his Gottingen clinic, has quite recently added' to his former reports of cases seven light cases in children, three in adults, and six fatal, complicated, however, by serious pathological conditions. And it is certainly only doing justice to the merits of iodoform to say that in nearly all, if not in all the fatal cases reported, the post-mortem examination has revealed serious pathological conditions in no way traceable to its use, and which seriously compromised the prospects of recovery after any operation, anaesthetic or antiseptic. 1Centralblatt f. Chirurgie N0. 17, April 29, I882. As showing how tolerant some constitutions are, on the other hand, I recall a case reported from Gussenbauer's clinic in Prague, where that surgeon after...show more

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  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 390g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123689538X
  • 9781236895387