Archives of Medicine, Vol. 3

Archives of Medicine, Vol. 3 : A Record of Practical Observations, and Anatomical and Chemical Researches Connected with the Investigation and Treatment of Disease; January, 1862 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Archives of Medicine, Vol. 3: A Record of Practical Observations, and Anatomical and Chemical Researches Connected With the Investigation and Treatment of Disease; January, 1862 Fig. 12, Plate V, is a specimen of the mucous tissue from the umbilical cord, under a power of 130 diameters. The texture appears to be composed of delicate fibres with oval nuclei, which are for' the most part arranged to form the boundaries of small circular spaces, in which are seen more delicate fibres arranged without regularity. The interspaces between the fibres are occupied with a transparent fluid. In Fig. 13, some of the fibres and their nuclei are seen under a power of 700 diameters. The preparations of this tissue which I have made exhibit a great number of the so-called fibre cells. In very many instances the continuity of the germinal matter with the outer fibrous portion of each elementary part is most distinct. I have not succeeded in demonstrating the appearance figured and described by Virchow. What appears to be a space or cavity in the centre of the elementary parts is really occupied with germinal matter, and the apparent tubes contain prolongations of this with the recently formed and soft fibrous tissue, which very readily breaks down. The arrangement of the fibrous tissue is shown in the drawing. It will be noticed that there is not the slightest resemblance between my drawing and Virchow's figures. (see pp. 98 and 100 of Dr. Chance's Translation.) It is impossible to represent in a wood engraving the extreme delicacy of the real fibres, but with this exception I think my drawing is a fair Copy of the specimen. Fig. 14 represents some of the muscular fibre cells which form a very thick layer around the arteries of the cord. The relation and mode of formation of the formed material in both structures are the same, but its properties are very different. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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