The Berkshire Medical Journal; Devoted to the Interests of Rational Medicine. . [ Volume 1

The Berkshire Medical Journal; Devoted to the Interests of Rational Medicine. . [ Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...every day; finally, the wound healed. There had been over four hundred eggs in it. A little girl, who had accompanied her father to the Nicaragua Walker expedition, complained, on her return, of sore feet. She had black spots on the soles, all of which covered large quantities of eggs. About fifty of these spots were opened, not only at the bottom of the feet, but on and between the toes, and several on the legs. It has been tried to keep the eggs on velvet, under a glass in a warm place, to hatch them out, but they dried up. It will be readily seen that, in spite of all this information, there are yet a good many points in the history of this little creature which require elucidation. As the physicians of California appear, from the foregoing reports, to have not unfrequently an opportunity of observing the parasite in its natural state, we may justly look to them for some further facts respecting it. 2. Filaria Medinensis; Dracunculus; Guinea Worm.--A patient suffering from this parasite has been treated at the Seaman's Hospital, New York, and we have a full report of the case from the pen of the house-physician, Dr. C. E. Leverance. The man was admitted June llth, 1860. He had been in Morocco six years ago, traveling there for nearly a month with uncovered feet, and sleeping on the ground; since August, 1854, he had not left his native country, the United States. About four weeks previous to admission, while "before the mast," en route from New Orleans to New York, he observed a swelling below the right external malleolus, attended with slight itching, and gradually extending. After admission this swelling was found to extend from around the right ankle nearly to the knee. It was quite dark colored, and attended with intolerable itching...show more

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  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 454g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236673522
  • 9781236673527