Excerpt from The Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, 1842, Vol. 26
The perfectly healthy condition of the patient in this case precludes, in our view. The. Opinion that a vitiated state of the blood produced the local disease; and the limitation of this disease to a pediculated attach ment certainly, in my mind, excites the hope that he may escape the fatal result which, without the extirpation, would have inevitably fol lowed. The possibility of a recurrence of the disease would have pre vented my making public this description until the final result had been tested by time. Had not a partial statement appeared, which seemed to me to call for the details l have here furnished.
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