The Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 20

The Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 20 : February 13, 1839 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 20: February 13, 1839 Disease of the foot.-the great toe was very frequently diseased the smaller toes were not nearly so often affected; he had seen, he should think, not more than ten or twelve cases of disease in the small toes during the last fifteen years. The great toe was much more ex posed to injury than any of the others. The disease commenced either in the bone itself, or in the articulations; and here were a great many specimens in which it had taken place in the metatarsal bone. Some times it commenced in the bone, and implicated the joint, while it often, again, commenced in the articulations, and, most frequently, in that one between the metatarsal bone and phalanx. Here is a speci men removed a few days ago from an unhealthy lad, in whom swelling and pain on the inner part of the foot came on without any assignable cause, and a collection of matter formed. He (mr. L.) suspected, at first sight, that the bone was diseased. The abscess was opened freely, and on introducing a probe, some days afterwards, it was found to pass into the cancellated structure. The disease, as they might perceive. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at 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.
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  • English
  • 210 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
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  • 9780243078196