Chicago Medical Recorder Volume 8-9

Chicago Medical Recorder Volume 8-9

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...and caseous pus, and cholesterin crystals, and I think that cholesterin is nothing more than a late stage of fatty degeneration. Then again, the fact that cholesteatoma has an alleged limiting membrane does not give it any specific character. In my student days my teachers used to talk about pyogenic membranes and we believed in them then, but I do not think anybody believes in them now. The alleged pyogenic membrane and the membrane of cholesteatoma seem to me to be nothing but the reSult of pressure between the mass and the adjoining tissues. Then again, the changed epithelium the Doctor speaks of is not significant for it has been noticed in other conditions, for example, in lacerated cervix the cylindrical epithelium is changed into a pavement epi thelium by irritation and exposure; and the same I believe to be true in the case he has discussed. Moreover, the general practitioner has some interest in the subject of cholesteatoma because it gives a possible clue to the etiology of some diseases that have been classed as idiopathic. I have not seen a recent medical dictionary and do not know whether this word has a place in its columns. It ought not, for we are all satisfied that in every case of disease there is an etiology, a cause tangible and discoverable. It is possible that the meningitis which was formerly called idiopathic is due to a slow chronic septic process in the middle ear finally leading to necrosis and infection. People with chronic ear troubles come to us. They have pain, deafness and dizziness, and we blow powder into the ear, and wash it out, and the process is kept up week after week, month after month until it exhausts the patient and doctor. I am glad that the specialists can give us for such cases an...show more

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  • Paperback | 366 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 653g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236913213
  • 9781236913210