The Cleveland Medical Journal, Vol. 6 : January, 1907 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The Cleveland Medical Journal, Vol. 6: January, 1907 NO disease encountered by the abdominal surgeon presents more intricate problems of infection, nor more interesting features of pathology and diagnosis, than peritoneal tuberculosis. The literature of the subject has become so enormous that the bare enumeration of titles would transcend the time usually allotted the paper of the evening. I shall not undertake the consideration of all the pathologic and bacteriologic problems which the subject affords, nor shall I report in detail my own cases: but will limit this paper to a consideration of the practical features of the disease as represented in the average clinical experience of the surgeon. Tuberculosis of the peritoneum has but one cause - the invasion of the peritoneum by tubercle bacilli. Clinically, the disease is observed most frequently in patients between the ages of 20 and 40 years. Operation statistics show the disease is found more than twice as frequently in women as in men. The route of invasion anatomically afforded by the fallopian tubes naturally occurs to mind in explaining the greater prevalence of the disease With women. 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.
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