Clinical Lectures and Reports by the Medical and Surgical Staff of the London Hospital Volume 2

Clinical Lectures and Reports by the Medical and Surgical Staff of the London Hospital Volume 2

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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. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...phagedroruc, ulceration; the other is serpiginous and slow. The phagedenic variety will destroy within a few weeks as much tissue as lupus usually does in years. It is ulceration simply, and when cured the parts pucker closely together, and there is no thick glossy cicatrix left, such as we always see after common lupus. If once the ulceration is arrested, the sore will heal soundly in a week or two, or even in less. The iodide of potassium will sometimes arrest this form of ulceration in the most specific manner. I do not, however, recommend that reliance should be put on it alone, as the destruction is often rapid, and we cannot afford to lose time. Together with its exhibition it is well also to use some local escharotic, nitric acid, chloride of zinc, carbolic acid, or bromine. Even in those cases in which it seems probable that there is an inherited syphilitic diathesis, very frequently we find also the history of predisposition to tuberculosis. The following case is an instance of this: --Clara B., aged 15, was under care in this Hospital about three years ago. I show you her stereoscopic portrait. She was stated to have been healthy up to three months old, excepting that her mother recollects that from birth she was "stufl'cd in the nose." She was vaccinated at three months old, and after that she had "a scurvy rash/' which was followed by sores on various parts, which, on healing, left deep scars. When three years old she had a blow on tire left cheek, which caused an abscess with diseased bone. After that she had inflamed eyes, and was for some months totally blind; she was then about seven years. At the same time that her eyes were inflamed she had ulcerated throat, but the destruction of her nose did not occur more

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