A Clinical Text-Book of Medical Diagnosis for Physicians and Students

A Clinical Text-Book of Medical Diagnosis for Physicians and Students

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...mechanical irritation, even to a true enteritis. Nothnagel considers that small, visible particles of mucus interspersed in firm stools, belong to a normal condition. Larger masses of mucus, in the form of more or less thick shreds, always indicate with greater probability a catarrh of the large intestine. Certain small, roundish particles of mucus, like sago granules, must usually come from this portion of the intestine. Catarrh of the large intestine then can be definitely diagnosed from the stools, if firm fecal balls are passed which are covered with mucus. Sometimes we find spread over the scybala a layer of thick, tough mucus. An abundant admixture of mucus in thin stools occurs, especially in acute intestinal catarrh, if the large intestine is also affected, and in catarrhal dysentery. We designate as intestinal infarction cylindrical tubes which consist entirely of mucus (or partly of fibrine), and which form casts of the large intestine. In rare cases they occur in chronic catarrh of the large intestine, and are usually passed with great pain (mucous colic). If there are fine and equal portions of mucus in solid fecal balls, we then think of catarrh of the small intestine. But, also, mucus occurring in thin stools may have its origin in the small intestine. Then it is usually finely divided, and is soft. In cholera Asiatica (also in cholera morbus) the stools are watery, and contain particles of mucus which look like boiled rice (rice-water stools). Nothnagel utters a warning against regarding all small, slimy-looking particles in the stools as mucus. They may come from the food. The chemical reaction determines in a doubtful case. Watery stools. To these we have already referred repeatedly. They occur in severe acute intestinal...
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  • Paperback | 266 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 481g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236967410
  • 9781236967411