Colorado Medicine Volume 7

Colorado Medicine Volume 7

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... the Thoma-Zeiss blood counting apparatus. The method was very useful, but could not be used in those cases where the number 'of the cells was very small. Szecsi examines the cerebrospinal fluid in the following manner: He slowly centrifuges the fluid in a tube similar to the one employed above, for three or four minutes. The precipitate is then taken from the bottom of the tube with a capillary pipette, placed in a petri dish and the fluid drawn into the pipette of the blood-counting apparatus. The original staining can be used. The practical importance of these methods can hardly be over-estimated. By referring to the April issue of "Colorado Medicine" (p. 158) it will be seen that in all the five different groups of cases of tabes the increase of globulins (phase I) and the leucocytosis were constant; that they paralleled the positive Wassennann reaction in the blood, and that the increase of white cells was often found in the cerebro-spinal fluid when the Wassermann reaction was negative. Special emphasis should be laid on the fact that this leucocytosis is a lymphocytosis and not an increase of the polymorpholeucocytes. Further analysis shows that the increase of globulins parallels the-increase of lymphocytes. Szecsi analyzes his cases and tabulates them as follows (the figures corresponding to the scale on his new tube): (T " _ ""3" rI No. Disease Cases O I II III IV V Dementia paralytica 8..15 2 Lues cerebrospinalis 1.. 1.. Multiple sclerosis..3. 1. 1.1 Alcoholic dementia. 1.. 1., Hemiplegia 4... 3 1" Little's Disease... 2..11. Tabes 5... 12 2 Healthy Individuals 4 3 1.... Although the number of cases is far too small to deduct a certain rule, the general tendency is to emphasize the importance of this...show more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 572g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236509315
  • 9781236509314