Cyclopaedia of the Practice of Medicine Volume 14

Cyclopaedia of the Practice of Medicine Volume 14

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...a state of glassy swelling, apparently of softer consistency, their axis cylinders not visible, or only slightly shown by a darker tinge of color. Spinal cord.-Membranes hard and much congested. Abundant proliferation of nuclei in the adventitia of the vessels. In the central canal is contained serum, and the web of connective tissue surrounding it is harder than usual. In the gray substance the four large groups of ganglion cells are distinctly marl-red off by encircling lines of connective tissue. Abundant development of nuclei in this connective tissue, most abundant in the suhstantia gelatinosa Rolandi. The ganglion cells have a coarse, lumpy look, are indifferent to carmine (only their processes taking a slight tinge), are rusty yellow, contain lumps of pigment, and are without visible nuclei. The white substance of the anterior columns is relatively intact, the axis cylinders still easily distinguished. The brain also showed regressive metamorphosis (fatty, amyloid, and pigmentary change) of the nerve-elements and vessels of the large central ganglia, the island of Rail and the claustrum, with very small secondary extravasations of blood in the connective tissue, numerous emboli in the smallest vessels, especially in the cortex. The division of the nuclei of the ganglion cells, found by Meynert, could be made out by E. only in the formation of the claustrum. The granule cells along the vessels of the corpus striatum, upon which Tuckwell laid so much stress, did not seem important to E., as he had found them in other brains, e. g., in that of a tuberculous person, and that of a person who had bled to death. He leaves it undecided whether some of the changes found by him should not be referred to the puerperal disease. According more

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  • Paperback | 344 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 617g
  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236885333
  • 9781236885333