The Dental Register Volume 31

The Dental Register Volume 31

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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: ... the 'channels and interferes with the natural course of the blood. Regiment after regiment and squadron after squadron fall in their efforts, they are powerless, nature converts her cohorts of blood-corpuscles into puscorpusles, they undermine, they sap, they dissolve the surrounding tissues, they use all their efforts to hurl the enemy out. They fail, capillaries cease to perform their functions, they are filled with the dead and dying soldiers sent to the attack, acondition ofsluggish action goes on and comparative stasis is the consequence. Then comes surgery, it comes with its instruments and removes the dead bone from the living, clears away all the debris of battle, depletes the engorged capillaries, opens the channels for the continuance of the natural flow, stimulates the absorbents to carry off what is not useful, what has been destroyed in removing the dead bone, and encourages the depleted capillaries to renewed exertion. The enemy is gone, the work of restoration must commence. Little by little the building material is brought. It is taken up and each atom is placed where it belongs, a cell is built here, another there, they reproduce, they grow, they increase, and in a short time all is completed, and, if the ravages of the disease have not been too great, the parts are restored, as far as possible, to their normal condition. I say as far as posssble. for I doubt if any reconstruction ever equals the originaL Nature is always at work restoring the waste and loss which are continual; we wish merely to aid her and give her a chance; she always does her work well; she wants some assistance at times, but she must not be killed by mistaken kindness. The successful treatment of diseased conditions then, lies in a knowledge of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 170 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236800338
  • 9781236800336