The Epitome; A Monthly Retrospect of American Practical Medicine and Surgery Volume 2

The Epitome; A Monthly Retrospect of American Practical Medicine and Surgery Volume 2

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...Of the haematozoa, those of most importance are the FUiaria Sanguinig Homini and the Silharzia Ha-matdbia. Dr. Meisoner, of Leipsic, in Schmidt's 3fed. Jahrb, has lately summed up what is known of parasitic infection of the blood, and the following is an abstract of what he says of ihejiliaria sangainit hominis: --This parasite has been very thoroughly studied by Manson, of Amoy, China; and Bancroft, of Brisbane, Australia. The filiaria, while it may at times be present in the blood without giving rise to any symptoms, at other times appears beyond question to be the cause of (Jhyluria, elephantiasis, etc. The mode of its action would seem purely mechanical. The parasite lives in the blood or lymph channels and its accumulation at a given point gives rise to lymphorrhagia or inflammation. Two curious facts nave recently come to light regarding this parasite. One is that the mosquito acts as a carrier: sucking the filiaria with the blood of an affected person, it afterward deposits the ova or embryos, which have meantime hatched, in the water when it lays its own eggs. These embryos are then swallowed in the drinkingwater by another victim; and so the circle of disease is completed. Another and a very curious fact regarding the habits of the filiaria was lately discovered; this is that it is a nocturnal parasite. During the day the filiariee lie dormant at some point in the victim's circulation, but at night they sally forth and rove the currents of the blood the night long. Bilhania Hixmatofna were found by Dr. John Wortabet, of Beirut, in patients who had been using bad drinking-water. Strangury and haematuria were among the earlier symptoms, followed by an eruption of blebs (?) resembling "Delhi boils," which only healed more

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  • Paperback | 360 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 123697848X
  • 9781236978486