Functions and Disorders of the Reproductive Organs in Youth, in Adult Age, and in Advanced Life

Functions and Disorders of the Reproductive Organs in Youth, in Adult Age, and in Advanced Life

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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. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...up to the animal, and after some difficulty a mount was obtained, when the surgeons noticed that the glans presented several openings or fistulas, showing that abscess had occurred here, and it was pierced like a watering-pot. There was a good deal of fetid discharge from the prepuce, as well as the sheath, but I was told that treatment is very difficult, as the penis of the bull is powerfully retracted within the prepuce (unlike the horse), and difficult to be denuded. I was lately in conversation-with a gentleman, a large former in Suffolk. He told me that he is often disappointed when he wishes to breed from cart mares. This year, out of his own working stock of twenty-eight horses, eleven mares did not stand; greatly to his disappointment and loss, as a yearling cart colt is worth 201., and the mare ceases work only one month before and one month after parturition. This sterility he attributes to the high condition his cattle are kept in by the carters, who, proud of their teams, do not care to see them in foal, and perhaps in some cases may give them physic to cause abortion. To obviate it, fresh stallions have been purchased, and with as little success, sterility still prevailing. Among these eleven mares there were young as well as old ones, but none of them proved in foal. He mentioned that among liis dairy cows, whenever a cow proves not in calf she is milked as long as possible, and then fatted for the butcher, as it is not worth while to keep her dry a year. (See Appendix L.) PROGNOSIS. The prognosis (in cases of persons complaining of nocturnal emissions) is generally very favourable, provided the emissions do not occur very frequently. On turning to the chapter treating on the Physiology of the Semen, it would appear as if...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236550862
  • 9781236550866