The International Encyclopedia of Surgery; A Systematic Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Surgery Volume 1

The International Encyclopedia of Surgery; A Systematic Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Surgery Volume 1

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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: ...ulcerations of bad appearance; interminable suppuration; delay in the consolidation of fractures; or production of permanent' pseudarthrosis. The callus already formed may soften a longer or shorter time after the fracture; cases are even cited in which callus, that had been solid for several years, softened in consequence of an attack of scurvy. Nothing justifies the belief that injury may produce scurvy. Cases have been reported in which a wound, occurring in a subject of healthy appearance, assumed a scorbutic aspect, after which the other symptoms of the disease soon showed themselves; but this can be explained as well by saying that, at the period of injury, the scurvy did not exist, and that it was developed as an intercurrent disease; or that it was yet latent and ill-defined, and that, after the manner of other diatheses, it first showed itself at the seat of injury as at the place of least resistance. In confirmed scorbutics, wounds sensibly aggravate the general condition, and contribute to the decay of the organism, by primary or secondary loss of blood, and by prolonged suppuration. Leucocythmia. The number of cases hitherto collected is still very small, but is already sufficient to prove the disastrous influence exercised by leucocythsemia upon accidental or operative wounds. The most frequently observed complication, at the site of injury, is rapid or slow hemorrhage, which is almost always uncontrollable, and almost inevitably leads to death. This hemorrhage does not appear after capital operations only, but follows also insignificant wounds, such as biting the tongue, paracentesis abdominis, the application of leeches, lancing the gums, etc. The few patients operated upon who do not perish from loss of blood, die of...show more

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  • Paperback | 414 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 735g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236893085
  • 9781236893086