Lectures on Comparative Anatomy, in Which Are Explained the Preparations in the Hunterian Collection,

Lectures on Comparative Anatomy, in Which Are Explained the Preparations in the Hunterian Collection,

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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. 1814 edition. Excerpt: ...death; and this information having been in some measure confirmed by an ass in a sickly state, that had taken half a pint of the spirituous tincture of rhubarb ' in the evening, dying in the night, I thought it right to make a comparative experiment with the infusion of rhubarb, to determine whether the result would be the same as with the tincture. An ass had a pint of infusion of rhubarb given to it in the evening; the same dose was repeated at six o'clock the next morning, and again at nine o'clock, and at twelve. At two o'clock the animal was pithed, and two ounces of blood were taken from the splenic vein, two from the vein of the colon, and two from the inferior cava, in the lower part of the loins. The spleen was found turgid, and large: when the cut surface was rubbed on white paper, the orange tint was very evident without any test being applied to it; particularly so, when compared with a similar stain madeby a section of the liver, in which there was no such tinge. In the stomach and duodenum the rhubarb was found in large quantities; but none was met with in the coecum. The urine was impregnated with rhubarb, the orange tint upon the application of the alkali being very distinct. At the end of twenty hours, the serum of the blood and the urine corresponded exactly with that of the tincture in the former experiments, but was in a less degree of intensity. From these experiments it is evident, that the rhubarb passes from the circulation into the fluid contained in the cells of the spleen, and the urine; and in those made upon the dog, into the bile in the gall-bladder. The ass having no gall-bladder, the effects on the bile could not be observed in these experiments: it appears also, that the rhubarb is detected in the serum of...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 245g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236937848
  • 9781236937841