Lectures on Nutrition, Hypertrophy, and Atrophy; Delivered in the Theatre of the Royal College of Surgeons, May, 1847

Lectures on Nutrition, Hypertrophy, and Atrophy; Delivered in the Theatre of the Royal College of Surgeons, May, 1847

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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. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ...where no tissue, or only the most lowly organized, is ever formed. No fact can better shew how far the mere enlargement of the blood-vessels is from constituting the essential part of inflammation. Let me now further illustrate the general physiology of Hypertrophy, by adducing some of the specimens in the Museum which exhibit it in the principal tissues. The first specimen in the Pathological division of the Museum is an urinary bladder hypertrophied in consequence of stricture of the urethra. It affords an admirable instance of genuine unmixed hypertrophy; for every part of the bladder is grown large; it is not contracted as if it had been morbidly irritable; and its mucous membrane, without induration or any similar morbid change, is increased, apparently by simple growth, to No. 53 in the same collection. t From the Museum of the College of Surgeons; others from the Museum of St. Bartholomew's Hospital, Casts, No. 142. L.c. page 343. Dr. J. Reid's account of this case may be found in the Lond. and Rdin. Monthly Jour, of Med. Sci. 1843, p. 198. a thickness proportionate to that of the muscular coat. I adduce this especially a9 an example of hypertrophy of muscular tissue, concerning which, instead of adding to what was said in the last lecture, I will quote Mr. Hunter's account. Referring, perhaps, to this very specimen, he says, in a passage which I have inserted in the Catalogue: "The bladder, in such cases of obstruction to the passage of urine having more to do than common, is almost in a constant state of irritation and action; by which, according to a property in all muscles, it becomes stronger and stronger in its muscular coats; and I suspect that this disposition to become stronger from repeated action is greater in the...
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