Lectures on Syphilis

Lectures on Syphilis

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...not be allowed to weigh in the balance for one moment against the thousands of lives which are annually saved, and the many more thousands of persons who escape mutilation and disfigurement, through the beneficent influence of Jenner's great discovery. Public attention having now been fully directed to this subject, it is very satisfactory to find in the Report of the Local Government Board for 1879, the statement that in no case where the lymph had been supplied by the Government had there been "any suggestion of a resulting case of the disease which is alleged to be specially communicable by vaccination." But, however small the risk, it seems greatly to be desired that a systematic provision for the supply of vaccine lymph direct from the calf should be introduced by authority in this country. It has been found to answer admirably in Belgium and elsewhere, and has of late been very powerfully advocated here. One great advantage arising from it would be, that by furnishing an alternative supply, it would remove all reasonable grounds of objection from the minds of those who have been unduly alarmed by the exaggerated statements which have of late been widely promulgated, and who would prefer to expose their children even to the risk of small-pox than to any possibility of syphilitic contamination. Contagion Of The Secretions Of Syphilitic Patients. The question of the contagious property of the morbid secretions of syphilitic persons, which are not directly derived from the specific syphilitic lesions, such as the pus of an ordinary abscess, the morbid secretions of mucous membranes, the pustules of acne, the serum of eczema, etc., is analogous to that of unmixed vaccine lymph. The matter of acne and of eczema from syphilitic patients...show more

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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236624289
  • 9781236624284