Medical and Chirurgical Observations, as an Appendix to a Former Publication

Medical and Chirurgical Observations, as an Appendix to a Former Publication

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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. 1773 edition. Excerpt: ... its tunic, Which resembled a thick leather bag, there H issued issued out a full quart of an atheromatous matter, in the middle of which was. lodged a lump about the bigness of a turkey's egg, in substance like hog's lard, which melted as easily and was as inoffensive; it had a great quantity of brown hair intermixt with it, most in the middle, as appeared upon cutting through it. This substance was not inveloped in a distinct membrane, but was covered all over with hair, twisted and curled in a very wonderful manner, some of which exceeded a foot in length, and had evidently bulbous roots when viewed with a glass; some took root in the centre, others in different depths in this substance from the surface of it, as was discovered by sections in different directions, examined with the utmost attention; and from the inferior part proceeded a large, long string or rope of hair twisted together something like an Elf's Lock or the Plica Polonica. At the lower part of the Ovarium, were found two distinct irregular bones, in the lowermost of which was fixt a perfect incisive tooth, which proceeded proceeded through that bone into a very thick membranous socket, formed between the coats of the Ovarium, with an imperfect tooth adjoining to it; and at a little distance from this bone, there was, in such another membranous socket, a complete canine tooth. The Surgeons by whom I was favoured with the parts and the substance of this narrative told me they thought the Ovarium on the other side was preternaturally small; but that must be considered a doubtful point, as the size of these bodies in their natural state is very variable and indeterminate. They took no notice of the Tub. Fallopian, or other uterine appendages; indeed they wanted time to perform the...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236567560
  • 9781236567567