The Medical Examiner; A Semi-Monthly Journal of Medical Sciences Volume 6, Nos. 5-12

The Medical Examiner; A Semi-Monthly Journal of Medical Sciences Volume 6, Nos. 5-12

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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. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ... just as muscles elsewhere yield to an overcoming force applied by extending apparatus. This yielding becomes habitual and permanent with increased length of muscles. As this process goes on, the ligamenta subflava connecting the arches of the verterbrae become permanently elongated by change in nutrition, while the articulating process assume new relations with each other. An abrupt projection thus occurs in marked contrast with the curves of the lateral deviations. No tenderness on pressure usually attends this process of destruction, as the diseased parts are beyond the limit of the influence of pressure upon the spinous processes, upon the ribs, or upon the adjacent muscles. The amount of destruction of bone is truly astonishing; the bodies of several vertebrae in some instances disappearing. A striking case of this kind is given in Cruventhier s Pathological Plates, 4th dT M livraison, plate 4, in.which there was a loss of 9tl the bodies of five verte-101 brae, the 5th and 11th 11 dorsal vertebrae coming in contact by their ante-12th dT'Ui rior surfaces, the spinal i-t w. canal making an acute angle, without the occur-2d rence of paralysis at any time. The illustration of FiS-20-this case is copied in figures 20 and 22. "The individual to whom this specimen belonged was not paraplegic, although the angle was so acute, but the pressure of the spinal marrow was probably prevented by the meeting of the 11th with 5th dorsal vertebrae, which furnished a groove for the reception of the 11th. The bodies of the 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th dorsal vertebrae have almost entirely disappeared, their confused remains forming a mass covered with oseous vegetations. The foramina were all preserved, but deformed and diminished in size. The more

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