Medical Record Volume 3

Medical Record Volume 3

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...the disorganized blood. The internal coat of all the arteries was in like manner stained by the coloring matters of the blood. The liver was congested with blood, and rapidly underwent decomposition. Spleen somewhat enlarged. The fibrous tissue of the lungs was infiltrated with bloody serum. All the organs and tissues appeared to have suffered. From the preceding experiments, designed to illustrate the mode of action of a poison about which little or nothing was known, we conclude: --1st The primary and chief action of the poison of the American copperhead Trigonocephalus Contortrix) is upon the blood. 2d. The poison of the copperhead is directly destructive to the colored blood-corpuscle, altering its physical and chemical properties and relations, and rendering it unfit for the performance of its important offices in circulation, respiration, and nutrition. 3d. The poison of the copperhead appears to have an affinity more especially for the coloring matter of the colored blood-corpuscles. 4th. Under the action of the poison of the copperhead the animal temperature is but slightly increased, notwithstanding the profound changes inaugurated in the blood; and after Vie establishment and propagation of these pathological changes the temperature descends. 5th. The action of the heart is increased in frequency, and diminished in force, under the influence of thepoison of the Trigonocephalus Contortrix. This increase in the rapidity of the pulsations of the heart is not, as in the case of febrile diseases, attended by a marked rise of animal temperature. This difference may be due to the peculiar and direct action of the poison upon the colored blood-corpuscles. 6th. In its action upon the cerebrospinal nervous system, the poison of the Trigonocephalus..show more

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  • Paperback | 678 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 35mm | 1,193g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236649672
  • 9781236649676