Memoir Volume 16

Memoir Volume 16

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...producing toxic symptoms. Of the various preparations tried, a metaarsenic anilin compound, atoxyl, has proved the most satisfactory, but it is not ideal. lt is not non-toxic as dogs, kittens, guinea-pigs, and rabbits have shewn toxic symptoms and succumbed, but it is not so toxic as sodium arseniate. It does not produce the sloughing which so often follows the subcutaneous or intravenous inoculation of sodium arseniate, it causes no pain, and its administration can be continued over a period of many months even when used in extremely high doses. It is the only remedy at present giving any prospects of a cure. In the treatment of cases a rational method of treatment must be adopted. It is useless, for instance, to only administer arsensic for a short period or until the parasites have apparently disappeared from the peripheral circulation. The drug must be administered in as high doses as possible, and it must be continued even after all the favourable signs are present, viz., disappearance of parasites from the blood; increase of weight, improvement in the blood count and percentage of haemoglobin; loss or the autoagglutination phenomenon of the blood corpuscles; decrease in and more regular temperature. From time to time susceptible animals ought to be inoculated withilarge quantities of the patient's blood at least in amounts of 5'0 to 15'o c.c. At the same time all aids in building up the physical condition of the individual should be used. If such a regime be carried out, and treatment be begun at an early period, the prognosis (based on the experience of treated animals) will be good. VVith animals, on the other hand, the question whether treatment with arsenic is indicated calls for some consideration as LAVERAN and MESNIL, ...
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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236965663
  • 9781236965660