Memphis Medical Monthly Volume 9, No. 4

Memphis Medical Monthly Volume 9, No. 4

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...speotro-photometer, for the purpose of discovering whether the amount of haemoglobin contained in the splenic artery is greater than that in the splenic vein. He found that the quantity of blood in the splenic vein amounted to 9 52 per cent, while in the artery it was only 9.28 per cent. From these researches he came to the conclusion that haemoglobin is actually formed in the spleen. The results are quite consistent with those obtained by different methods by Drs. Malassez and Picard in France and by Drs. Pashiutin and Vinogradoff in Russia. It is of course well known that there is a considerable quantity of iron in the-tissue of the spleen, consequently there is no inherent improbability in Dr. Krieuger's theory.--Lancet. The Microbe Of Diphtheria.--The announcement of the discovery of the microbe of diphtheria by MM. Roux and Yersin, of the Pasteur Laboratory, has led somewhat prematurely to sanguine hopes that the disease will now be amenable to prophylaxis by inoculation. The micro-organism of diphtheria, however, has been before now discovered by such investigators as Oertel, Klebs and Loeffler. Nevertheless, but little fruit in the direction of successfully combating this highly fatal disease has yet accrued from these researches. We await with interest the full details of this latest inquiry, and shall be glad to see to what extent MM. Roux and Yersin have advanced beyond the stages reached by their predecessors in this field.--Lancet. Strychnine In Narcotic Intoxications.--In a brief but valuable article in the Practitioner for December, Dr. G. A. Gibson calls attention to the very great value of hypodermic injections of sulphate of strychnine in narcotic intoxications. The dose is from one one-hundredth to one-fiftieth of a...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236882504
  • 9781236882509