Pathological Anatomy; Illustrations of the Elementary Forms of Disease
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. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ...is found in a state of complete sphacelus, and is passed in the form of irregular spongy masses or shreds of a dirty ash-grey, brown, or, black colour. There are two forms of mortification produced by the cessation of the arterial circulation, the first depending on rupture of the internal and middle coats of a large artery, the second on the presence of accidental products which produce obliteration both of the trunks and branches of the arteries of a limb. Professor Turner was the first who described the spontaneous rupture of the internal and middle coats of an artery, in an interesting paper published in the third volume of the Edinburgh Medico-Chirurgical Society's Transactions. In one of the cases only, however, the histories of which he relates, did mortification take place. The popliteal artery was the seat of the lesion, the internal and middle coats of which were found lacerated, and thickened, and its cavity obliterated in several points by coagulated blood, fibrine, and lymph. We are ignorant of the pathological condition of the artery which precedes the rupture of its coats; but the only circumstance which is sought to be established here, is the production of mortification from a cause acting mechanically, and obstructing or entirely interrupting the passage of the blood through the principal artery of a limb. The second form of obliteration of the arteries which gives rise to mortification, consists, as has been stated, in the presence of fibrine, fibrous or osseous substances formed in these vessels. When the quantity of these substances is such as to interrupt the circulation of the blood through the principal arterial trunk or branches of one of the inferior extremities, mortification is almost always the consequence, from the...
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