The Practitioner Volume 27

The Practitioner Volume 27

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...tough and did not break down on firm pressure; portions cut ofl' floated in water, and could not be made to sink by squeezing them. The lower margin of both lower lobes were empliysematous. The bronchial mucous membrane was stained. Abd0men.--Pen'toneum healthy. Mesenteric and mesocolic glands prominent, enlarged, and red on section. Stomach contained about three ounces of a brownish yellow gruelly-looking fluid. There was fine stellate redness of the mucous membrane in patches on the small curvature and posterior wall towards the pyloric half. The small intestines contained a considerable quantity of fluid similar to that found in the stomach. Mucous membrane of the jejunum slightly recldened, that of the ileum mostly pale, but towards the lower part reddened, with ramiform injection of vessels which extended to the borders of the agminated and solitary glands, but not beyond. These glands were white, thus contrasting strongly in colour with the surrounding membrane, and they were slightly but palpably raised above the general surface. There was some redness of the mucous membrane of ccecum and of most of the large intestine, but no obvious softening nor ulceration. Liver apparently healthy. Kidneys apparently healthy, and capsules stripped off readily and freely. Spleen small, shrivelled-looking, and flabby; it was dark coloured on section, and the tissue readily broke down on pressure. Bladder nearly empty. " Dr. Truman examined chemically the contents of the stomach and intestines for arsenic, antimony, lead, mercury, copper and various irritant poisons, as also for strychnine, with a negative result. He also similarly examined with the same negative result portions of the coats of the stomach and intestines, and also more

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  • Paperback | 166 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 308g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123675090X
  • 9781236750907