Public Health Bulletin Volume 1

Public Health Bulletin Volume 1

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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: ...toxic princip'e, according to some authors, is cyauhydric acid, according to others picric or sebacic acid, according to Buchner and Kerner butylinic acid, and according to Heller it is the sarcina noctiluca." (Jour. med. chir. Brussels, 1854.) Diseases caused by these meat poisons have often been referred to. Epidemics of Wurstvergiftung have often occurred in the eastern part of Germany, and in Wurtemburg alone since 1793 634 cases have been reported, of which 260 were fatal. The symptoms correspond to those of trichinosis, excepting in the absence of fever, abrupt invasion, and shorter duration; but there is a possibility that some of the earlier symptoms may have been overlooked. If these were really cases of trichinosis then some of those mentioned in the first part of Section I of this report can be received more readily, and Gerlach's views as to the recent introduction of trichinae into Germany must appear incorrect. But Eupprecht (Trichinen Krankheit, etc., p. 36) says: "I have treated nineteen cases of Wurstvergiltung, all of which recovered. In no case have I observed oedema of the eyelids and face, so characteristic of trichinosis, so that none of the nineteen cases could have been due to trichinae. My cases commenced usually with diarrhoea and vomiting, and were marked by feebleness, vertigo, burning and dryness of the throat, colic, pains in the limbs, dysuria, and icterus. Eecovery followed in eighteen cases at the expiration of the first or second week, and in one it was prolonged for four weeks, the patient exhibiting great weakness, pain in the joints, slow pulse, constipation, sleeplessness, loss of appetite, and anaemic oedema." Kratz (op. cit., p. 106) says: "I believe that to Wurstvergiftung many...
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  • Paperback | 90 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236987918
  • 9781236987914