Report of the Meetings Volume 5

Report of the Meetings Volume 5

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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. 1836 edition. Excerpt: ...not to be regarded as really possessing this character. Of the former class are some foreign pathologists. My friend Dr. Carswell appears to regard those elevations which I have been describing, and which when in a state of hypertrophy give to the mucous membrane of the stomach the character which Louis has designated mammillmzee, as the follicles of the stomach, and the red spots which he has accurately described as sometimes occupying their centres he regards as the orifices of these follicles. I am induced to take a different view of these reddened centres. The mucous membrane of the stomach appears itself to be fully adequate to the production of mucus. Its follicles (if it possess any) are probably designed to bestow some peculiar properties on the juices of the stomach. We may therefore expect to find their situation occasionally pointed out by indications of a peculiar secretion at particular parts; and it 'is the fact, that we actually meet with such differences in the stomach rather than the actual demonstration of a follicular structure, on which I ground the opinion, which I offer rather as matter of conjecture than of absolute conviction. The mucous membrane of the stomach sometimes presents small scattered spots, varying in size from about a twentieth to a tenth of an inch in diameter, from which the mucous membrane appears to have been removed, leaving a clean defined but by no means an elevated edge. Such spots are sometimes the commencement of ulceration, by which the stomach is actually perforated. They cannot, therefore, be regarded as the consequence of cadaveric solution. Spots are sometimes found scattered over the mucous membrane of the stomach scarcely exceeding in size those last mentioned, having a more

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  • Paperback | 186 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 340g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236974506
  • 9781236974501