A Report Upon Some of the More Important Points Connected with the Treatment of Syphilis

A Report Upon Some of the More Important Points Connected with the Treatment of Syphilis

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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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...examination. Girls about the age of puberty sometimes allow intercourse before the full development of the vaginal canal, and in such cases it may occur that considerable violence, followed by inflammation and mortification, is done to the mucous membranes. It is desirable upon many grounds to recognise the possibility of such an occurrence, and to distinguish it from syphilis; for the administration of mercury would prove hurtful both to the local disease and to the general health. Mary G, aged fourteen, in service, was admitted into the hospital with acute inflammation of the entrance of the vagina; both labia and nymphse were swelled and of a bright-red colour, and on the left side there was a large black slough, the size of a crown-piece, and apparently of some depth. There was general febrile disturbance, the skin was hot, and the tongue white. The girl refused to give any explanation of the affair, but circumstances indicated that connexion, attended by violence, had taken place some days before. The entrance of the vagina was narrow. Upon the separation of the slough, a deep granulating cavity was left, which healed in the usual way. It may not be quite out of place here to remark that the eruption of syphilitic lepra upon the mucous membrane of the vagina may be mistaken for primary syphilitic ulceration. Whether the common form of lepra ever attacks the genito-urinary apparatus, is a point upon which I have no present information. A case of tuberculosis of the vagina has been recorded by Virchow. " Some time ago," he observes, " I had an opportunity of witnessing in an old woman an affection hitherto unknown to me. The patient had long suffered from dysuria, and there was found after death very extensive tuberculosis of...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236555600
  • 9781236555601