Skin and Venereal Diseases; Miscellaneous; Pathology, Bacteriology, Physiology (Classic Reprint)

Skin and Venereal Diseases; Miscellaneous; Pathology, Bacteriology, Physiology (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Skin and Venereal Diseases; Miscellaneous; Pathology, Bacteriology, Physiology Cutaneous Horn. This condition occurring in a 35 year-old woman is reported by J. W. C. Macewen.1 At the age of 23, a pea-sized swelling appeared on the left side of her head. This swelling increased slowly in size until two years later, when she received an accidental knock on it, the skin being broken by the impact. Suppuration set in and continued for some time, and as it subsided she noticed some three or four little projections growing from the site. These projections grew slowly until some four years ago, when all but one were removed by operation. The remaining projection did not give her much trouble until six months ago, when it began to grow rapidly. Apart from the inconvenience caused by the presence of the horn, she had long been troubled by headaches of varying severity on the left side of the head. The horn had a distinctly horn-like structure, had a rough surface, and was 2} inches in length from base to tip, apart from the twisting. While firmly attached to its place of origin, it was yet freely movable, owing to the extreme mobility of the cutaneous base. The horn, together with a portion of the surrounding scalp, being excised under a local anesthetic. The part was very richly supplied with blood. The patient made an uninterrupted recovery, the wound healing aseptically, and she has since been free from headache. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 262 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 14mm | 354g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243030606
  • 9780243030606