Surgical Bacteriology

Surgical Bacteriology

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...mass, or, at least, only an isolated rod can be found here and there on patient, careful search. In all probability the death of the granulation tissue which precedes caseation is caused by the action of the ptomaines of the bacilli of tuberculosis, which by their toxic properties destroy the protoplasm and arrest further cell-growth in that portion of the gland as well as reproduction of the microorganisms. When a true suppuration takes place in a tubercular lymphatic gland, it does so in consequence of a secondary infection with pyogenic microorganisms. A spontaneous and permanent cure is not infrequently effected by the substitution of an acute suppurative process in place of the primary specific chronic inflammation, which destroys the entire soil of the bacillus of tuberculosis, and, at the same time, effects complete elimination of the pus-microbes and the bacilli through the discharges of the abscess. The capsule of the gland furnishes an efficient protection wall to the paraglandular tissues against tubercular infection often for months and years, but when perforation has once taken place the disease attacks the surrounding tissues irrespective of their anatomical structure. When a tubercular gland becomes the seat of an acute suppuration, the suppurative inflammation appears in the form of a para-adenitis with suppuration between the gland and the surrounding tissues, which often terminates in extensive separation of the gland from the adjacent tissues. While tuberculosis of the lymphatic glands often stands in a direct causative relationship to, and precedes general, diffuse, and pulmonary tuberculosis, it is seldom observed as a secondary affection in the course of tuberculous affections of other organs. Tuberculosis of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236894782
  • 9781236894786