System of Surgery Volume 2

System of Surgery Volume 2

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...with the slightest influence in hindering the fatal termination. We have, then, before us a brief clinical history and post-mortem report of a case which anylody tolerably familiar with the literature of the subject wotdd probably admit to be a typical and pronounced example of Hodgkin's disease. That typical cases constitute a majority is not stated or thought, but that continual reference to the type-form for purposes of comparison is helpful in practical clinical work is confidently believed. The variations from this model are numerous, and sometimes so great as to give color to a suspicion that we have to deal with diseases which, though kindred to the type, are not mere modifications of it. The most common (alleged) variety is that in which, instead of a substantial preservation of the number of the colorless corpuscles of the blood, there is a veritable leucoeythicmia--not merely a relative, but an absolute, increase in the number of the white cells. This has often been considered a factor of sufficient importance to justify the addition of a new name to the nosology in designation of a separate disease. Such a proceeding would seem to be uncalled for in the light of present pathology. The splenic enlargement is usually due to an increase, not of the pulp, but of the lymphatic constituents, notably the Malpighian bodies. But it sometimes happens that, in addition to this commoner and more characteristic overgrowth, there is an augmentation of the splenic pulp; and it is in these eases that the leucocytlwemia, which depends upon tne change in the pulp, occurs. In other words, we have coiueidently two affections mixed in the same person--Hodgkin's disease, with its destruction of the red corpuscles, and splenic leucocythtemia, with its...
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  • Paperback | 426 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 757g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236594843
  • 9781236594846