A Treatise on Fever; Or, Selections from a Course of Lectures on Fever, Being Part of a Course of Theory and Practice of Medicine

A Treatise on Fever; Or, Selections from a Course of Lectures on Fever, Being Part of a Course of Theory and Practice of Medicine

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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. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...patches in some parts of the jejunum, and throughout the whole of the ileum, exhibited various stages of softening and ulceration. The Mesenteric glands were much enlarged. Private James Lindsay, aged 12; 93d Regt.; Regimental No. 3,583. Contracted fever in the Crimea about the latter end of August; he was admitted to hospital at Scutari on the 7th of October, and died five days after; thoracic oppression being the most urgent feature of the case. The disease was returned as "Pneumonia." The body was considerably emaciated. The Mucous membrane of the lips presented a livid aspect. Within the month it was soft and turgid, the submucous glands being obscure, of soft consistence, and cellular in contents. Thorax.--The lungs were adherent at both sides, collapsed unequally and insufficiently, the right remaining about double the volume of the left. Towards the lower part of the left lung the texture was cedematous, with excessive congestion of the bronchial membrane, and frothy mucus filling the tubes. The right lung was consolidated throughout, and friable. The exudation appeared on section to be very uniformly infiltrated throughout its substance, consisting, microscopically, of granular and fibrinous elements, with abundance of exudative corpuscles, breaking up into molecular matter A thin layer of yellow lymph covered the serous surfaces, and glued the lobes together. The specific gravity of the condensed and friable lung was 1.042. Ttie Heart appeared normal; its specific gravity was 1.042. Abdomen The mesenteric glands were enlarged, but not softened, except those connected with the rectum. Their specific gravity was 1.040. Small Intestines.--In this part of the gnt there were several ecchymosed spots and masses of gelatinous-like...show more

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  • Paperback | 174 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 322g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236560477
  • 9781236560476