Under the Northern Lights and Other Stories

Under the Northern Lights and Other Stories

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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. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...our knowledge of congenital hernia. It is a curious fact in the history of medicine that the path to immortality has so often threaded its way through the treatment of aneurysms. Antyllus and Syme, Anel and Wardop, Hunter, and confidently I add the name of Matas. The Hunterian operation of tying the femoral artery at some distance from the sac was performed by Desault six months before Hunter performed his operation. Hunter did not know of this and based his operation on the new principle of tying in a sound part. The merit of it belongs to Hunter, who planned the procedure after experiments performed on the velvet of deer, in Richmond Park, to show that the collateral circulation is established after tying the external carotid. Hunter's operation has largely lost its place since it has been shown that with modern precautions and absorbable ligatures suppuration in the sac and secondary hemorrhage can be avoided, and that sclerotic arteries can be permanently closed by tying as readily as normal vessels. Although, wherever applicable, extirpations and particularly aneurysmorrhaphy have taken the place of distal Hunterian deligation there still remain not a few anedrysms like that of the internal carotid, which can be cared for only on Hunterian principles. The third concrete entity with which the name of Hunter will always be associated is the initial lesion of syphilis. Confused as he was with regard to the relationship of gonorrhea and syphilis, he had no misgivings as to the dissimilarity of the hard and soft venereal sores. Having deliberately inoculated himself with lues when he was forty years old, his interest in the disease and the effects of mercury was naturally stimulated. He desired to watch its course in a less impersonal...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236930347
  • 9781236930347