Vaccine Therapy and Opsonic Method of Treatment; A Short Compendium for General Practioners, Students, and Others

Vaccine Therapy and Opsonic Method of Treatment; A Short Compendium for General Practioners, Students, and Others

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...joint when inoculated into a guinea-pig produced typical generalized tuberculosis in eight weeks. Complete cure in six months, with perfect mobility of joint. Secondary infections will, of course, require their appropriate vaccines. Western (loc. cit.) gives his results in twenty-six cases as follows: Fourteen cases were cured. Five cases showed marked improvement, and were still under treatment. Two cases showed slight improvement. Five cases showed no improvement, but two of these were senile cases in patients over sixty. In young subjects and early cases cure and good movement may be expected; but where there is much destruction of tissue and sinuses are present, progress is slow and movement may be considerably limited. Raw1 records his experience in twenty-seven cases, mostly of a chronic or subacute variety: 'The cases where the best results were obtained were those in which there was some suppuration or sinus leading directly down to tuberculous disease. In cases of pulpy disease of the joints there was, in many instances, marked diminution in the size of the joints with absence of inflammation and more movement.' Turton treated five cases, one being of the elbow, the other four spinal. The former was completely cured. Of the spinal cases one had had three operations, and there were sinuses in the back, loin, and iliac region. Despite secondary infection with Staphylococcus albus, the patient did extremely well, gained two stone in weight, and has been at work for over a year. In the second, an early case, the disease was apparently arrested. The third was an old case, and was only under treatment a short time, when improved general health resulted. The last case was hopeless from the first, and died of lardaceous disease. Painter2...
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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236508483
  • 9781236508485