A Popular Treatise On The Causes And Prevention Of Diseases; V. 1 Diseases Of The Throat And Lungs

Paperback | January 17, 2012

bySamuel Fenwick

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1857. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... happy result may take place in consumption if the disease in the Wood which gave rise to it can be removed. All anatomists of much experience have met with cases in which the lungs contained tubercles, although no symptom indicated their presence during life. The number of instances in which this takes place is greater than is generally imagined. Thus, Dr. Williams found traces of tubercular disease in the lungs of half of the bodies he dissected who were above forty years of age; Dr. Bennet discovered a similar condition in twenty-eight, out of seventy-three; whilst at an hospital for aged persons, in Paris, out of one hundred who were examined after death, fifty-one had traces of tubercular disease of the lung, and in five of these there were marks of cavities which had healed. It is evident, therefore, that not only is the deposition of tubercle in the lungs a very common complaint, but that, also, the recovery of such cases is not unfrequent; and this is quite in accordance with what we observe in other parts of the body, as for instance in tubercular disease of the glands. The explanation of the cases of cure is in all probability that the disease in the blood had been so slight as to disappear after the formation of the tubercle, and that, therefore, unhealthy inflammation was not excited around it. It is interesting to remark the changes which the tubercular matter undergoes in the progress of cure. In one form of recovery, the softer parts of the tubercle are taken up into the system, and the remainder is converted into a tough, leathery substance. In other instances, the tubercle appears to dry up until nothing is left but a piece of stone, composed chiefly of salts of soda and potash; at the same time changes take place in those parts of the lung...

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1857. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... happy result may take place in consumption if the disease in the Wood which gave rise to it can be removed. All anatomists of m...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217162118

ISBN - 13:9780217162111

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