A Treatise On Diphtheria; Its Nature, Pathology And Homoeopathic Treatment

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byWilliam Tod Helmuth

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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. 1864. Excerpt: ... growth was detected, when there was no diphtheritic disease, properly so called; and Greenhow remarks, "Low forms of cryptogamic plants are occasionally found on the exudation, which gave rise to the belief that the disease is of parasitic origin. This opinion is disproved by the facts, that on the one hand, the supposed parasite is not invariably present in Diphtheria, and on the other, that it is frequently found on unhealthy mucous surfaces, which are not of a diphtheritic nature." There have been other ideas suggested by postmortem examinations as to the pathology of Diphtheria; some have supposed its main centre to be in the kidneys, and that from these organs the origin of the disorder may be traced. Dr. Grull suggests, the spinal cord as the original seat of the disease, and adduces, from this, an explanation of the paralytic symptoms which are noticed at a late stage of the disease, or as sequelae of the affection. CHAPTER VII.--TREATMENT. Some members of our school have been very successful in the treatment of Diphtheria, managing hundreds of cases without a single death, while others have not been as fortunate. I belong to the latter class, and have had under my care some cases that proceeded from bad to worse without a single favorable symptom, rushing onward unchecked by every means that were used to arrest the progress of the disorder, and terminating fatally in from three to seven or fourteen days. Before proceeding to state the internal medicines for Diphtheria, it may not be amiss to say a word in reference to topical applications; and to offer a few remarks upon the methods of examining the fauces. Section I. Examination of the Mouth, &c. In adults, it is not generally a difficult matter to obtain a view of the inside of the buccal cavity...

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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. 1864. Excerpt: ... growth was detected, when there was no diphtheritic disease, properly so called; and Greenhow remarks, "Low forms of cryptogam...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217313299

ISBN - 13:9780217313292

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