Lectures on the Theory and Practice of Surgery by John AbernethyLectures on the Theory and Practice of Surgery by John Abernethy

Lectures on the Theory and Practice of Surgery

byJohn Abernethy

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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.1830 Excerpt: ... CHAP. XXII. Diseases induced by Substances having poisonous Qualities. § 1. Many of the substances which produce noxious effects on those to whom they are applied are of animal origin. Some of them by their local stimulation, which is not of a painful nature, gradually induce peculiar inflammation and ulceration, whilst others affect the system without occasioning previous local disease. Sometimes the local and constitutional effects succeed immediately to the application of the poison, but in other instances a considerable time elapses before these appear. § 2. The modifications of animal matter, which are productive of disease in the case of one living creature, have no such influence upon another; and those which act as poisons and occasion disease at one time, do not act in the same way at another. Persons who resist and remain unaffected by the acrid poison of smallpox during a certain period, are, nevertheless, readily infected at some future time. § 3. Puriform secretions inductive of diseases which are often of very dissimilar characters, do not differ in appearance from each other, nor from healthy pus. In general, however, the odour of infectious matter is peculiar, and the poisonous quality in all probability belongs to some subtile combination mixed with the general mass. Dr. Rollo and Mr. Cruikshanks, of the Royal Artillery, having some soldiers to inoculate with small-pox at Woolwich, performed the following experiment:--Having equal portions of variolous matter in two watch-glasses, they exposed one to the vapours of chlorine. Six soldiers were inoculated from each portion of the poison; and whilst the whole of those who were inoculated from that portion which had not been exposed to the action of the gas received the infection...
Title:Lectures on the Theory and Practice of SurgeryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217861881

ISBN - 13:9780217861885