Lectures on tropical diseases by Patrick MansonLectures on tropical diseases by Patrick Manson

Lectures on tropical diseases

byPatrick Manson

Paperback | September 12, 2013

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...infection or from inheritance, whereas the exotic man and beast have not. There are several instances of a similar phenomenon in pathology. For example, the pyroplasma infection of cattle, known as Texas fever. As a clinical fact we know that the African does not react to trypanosoma infection in the same way as the European does, at all events he does not usually do so in the earlier stages of the infection. The febrile disturbance, so prominent a feature in the European, is often, if not generally, wanting in the African. An important contribution towards the solution of this and other problems in connection with trypanosomiasis has been made recently by two American observers--McNeal and Novy. They have taught us how to cultivate these protozoa outside the animal body. Among other things they have shown that, as with bacterial diagnosis, the diagnostic indications supplied by cultivation of suspected blood are far more reliable than those supplied by microscopic examination alone. They have shown that in the blood of certain species of birds subject to trypanosoma infection, individual birds may often, even after prolonged microscopical examination, appear to be free from trypanosome infection, but yet, when the blood of these same individual birds is suitably cultivated, they are found to be infected. It is also known that the blood of animals apparently microscopically free from trypanosomiasis, when injected into other and appropriate animals may give rise to microscopically recognisable trypanosomiasis, a fact often made use of in diagnosis in experimental pathology. I do not know, however, that the methods suggested by these observations have been used in the diagnosis of human trypanosomiasis. As already stated, Bruce has shown...
Title:Lectures on tropical diseasesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:September 12, 2013Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1230231641

ISBN - 13:9781230231648

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