On Some Points In The Pathology And Treatment Of Typhoid Fever by William CayleyOn Some Points In The Pathology And Treatment Of Typhoid Fever by William Cayley

On Some Points In The Pathology And Treatment Of Typhoid Fever

byWilliam Cayley

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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. 1880. Excerpt: ... LECTUEE II. Pathology. When we proceed to consider the clinical and pathological phenomena of typhoid fever, and to compare them with those of allied diseases, it is evident that we may divide them into two classes:--Firstly. Those which are peculiar to this form of fever; Secondly. Those which are common to it with many other febrile diseases;--the former being the characteristics of the species, the latter those of the genus. To the former class belong the etiology and mode of dissemination, the period of incubation, the intestinal lesions, the roseola, and the' type and duration of the fever; to the latter, the high temperature, the febrile consumption and wasting, the albuminous infiltration and softening of many organs and tissues, and various disturbances of the principal functions of the body. I propose first of all to consider the pathology of some of these secondary phenomena, which are indeed of primary importance in the treatment, for our control over the former is so restricted that when once the system has become infected with the typhoid poison it is out of our power to prevent it from producing the typical lesions. If we examine carefully the organs of a fatal case of typhoid fever, or any of the infective fevers, or even of other febrile diseases which are not due to an infective process--though here the changes are less constant and less marked--we shall find some or all of the following morbid conditions:--Firstly. A granular or albuminous infiltration of the cells of most of the glandular organs, especially the liver, the kidneys, the salivary glands, the pancreas, the gastric glands; and also a similar change in the striped muscular fibres, both of the heart and voluntary muscles. The change consists in the appearance in the protoplasm...
Title:On Some Points In The Pathology And Treatment Of Typhoid FeverFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217026214

ISBN - 13:9780217026215