The Diseases Of The Respiratory Organs, Acute And Chronic; Arranged In Two Parts

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byWilliam Francis Waugh

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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. 1901. Excerpt: ... Gray Hepatization--As the exudate becomes fatty the color pales, the tissue softens, the exudate liquefies, and numerous leucocytes invade the aircells. Eesolution sets in and the exudate is largely removed by the lymphatics. But the attack may not terminate so favorably. Suppuration may occur, pus cells infiltrating the tissues and aircells, possibly ending in abscess from streptococcal conquest of the enfeebled tissues. The abscess may discharge or caseate. (See Pulmonary Abscess.) Gangrene is a rare ending. Induration sometimes ensues, the alveoli filled with new connective tissue. The heart-muscle is pale, the blood highly coagulable; pericarditis, endocarditis, desquamative and interstitial nephritis, and rarely meningitis, may complicate. The spleen is congested, the stomach and bowels catarrhal. Etiology.--The pneumococcus of Fraenkel is lance-shaped, occurs in pairs, is often found in the nose and mouth of healthy persons and especially in those who have had pneumonia. It may be demonstrated in the sputa by treating a cover-slip preparation with glacial acetic acid, washing off the acid, and adding anilin oil and gentian violet, poured off and renewed several times. Other organisms are found in the sputa, such as Friedlsender's and Eberth's bacilli, influenza bacilli, Btreptococci, etc., and it is probable that they also cause the disease we term pneumonia, alone or with the pneumococcus. Infection occurs by inhalation of the causal micro-organisms, the pneumococcus perhaps opening the way for the others. Predisposing causes are, 1, endemic influence, certain buildings becoming infected; 2, epidemic influence, possibly direct contagion; 3, season, the cold and wet of winter; 4, exposure to cold, lowering the vitality of the tissues to a point when...

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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. 1901. Excerpt: ... Gray Hepatization--As the exudate becomes fatty the color pales, the tissue softens, the exudate liquefies, and numerous leuco...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217279864

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