A practical treatise on Bright's diseases of the kidneys

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William Wood & Co., 1871 - Medical - 334 pages
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Page 324 - Silica, therefore, in its various forms, is a compound of silicon with oxygen. It consists of 48 per cent, of the former and 52 per cent, of the latter.
Page 18 - In the first stage, an exudation is poured out, and a destruction of the epithelium takes place. This exudation, affecting a large number of tubules, leads to enlargement of the organ, and also to fatty degeneration of the epithelium ; its absorption or removal, leads to ultimate atrophy.
Page 320 - Rosenstein again found pleurisy in 16 per cent., peritonitis in 8 per cent., and pericarditis in 7 per cent. of his cases of diffuse nephritis ; and he states generally that with the waxy degeneration the same affections occur, but less frequently. ,Thus, a remarkable discrepancy exists between the...
Page 310 - ... secondary affections of most frequent occurrence : — Dropsy, diarrhoea, pleurisy, peritonitis, pneumonia, catarrh, dyspepsia and chronic vomiting, coma with other affections of the head, chronic rheumatism, chronic diseases of the heart, and organic diseases of the...
Page 240 - CLINICAL LECTURES ON PARALYSIS, DISEASES OF THE BRAIN, and other AFFECTIONS of the NERVOUS SYSTEM. Second Edition. Foolscap 8vo. cloth, 6s. II. CLINICAL LECTURES ON CERTAIN DISEASES OF THE URINARY ORGANS, AND ON DROPSIES.
Page 180 - This consists of an hypertrophy of the connective tissue of the organ, and a consequent atrophy of all the other structures. It has been termed also "gouty kidney," " intertubular or interstitial nephritis,
Page 88 - It has also been claimed that some forms of uraemia may be associated with structural changes in the brain similar to those which occur in the retina in cases of neuro-retinitis. The experiments and facts upon which these theories are based, lead me to the following conclusions : First.
Page 11 - We shall now consider successively — 1. The inflammatory form, of which there are three stages — a That of inflammation. b „ fatty transformation. c ,, atrophy. 2. The waxy or amyloid form, of which also there are three stages — That of degeneration of vessels. b „ secondary changes in the tubes. c „ atrophy. 3. The cirrhotic, contracting, or gouty form.
Page 141 - ... strumous. There was no positive evidence of syphilis, but she had a cachectic appearance, and complained much of pain in her bones. Autopsy. — The body was somewhat emaciated ; the heart and lungs were natural. The bronchi contained much muco-purulent fluid. The liver was large, weighed 4 Ib. 6 oz., was bound to the diaphragm by numerous old adhesions; it was fatty and waxy throughout ; both the cells and vessels were waxy. The spleen weighed 1 Ib. 1 oz. ; was extremely waxy. Both kidneys were...
Page 141 - May 30th, 1864. She stated that she had enjoyed good health until within four weeks of her admission, but for some months before she had observed that she passed a larger quantity of urine than natural. She was obliged to get up several times during the night to micturate. She had a little dropsy, but it disappeared on the occurrence of diarrhoea, a few weeks before admission. Her urine was pale, of sp. gr. 1010, contained much albumen, always exceeded 60 oz. daily, although she was affected at the...

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