A Practical Treatise on the Diseases of the Liver and Biliary Passages, Volume 486, Page 1842

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Ed. Barrington & Geo. D. Haswell, 1842 - Biliary tract - 339 pages
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Page 91 - An experimental inquiry, concerning the presence of alcohol in the ventricles of the brain, after poisoning by that liquid ; together with experiments illustrative of the physiological action of alcohol.
Page 156 - ... and speedy death. He explains this, by supposing that " the retention in the blood of matter destined to excretion is much more generally hurtful to the living body than the reabsorption into the blood of matters which have been excreted at their appropriate organs, but not thrown out of the body, in consequence of obstruction at their outlets.
Page 92 - In the dissection of those who have been intemperate dram.drinkers," says Dr Saunders, ' the diseased structure may be traced from the stomach along the course of the ductus communis, and I have frequently seen these ducts so contracted and thickened (in such persons), that they could not transmit bile...
Page 298 - ... if the finger be pushed abruptly against it. In some cases the part is so much softened, that it resembles a great clot of blood wrapped in a thin membrane : this varies in colour from black to brown or blue ; and in the extreme degree of softening, when we attempt to lift the tumid spleen, the fingers are thrust through the membrane, and the organ breaks down in the hands, becoming a putrid gore. This soft globular enlargement from vascular engorgement of the spleen, most commonly attends, or...
Page 207 - ... vomiting. When given so as to act only in these ways, it may be unquestionably held to be a useful, though not one of the most powerful remedies in inflammatory diseases. But when its action on the mouth has been excited in the course of acute internal inflammation, (which is the only fair way of judging of any specific agency of the mineral on the inflammatory process,) we have not only been very generally disappointed of seeing any improvement of the symptoms immediately follow that change,...
Page 138 - That it seldom happens that the obstruction of the chol«doch duct from disease is so complete as to prevent the passage of the bile altogether; and the circumstance of the evacuations being of a white colour may prove the deficiency, but does not prove the total absence of bile. 2dly, That in the very few authenticated cases, which have occurred, of total obliteration of the choledoch duct in the human subject, there has been, I believe, always extreme emaciation, showing that the function of nutrition...
Page 50 - Rep. i. 476), a pretty uniform and highly characteristic appearance. It is of a cream or pale yellow colour, figured irregularly with brownish or deep orange spots. It is usually, though not always, more or less enlarged, and sometimes very considerably so. When cut into, its interior is found to present an appearance somewhat corresponding to that of the exterior, excepting that the brown and pale yellow tissues are much more uniformly distributed throughout the entire substance of the orga» than...
Page 200 - in the liver diseases of this country, Mercury is often used in an indiscriminate manner, and with very undefined notions as to a certain specific influence, which it is supposed to exert over all the morbid conditions of this organ. If the liver is supposed to be in a state of torpor, Mercury is given to excite it, if in a state of acute inflammation, Mercury is given to moderate the inflammation and reduce its action.
Page 51 - ... of irregularity to its surface. When cut into, they are found to consist of a brownish or yellowish white solid matter. They are sometimes of a very small size, so as not to be larger than the heads of large pins; but most frequently they are as large as small hazel nuts, and many of them are sometimes larger. When the liver is thus tuberculated, it feels much harder to the touch than natural, and not uncommonly its lower edge is bent a little forward. Its size, however, is generally not larger...
Page 51 - ... liable to change. This is the common appearance of what is generally called a scirrhous liver: but it bears only a remote resemblance to scirrhus, as it shows itself in other parts of the body. I should therefore be disposed to consider it as a peculiar disease affecting this viscus.

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