General Medicine, Volume 2; Volume 6

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Year Book Publishers., 1905
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Page 14 - Infected water was not an important factor in the spread of typhoid fever in the national encampments in 1898.
Page 3 - VI. General Medicine, edited by FRANK BILLINGS, MS, MD, head of the Medical Department and Dean of the Faculty of the Rush Medical College, Chicago, and JH SALISBURY, AM, MD, Professor of Medicine, Chicago Clinical School.
Page 41 - The intestinal bacteria, like the colon and typhoid, are completely destroyed by placing clean copper foil in the water containing them. 2. The effects of colloidal copper and copper sulphate in the purification of drinking water are in a quantitative sense much like those of filtration, only the organisms are completely destroyed. 3. Pending the introduction of the copper treatment of water on a large scale the householder may avail himself of a method for the purification of drinking water, by...
Page 10 - It is theoretically possible that specially resistant cells may occur, which are able to withstand for a longer period the hostile influences, evidently present in water. Our experiments, however, show that, if such resistant individuals exist, they must be very few in number, and constitute only a small fraction of the bacilli originally entering the water.
Page 14 - It is more than likely that men transported infected material on their persons or in their clothing, and thus disseminated the disease.
Page 70 - Dreyer's experiments, light, even after having passed through a layer of animal tissue, can exercise its mierobicidal effect upon the sensitive-made organs. The depth at which it may be possible to obtain an effect will, of course, among other things, depend upon the intensity of the light.
Page 14 - ... 13. Typhoid fever is more likely to become epidemic in camps than in civil life because of the greater difficulty of disposing of the excretions from the human body.
Page 174 - Very often strapping of the stomach alone, without any other treatment, will restore the secretory and motor functions to a normal state.
Page 41 - From the experiments thus far conducted, as well as the results obtained by other writers, the following conclusions may be drawn : " 1. Certain intestinal bacteria like colon and typhoid are completely destroyed by placing clean copper foil in water containing them, or by adding the organisms to water previously in contact with copper foil. " 2. The toxicity of water in which either copper coins or copper foil has been added is probably due to a solution of some salt of copper, as first suggested...
Page 98 - Kayrer, in the cases in which pulpy stools without blood or mucus are passed ; (b) where fluid f;ecal matter is from time to time passed throughout the illness, the prognosis is unfavourable, inasmuch as these characters of the stools show the disease to be extensive, and affecting chiefly the upper part of the large as well as in some cases part of the small intestine ; (c...

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