Transactions of the Pathological Society of London, Volume 29

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 374 pages
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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.1878 Excerpt: ... circumstances as to time, &c., but free from the suspicion of any leukaemic disease, I find in his blood a decided excess of white corpuscles. Netley, April 4th, 1878. Short abstract of the ease of Private D. M--, who died on the 3rd May, 1873, aged 26. Vide No. 75, volume xii, 'Netley Pathological Reports.'--The patient, having served for eight years in the army, was invalided from India, where he had had ague. Whilst in Netley Hospital he suffered from dysenteric diarrhoea. He died very suddenly after eating his dinner. There was no history of hereditary disease or syphilis. Autopsy.--Opaque patches, size of peas, universally dispersed in the calvarium, apparently of the same nature as the growths elsewhere. Dense thickening of tissues over lumbar vertebrae in connection with enlarged lumbar glands. Considerable effusions distend pleural cavities. Enlargement and induration of mediastinal glands; "enormous numbers " of them. Size, that of a small marble. A large mass of glands embrace the root of the right lung, which centrally presents an aggregation of growths from the size of a pin's head to that of a walnut. Such growths cause pleural projections also. Apex free from such. Similar nodules in left lung. Over the internal surface of the pericardium are widely dispersed growths; small, firm and translucent. In the pericardium externally there are similar formations. Lumleian glands enlarged, forming two elongated masses. Mesenteric, iliac, and pelvic glands enlarged. Abdominal main blood channels compressed and constricted by these glandular growths. Surface erosion of mucous membrane of ascending colon. Liver enlarged; sections present small nodules from the size of a pin's head to that of a pea. Spleen enlarged; its substance permeated by very numerous...

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