Enlarged Tonsils Cured by Medicines

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Boericke & Tafel, 1908 - Tonsils - 100 pages
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Page 89 - Phthisie) by Dr Pidoux, which was accorded by the Faculty of Medicine the prize of 10,000 fr. founded by Dr Lacaye, and in which facts were adduced to show that in phthisical patients the excision of the tonsils materially increased the predisposition to the disease. Says Pidoux : — " I act in regard to the follicular angina of phthisis as with hypertrophied tonsils, which I never excise, no more than I do the uvula in phthisics or in those who appear to me threatened with becoming such ; as also...
Page 83 - On dissection the lymphatic glands are found to consist of a capsule, and an internal portion composed of pouches communicating with each other, and richly supplied with bloodvessels and nerves. The pouches contain "a molecular fluid in which numerous nuclei and a few cells may be found in all stages of development" — (Bennett). There are lymphatic vessels leading into the glands and others leading away from the glands. The lymphatic vessels are provided with valves which only permit the fluid...

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