Disease germs

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J. & A. Churchill, 1872 - 472 pages
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Page 471 - HOW TO WORK WITH THE MICROSCOPE. Fourth Edition, containing 400 Illustrations, many of them colored. Octavo. Price This work is a complete manual of microscopical manipulation, and contains a full description of many new processes of investigation, with directions for examining objects under the highest powers, and for taking photographs of microscopic objects.
Page 27 - The floating matter no longer appeared, having been burnt up by the flame. It was therefore of organic origin. I was by no means prepared for this result; for I had thought that the dust of our air was, in great part, inorganic and non-combustible.
Page 472 - ARCHIVES OF MEDICINE: A Record of Practical Observations and Anatomical and Chemical Researches, connected with the Investigation and Treatment of Disease.
Page 269 - Some meat was hung up in the air till the odour of putrefaction was strong. It was then divided into two pieces. One was soaked for half an hour in chloride of lime solution, and was then washed and hung up again; the offensive smell had entirely gone. The other piece of meat was soaked in a solution of carbolic acid, containing one per cent, of the acid ; it was then dried and hung up. The surface of the meat was whitened, but its offensive odour was not removed, though it was masked by the carbolic...
Page 12 - The name I propose to give to the living or germinal selfincreasing matter of living beings, and to restrict to this, is Bioplasm. Now that the word Biology has come into common use, it seems desirable to employ the same root in designating the matter which it is the main purpose of biology to investigate.
Page 146 - Chauveau showed that the active particles subsided after forty-eight hours, and that no effects were produced by inoculating the albuminous supernatant fluid, while the full effects were produced by vaccinating with the deposit. As would be supposed from the excessive minuteness of these bodies, they are not to be separated by ordinary filtration, but if the fluid containing them also contains a trace of coagulable fibrin diffused through it, this by contraction after coagulation would filter off...
Page 69 - active bacteria introduced amongst the living matter of healthy tissues will die, although the most minute germs present which escape death may remain imbedded in the tissue in a perfectly quiescent state.
Page 282 - Then add the wax gradually, till the liquid again thickens. Remove from the fire, and add the acid, stirring briskly till thoroughly mixed. Cover up close and set aside, to allow all the residual litharge to settle ; then pour off the fluid, and spread upon calico to the proper thickness. The plaster made in this way can be spread by machine, and kept rolled in stock ; and, if in a well-fitting tin canister, will retain its virtues for any length of time.
Page 122 - When the germinal matter of the epithelial cells of certain mucous membranes, or that of other tissues of the body, or the germinal matter of the white blood-corpuscles, lives faster than in health, in consequence of being supplied with an undue proportion of nutrient material, it grows and multiplies to an enormous extent ; so that one mass may perhaps be the parent of five hundred, in the time which, in a perfectly healthy state, would be occupied in the production of two or three cells; And in...
Page 142 - ... unfortunately happen from a dissection-wound in the course of making a post-mortem examination, terrible inflammation may be excited in the person inoculated. The most tiny morsel of this virulent, rapidly-multiplying morbid bioplasm, may give rise to a dreadful form of "blood-poisoning," which may end fatally and in a very short time.

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