Pulmonary Consumption: Its Nature, Varieties, and Treatment; With an Analysis of One Thousand Cases to Exemplify Its Duration (Classic Reprint)

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As some years have elapsed since this book was an nounced for publication, some apology might be expected for the delay in its appearance. But although I could plead personal excuses for this delay, I hope that our readers will find the most satisfactory apology in the clearer light which we have been enabled to throw on our subjects, derived from some of the most recent dis coveries in histology. I have long been led to the gene ral inference, that Consumptive Diseases arise from a defect in the living plasma, or formative material, from which textures are produced and nourished; but it is only within the last few years that the nature and pro perties of this plasma or germinal matter have been made known through the researches of Lionel Beale, Reckling hausen, Stricker, Cohnheim, Max Schultze, and others; and it is not until now that we have been able to carry our inferences, connecting this matter with consumptive disease, into any precision of detail. The whole subject still teems with matters for further research; and many of the conclusions, to which we have been led by analogy and reason, will have to be brought to the additional test of direct observation and experiment.

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