A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis by Means of Laboratory Methods: For Students, Hospital Physicians and Practitioners

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Lea & Febiger, 1907 - Diagnosis - 682 pages
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Page 330 - They vary in size from that of a millet-seed to that of a pea, and are observed especially in the second and third stages of phthisis.
Page 257 - The individual scybala usually vary in size from that of a hazelnut to that of a walnut, and are frequently provided with one or two indentations which represent impressions of the tenia of the colon.
Page 469 - To test for serum-globulin the urine is rendered alkaline by the addition of ammonium hydrate, any phosphates that may thus be thrown down being filtered off on standing. The urine is then treated with an equal volume of a saturated solution of ammonium sulphate, when the occurrence of a precipitate will indicate the presence of globulins.
Page 99 - Gushing there was a persisting hyperleukocytosis, associated with abdominal pain and tenderness, at one time reaching 15,200. Upon the development of general peritonitis the count showed only 4300. Cabot remarks, "Steadily increasing leukocytosis is always a bad sign, and should never be disregarded, even when other bad symptoms are absent," to which Gushing adds, "A decreasing leukocytosis may be a much worse sign
Page 277 - It is possessed with moderate motility, but flagella have not yet been demonstrated; neither has spore formation been observed. The organism decolorizes by Gram's stain. Upon gelatin plates at room temperature there appear, after a few days, small round dots, which magnified under low power are slightly yellow and finely granular. After a few days they increase in size; the middle portion 01 the colonies then appears, under a low power, darker, while the outer zone appears brighter and more seedlike.
Page 277 - After twenty-four hours in the incubator single colonies upon slanted agar appear moist, bluish, and partially translucent. After two days they present a combination of a middle dark and a peripheral bright, sharply defined zone. The growth on glycerin agar is slightly more abundant than on ordinary agar. The organism grows on blood serum without liquefying it. In the stab cultures...
Page 482 - It may not be out of place in this connection to say that death is ready to meet the Czar wherever he goes.
Page 540 - To one part was added a fewdrops of ethyl butyrate. The second part, used as a control, was boiled in order to destroy the ferment, if present, and ethyl butyrate was added. Both specimens were kept at 37 C., and at the end of twenty-four hours the unboiled specimen had acquired a wellmarked acid reaction, while the control specimen was unchanged.

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