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Next in declining order of healing effectiveness is what I ca...
Skin Care Of
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The delusion that health can be restored by swallowing drugs i...
If you would cure thoroughly, you must first make sure that th...
For traumatic trismus, use the B D current, of vigorous force...
Limb Saving A
The proper growth of the body in any part depends on the power...
Skin eruptions, known under this name, have very various cause...
Condition Of The Throat And Other Internal Organs
The condition of the _throat_ requires the most constant atte...
Acute Dilatation Of The Stomach
This condition is not well understood, nor is its frequence k...
Toxic Disturbances And Heart Rate
Under this head it is not proposed to consider disturbances...
This serious trouble in slighter forms affects one side of the...
Rules For Insertion Of The Catheter For Insufflation Anesthesia
1. The patient should be fully under the anesthetic by the ...
Breathing In Going Uphill
See Breath, and Nerve. British Cholera is to a certain ext...
TO most people self-control means the control of appe...
The Surgical Dissection Of The Bend Of The Elbow And The Forearm Showing The Relative Position Of The Arteries Veins And Nerves
The farther the surgical region happens to be removed from th...
A Typical Diseased Colon
The average person also has a prolapsed (sagging) transverse ...
The Surgical Dissection Of The Sterno-clavicular Or Tracheal Region And The Relative Position Of Its Main Bloodvessels Nerves &c
The law of symmetry governs the development of all structures...
Alkalis (eg Ammonia Soda Or Potash)
Give dilute vinegar, followed by white of egg. ...
Children's Healthy Growth
Often either the whole system or some part fails to grow prope...
Convulsions Of Children - Fits
These generally occur, either from the irritation of worms, o...
Malignant Endocarditis Ulcerative Endocarditis
Source: Disturbances Of The Heart
Since we have learned that bacteria are probably at the bottom of
almost any endocarditis, the terms suggested under the
classification of endocarditis as "mild" and "malignant" really
represent a better understanding of this disease. They are not
separate entities, and a mild endocarditis may become an ulcerative
endocarditis with malignant symptoms. On the other hand, malignant
endocarditis may apparently develop de novo. Still, if the cause is
carefully sought there will generally be found a source of
infection, a septic process somewhere, possibly a gonorrhea, a
septic tonsil or even a pyorrhea alveolaris. Septic uterine
disturbances have long been known to be a source of this disease.
Meningitis, pneumonia, diphtheria, typhoid fever and rarely
rheumatism may all cause this severe form of endocarditis.
Ulcerative endocarditis was first described by Kirkes in 1851, was
later shown to be a distinctive type of endocarditis by Charcot and
Virchow, and finally was thoroughly described by Osler in 1885.
Ulcerative endocarditis was for a long time believed to be
inevitably fatal; it is now known that a small proportion of
patients with this disease recover. Children occasionally suffer
from it, but it is generally a disease of middle adult life. Chorea
may bear an apparent causal relation to it in rare instances.
Ulcerative endocarditis may develop on a mild endocarditis, with
disintegration of tissue and deep points of erosion, and there may
be little pockets of pus or little abscesses in the muscle tissue.
If such a process advances far, of course the prognosis is
absolutely dire. If the ulcerations, though formed, soon begin to
heal, especially in rheumatism, the prognosis may be good, as far as
the immediate future is concerned. If the process becomes septic, or
if there is a serious septic reason for the endocarditis, the
outlook is hopeless. This form of endocarditis is generally
accompanied by a bacteremia, and the causative germs may be
recovered from the blood. One of the most frequent is the
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