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Treatise on Diseases of the Bones Edward Stanley

Treatise on Diseases of the Bones

Edward Stanley

Published September 12th 2013
ISBN : 9781230255118
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134 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ... first diseased- and asMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ... first diseased- and as this had so long been a source of suffering, Mr. Abernethy yielded to the solicitations of the man for its removal. On examining the limb, I found the periosteum over nearly the whole of the tibia thickened, but it was soft and loosely adherent to the bone- the surface of the bone was rough and irregularly excavated, and its medullary texture, in great part, obliterated by osseous deposit. Shortly after the healing of the stump, fresh attacks of inflammation occurred in the periosteum of the right tibia, also in that of the ulna, followed by small exfoliations from each bone- and, on the occasion of my last seeing this man, many months after the removal of his limb, he was still suffering attacks of inflammation of the periosteum upon one or other bone. MALIGNANT DISEASE OF PERIOSTEUM. I have now to describe a malignant disease of periosteum, the consequence of long-continued or repeated attacks of inflammation, altering its structure and giving rise to the growth of a fungous excrescence from it. I have seen this disease only in the front of the leg, probably because this is most exposed to injury- and here, from the thinness of the soft coverings, inflammation, more readily than elsewhere, extends to the periosteum and bone. Accordingly, this disease is usually traced to local injury, followed by repeated inflammatory attacks in the skin and subjacent structures, occasioning ulceration of them, including the periosteum, and, in some instances, the bone, with exfoliations from its surface. At length, a fungous excrescence arises from the diseased parts, which, in some instances is soft and flocculent on its surface, with a firm, greyish, gelatinous base, whilst, in others, it consists of a firm, gelatinous...