The Spleen and Some of Its Diseases - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483166766, 9781483194240

The Spleen and Some of Its Diseases

1st Edition

Being the Bradshaw Lecture of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 1920

Authors: Berkeley Moynihan
eBook ISBN: 9781483194240
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1921
Page Count: 144
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The Spleen and Some of its Diseases provides information pertinent to the fundamental aspects of the spleen. This book discusses the role that spleen plays in the etiology of diseases whose most obvious symptoms are evoked by associated or consecutive affections of other organs. Organized into 14 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the anatomy of the spleen, which is entirely covered with peritoneum and is situated behind the fundus of the stomach. This text then describes the first recorded case of splenectomy. Other chapters consider the effect of splenectomy in man and animals upon the general health, upon the blood, and upon the various tissues. This book discusses as well the biochemical investigations upon the spleen and upon the metabolic activities of the body. The final chapter deals with the determination of the functional capacity of all the various organs. This book is a valuable resource for surgeons and physicians.

Table of Contents

I.-Anatomy of the Spleen Relations Peritoneal Attachments Blood-Supply Surface Markings Significance of Anatomical Features Occasional Absence II.-The Surgery of the Spleen History Association of Spleen with Laughter, and with Speed in Running Early Records of Splenectomy Experimental Observations Cases of Absent Spleen Splenectomy in Modern Times III.-On the Functions of the Spleen Brief Consideration of the Minute Anatomy and Physiology of the Spleen and Liver Lines of Inquiry and Research Results of Splenectomy in Animals Questions Suggested Thereby Connections of the Spleen with Other Organs The Spleen as a Member of the Hemopoietic System Reticulo-endothelial System Digestive System Sympathico-endocrine System IV.-The Pathology of Splenic Diseases Pathological Changes Grouped according to Affinities between Causal Agents and Parts of Spleen-Liver System Affected—Varieties of Toxins Entering or Leaving Spleen, and Their Actions V.-The Clinical and Associated Phenomena in Splenic Disease Anemia Jaundice Petechial Hemorrhages Muscular Weakness Pyrexia Splenomegaly Leucocytosis Spleen and Hncmorrhagic Diathesis Urobilin in the Urine VI.-Pernicious Anemia (Addison's Anemia, Idiopathic Anemia) History 'Primary' and 'Secondary' Misleading as Applied to Anemia The Blood in Anemia Pathology of Pernicious Anemia Source of Toxin Important Signs and Symptoms Treatment by Splenectomy VII.-Leukemia History Development of Science of Hematology Pathology Symptoms Acute Leukemia Chronic Leukemia Treatment VIII.-Hodgkin's Disease History Pathology Disorders of the Reticulo-endothelial System Symptoms Treatment IX.-Splenic Anemia (Banti's Disease) History Clinical


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