Degenerations of the Placenta as a Cause of the Death of the Child (Classic Reprint)
Title: Degenerations of the Placenta as a Cause of the Death of the Child (Classic Reprint)
Author: Charles Augustus Leale
Degenerations of the Placenta as a Cause of the Death of the Child Classic Reprint Excerpt from Degenerations of the Placenta as a Cause of the Death of the ChildThe cheesy degeneration or fatty granular metamorphosis of Virchow as in one from a patient expiring in the last stage
Excerpt from Degenerations of the Placenta as a Cause of the Death of the ChildThe cheesy degeneration, or fatty granular metamorphosis of Virchow, as in one from a patient expiring in the last stage of phthisis pulmonalis The atrophic fatty degeneration also found in a placenta from a mother having pulmonary phthisis The waxy or lardaceous, from a very gross scrofulousExcerpt from Degenerations of the Placenta as a Cause of the Death of the ChildThe cheesy degeneration, or fatty granular metamorphosis of Virchow, as in one from a patient expiring in the last stage of phthisis pulmonalis The atrophic fatty degeneration also found in a placenta from a mother having pulmonary phthisis The waxy or lardaceous, from a very gross scrofulous mother In which no free fatty infiltration could be found.Paget states that in most instances the fatty degeneration affects, first and chie y, the contents of cells or tubules, or the proper substance of the membrane And when it thus happens, the nuclei almost always waste, and either shrivel or disappear after gradually fading in their outlines This may be com mouly seen in the fattv degeneration of the renal and hepatic cells, and of the muscular fibres The whole history of fatty degenerations concurs to prove that they are the result of de feet, not of disease of the nutritive process and that they may therefore be classed with the atrophy which we recognize in merely diminished quality of formation Therefore we can easily imagine why a woman, who has either conceived with a diseased sperm, or is herself the subject of syphilis, phthisis pulmonalis, scrofula, etc from simply that defect of nutrition and malassimilation, can have a degeneration of a fatty charac ter start in a placenta, and thereby be the direct means of preventing her from giving birth to living children at the full term of gestation.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at forgottenbooksThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.