Proceedings of the Obstetrical Society of Boston

1875 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
in experimenting upon dogs, found that upon killing them by repeated injections of sufficient chloral to keep them in a continuous state of anaesthesia, the urine contained dissolved haemoglobin. After death, eechymotic spots were found upon the intestinal mucous membrane, and congestion of the kidneys. The blood was profoundly filtered, the globules deformed, without elasticity, the plasma was tinged red, and the globules had notably lost their capacity to absorb oxygen. The expired air
more » ... expired air yielded chloral and not chloroform. M. Tanret8 finds that if to a mixed solution of hydrate of chloral and permanganate of potassa an alkaline solution, such as caustic potassa, or even borax, be added, oxide of carbon is disengaged. He thinks it probable that this decomposition takes place in the blood, breast suppurated, the left, breast threatened to, but did not. In the third case there was suppuration of a large, hard, painful mass in the left breast.
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