Massachusetts General Hospital

1878 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
the chair of pathological anatomy in Leipzig, and it is rumored that the faculty mean to offer it to Von Reckliughausen, who probably will decline it. Volkmann, of Halle, has declined a call to Würzburg. -Very readable medical letters from the seat of war (Turko-Russian) in La France médicale, beginning November 28, 1877. -Mettenheimer reports a case of echinococcus of the heart. Symptoms were those of left-sided pneumonia complicated by convulsions, epileptic in character, during one of which
more » ... uring one of which the patient died. Necropsy. Lungs very hypersemic ; heart fatty along the course of coronary arteries ; brain anaemic, cortex very dark gray. In the muscular substance of left heart three echinococci cysts ; a fourth in the right ventricle. None elsewhere. Whether the epileptic attacks and the presence of the animal in the heart stood in causatory relation with the death is left an open question. -Allg. med. Zeitung, November 6, 1877. -We have received a circular from the city Board of Health from which we make the following extracts : Whereas, diphtheria is a disease contagious and dangerous to the public health, and whereas it now exists in the city
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