OSSIFICATION OF THE CHOROID LEADS TO THE IDENTIFICATION OF THE BODY IN AN INSURANCE CASE

ROBERT L. RANDOLPH
1900 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)  
In other parts of the specimen, and at many points merging into the altered tissues, as just described, there are changes which are characteristic of bacteria and other disease-producing causes which vdo not cause the leucocytes to be attracted to the part, but which, notwithstanding, produce a low degree of inflammatory change. These alterations are most numerous in the perivascular lymph spaces, where there are enormous collections of lymphoid cells. These lymphoid cells do not remain
more » ... not remain confined to the lymph spaces, but may be seen to permeate the surrounding tissues. In these regions the cells show an increased protoplasm which is faintly basophilic-the daughter plasma cells of Unna-and still farther outward perfectly characteristic plasma cells are seen in considerable numbers. Mixed with them are a considerable number of mast cells. The connective-tissue cells in the vicinity are often swollen and many present the peculiarities of fibroblasts. The walls of the bloodvessels, which lie generally eccentrically placed in these masses, appear but little altered. Some of the fibrils occurring in these walls seems to have undergone a slight degree of hyaline change, and the number of nuclei in the muscle walls appear to be in-
doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24620450006001b fatcat:vzmziojxxraszglrw77buqu4kq