THE CASE OF A GIRL WHO VOIDED FROM THE URETHRA A NUMBER OF ENTOZOOTIC WORMS, NOT HITHERTO DESCRIBED; WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE ANIMALS

T.B. Curling
1839 The Lancet  
tic marks between true and false corpora lutea. In the examination of the bodies of females these appearances were constantly observed ; in persons, too, of the most nnblemished character ; it therefore became very desirable to be able to form a correct diagnosis regarding the nature of these appearances. Dr. ROBERT LEE stated, that at the close of his paper he had described the characters of true and false corpora lutea. In some cases of the latter, or false, the appearance was produced by a
more » ... was produced by a thickening of the two coats of the Graafian vesicle. This was most frequently observed to be the case in the ovaria of persons advanced in life ; and sometimes several of these bodies were met with in the same ovarium. The yellow appearance was, here, neither around nor within the Graafian vesicle, but was produced by the morbid condition of its coats. In the greater number, however, of false corpora lutea, the yellow appearance was produced by btood, which had been poured out into the cavity of the Graafian vesicle, and having become partially absorbed, had assumed the peculiar yellow, or fawn colour, which blood, found within the cavities of obstructed veins, was observed to assume, a fact particularly remarked by Dr. Montgomery. Generally, too, false corpora lutea were either larger or smaller than the true ones resulting from impregnation ; they were also found deeper in the substance of the ovarium than were the latter. The most importHnt diagnostic mark, however, between the true and false corpora lutea, consieted in the fact, that in the true body the yellow substance was invariably situated around the two coats of the Graafian vesicle; whereas, in the false corpus it was situated trithiu the cavity of the vesicle.. The colour, also, of the true corpus luteum was a peculiar orange, quite unlike the yellowish-red brick-dnst colour, characteristic of the false body. If the relation which the true corpus luteum bore to the Graafian vesicle, given in the paper, and illustrated in the drawings and preparations, were the correct one, then we were in possession of a certain test, by which we might distinguish the real character of the bodies under discussion.
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