ON THE TREATMENT OF CANCER BY CONGELATION

J ARNOTT
1854 The Lancet  
414 died on the sixth day. The urethra was the seat of a slight excoriation near the fossa, navicularis, but otherwise healthy, so far as respects inflammation, as were also the bladder, kidneys, and other viscera. On examining the prostate, however, its venous plexus, and especially the veins which surround the vesiculte seminales, were in an evident state of inflammation. Here, then, is a case where a superficial examination would have led to nothing beyond the mysterious coincidence of fatal
more » ... oincidence of fatal articular disease with catheterism, but where an examination of the prostatic veins at once connected the effect with its cause, and furnished a simple explanation of the disease by which the patient was cut off, and of the purulent inflammation affecting the knee-joint. Gentlemen, diseases of the hip are of such great importance that I shall conclude the present lecture with some remarks devoted specially to the mode of examining the hip-joint when diseased.
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