Recent Literature Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene: A Manual for the use of Colleges, Schools, and General Readers . By Jerome Walker, M.D., etc. etc. With original and carefully selected illustrations. New York: A. Lovell & Co. 1884

1885 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
larynx and showing the membrane in situ. He also showed sections taken from a larynx in which a diagnosis of membranous croup had been made by a well-known authority on children's diseases, lie could not discern any essential difference in minute structure between the two membranes, and in this view he believed he was sustained by the general opinion of pathologist» in New York. He also called attention to the old-time definition that a croupous deposit is one which reposes upon the surface,
more » ... le the diphtheritic deposit is one which also infiltrates the mucous tissue of the part so as to be separated with difficulty. As a point of fact, he held that every diphtheritic membrane would at times be found tightly attached at some places and loosely at others. In Dr. Carpenter's specimen the membrane was tightly attached upon the epiglottis and larynx, but below it could be easily removed. The speaker considered that this loosening had been largely due to the action of the muciparous glands, as had been pointed out by Dr. Jacobi, the glands being absent where it still adhered. Specimens were exhibited showing how this separation was accomplished. He did not consider that the mucous membrane was materially altered where the exudation occurred. He had seen the ciliated epithelium immediately underlying the membranous deposit.
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