YELLOW FEVER AT GIBRALTAR

1829 The Lancet  
Shortly after the operation, inflammatory I symptoms, and, on the following day, a considerable cedematous swelling of the scrotum ensued; but, after copious venesection, and under the application of hot fomentations, these symptoms subsided ; and, on the fifth day, the wound presented a healthy suppurating surface. On the evening of the same day, however, an abscess formed on the left side of the scrotum, and, when opened, discharged a large quantity of very fetid, purulent, and gangrenous
more » ... and gangrenous matter; a great portion of the scrotum became eventually gangrenous, but, fortunately, the deep-seated parts were not affected, and the large ulcer, resulting from the mortification of the skin and cellular tissue, was at last completely healed. The wound of the operation was cicatrised on the eightteenth day after it; the ligatures having come away a few days before. At the time of the report, (on the 21st of February,) the patient was perfectly cured, except that the left testicle had become atrophic ; the spermatic veins were changed into hard and tortuous chords.-La Clinique. YELLOW FEVER AT GIBRALTAR. This formidable epidemy has at last ceased to rage; and, and since the 16th of January, it has been deemed unnecessary to enforce any longer the quarantine, and the other sanitary measures. The number of patients who were affected with the yellow fever, amounts to 5,270, to which, it appears, no less than 1300 must be added, who were not entered in the official accounts ; 1412 of the above number were soldiers, and amongst them the mortality was 1 to 3.41; amongst other patients, it was only 1 to 4.1.5 ; the absolute number of deaths was 1658. M. Chervin, whose researches on the nature of yellow fever have been given in a former number of THE LANCET, was sent by the Académie Royale de Medecine of Paris to Gibraltar, in order to observe the epidemy. In his last communication to the Académie, he declares the disease at Gibraltar to be identical with the yellow fever of the West Indies; and asserts, that the most scrupulous investigations he made, during his stay at Gibraltar, with respect to the contagiosity or non-contagosiity of the disease, have only contributed to confirm his former opinion on the subject. M. Chervin was accompanied by M. Louis, who, soon after his arrival at Gibraltar, had a slight attack of the disease, from which he recovered within a short time. As soon as the official report of MM. Chervin and Louis has been laid before the A cadémie Royale, an extract of it shall be given to our readers. ON THE
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