Quackery, versus the Regular Medical Practice

1851 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
The following day I made a post-mortem examination, assisted by a neighboring physician. The result was the following. Evidence of considerable former disease at apex of right lung. Some adhesion of costal and pulmonary pleura. Traces of inflammation were found on mucous membrane of stomach, and the jejunum was almost in a gangrenous condition. The right kidney was partially disorganized, and yielded on pressure a puriform matter. The left kidney was one complete sac, from which escaped about a
more » ... pint of foetid pus. On opening the bladder, a stone was discovered as large as an ordinary-sized lien's egg, somewhat flattened, and as rough almost as coral. How lonir had this stone nrobablv been formina ? Three vears or twenty ? Peter Pineo, M.D. Barnstable, Mass., April 4th, 1851.
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