Recent Progress in Anatomy

1881 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
tion, absolute disinclination for food, repeated involuntary dejections, increase in size of sloughs over sacrum showed the approaching end. On the twenty-third day the urine suddenly became nearly clear, without oil, and continued so until death, which occurred on the twenty-sixth day, after twenty-fours of unconsciousness. The autopsy was made thirty-eight hours after death by Dr. A. N. Blodgett, in the presence of Dis. Reynolds, Fitz, Ellis, and Cusbing. The cord was first removed, and
more » ... patches of sclerosis. Foul pus and oil were encountered in the left lumbar region, while sawing the spine. On opening the abdomen a large, foul collection of pus, containing an abundance of free oil and large strings and pieces of sloughing fat, was encountered in the left abdominal and iliac region. It was external to the peritonaeum, lying among the fatty tissue. The neighboring coils of intestine were glued to the peritonaeum nearest the abscess. Over one and a half pints of this pus were sponged out, the intestines, bladder, and kidney removed in a mass and examined. The kidney was a long one, a so-called horseshoe, reaching across the spine, and having a long pelvis, with two ureters. The pelvis showed diphtheric inflammation, 1 Tertiary Occipital Condyle.
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