DIVISION OF THE BANDS IN FALSE ANCHYLOSIS, INSTEAD OF THE EMPLOYMENT OF FORCIBLE FLEXION OR EXTENSION

S.F. Statham
1855 The Lancet  
631 illustrates the enormous power of increase of such structures when in free contact with the blood-nine pounds of cartilage being formed in less than three months. The immunity of all . the organs beyond the lungs, while no cartilage-cells or other visible germs of the disease could be found in the blood, and the minuter elements of the morbid growths might have traversed the pulmonary capillaries, is explained on, the supposition that, in such cases, the morbid materials carried through the
more » ... carried through the lungs are changed, or their nutritive material is destroyed by the influence of oxygen. Mr. CaeSAR HAWKINS stated that there was a preparation in the museum of the College of Surgeons of an osseous deposit in the glands of the groin and in the lungs, unaccompanied by malignant disease. In a testicle which he had removed twentyfive years since, the disease had been propagated from that organ to the glands of the abdomen, and in both situations there was a deposit of cartilage.
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