[E–pub/Pdf] (The Treatment of Diphtheria by Antitoxin) By William Henry Welch

The Treatment of Diphtheria by AntitoxinExcerpt from The Treatment of Diphtheria by AntitoxinOnly clinical experience can determine what Practical Difficulties There May difficulties there may in the way of the successful em loyment of antitoxic serum in the treatment of human diphtheria but there is no doubt in my mind that the results derived from experiments on animals justify nay demand the most careful and thorough trial of the new method of treatment upon human beingsWe have no certain knowledge as to the nature of the sub; stances called antitoxins nor as to their mode of action This is not however an argument against their therapeutic employ ment for we have NO POSITIVE KNOWLEDGE AS TO THE MODE OF ACTION positive knowledge as to the mode of action many of our therapeutic agents There are two rominent theories As To The Mode Of Action Of The Diphtheria. to the mode of action of the diphtheria.

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Antitoxin The one may be called the chemical and the other the vital theory The chemical theory is that the antitoxin directly neutralizes in a chemical sense the toxins This seemed to be the natural interpretation of the fact that the injection into susceptible animals of a mixture in suitable roportion of the antitoxin and the toxin is harmless but Buchner and Roux have shown that this earlier view is incor rect and that by selecting animals of Greater Susceptibility Or By Increasing susceptibility or by increasing natural susceptibility of an animal the resence of active toxin in the mixture can still be demons trated The experimental evidence therefore is in favor of the other theory viz That the antitoxin therefore is in favor of the other theory viz That the antitoxin through the agency of the living body and La Nacion Como Problema Los Historiadores Y La Cuestion Nacional probably in the sense that it re. Nders the cells tolerant of the toxinThe results of the treatment of human diphtheria with antitoxin speak also in favor of this vital theoryAbout the PublisherForgotten Booksublishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at wwwforgottenbookscomThis book is a reproduction of an historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work reserving the format whilst Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work reserving the original format whilst imperfections Singapore Math Practice Level 5a Grade 6 present in the aged copy In rare cases an imperfection in the original such as a blemish or missingage may be replicated in our edition We do however repair the vast of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to Singapore Math Practice Level 4b Grade 5 preserve state of such historical work.