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Experience and treatment of diphtheria in Campbeltown and neighbourhood

by William Gibson

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Published by [s.n.] in Scotland] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Diphtheria,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesGlasgow medical journal. 1864.
    Statementby William Gibson, M.D.
    ContributionsGlasgow Medico-Chirurgical Society, University of Glasgow. Library
    The Physical Object
    Format[electronic resource] /
    Pagination24 p. ;
    Number of Pages24
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25658174M

    Prevalence.—Diphtheria is endemic in all European and American countries, and the incidence varies greatly in different countries and, from year to year, even in the same country. In other words, diphtheria, though always endemic, exhibits at times a great increase of activity, and becomes epidemic or even pandemic. Dissemination.   Excerpt from Diphtheria: Its Nature and Treatment; With an Account of the History of Its Prevalence in Various Countries NO diseases of late years have awakened more atten tion, both among the profession and the public gene rally, than those Which have been classed, more or less correctly, under the term : Daniel D. Slade.

    prevention and treatment of diphtheria * J. D. Rolleston * Read in opening a discussion in the Section of Medicine at the Annual Meeting of the British Medical Association, Cardiff, Diphtheria: its nature and treatment: with special reference to the operation, after-treatment, and complications of tracheotomy by Parker Robert William, d; .

    Diphtheria. by Hilary Butler. HISTORY OF DIPHTHERIA INFECTIONS AND DIAGNOSIS. DECLINE OF DIPHTHERIA IN DEVELOPED COUNTRIES DISEASE PROCESS: TREATMENT OF DIPHTHERIA – NOW AND IN HISTORY ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS: HOMOEOPATHY HERBS. Diphtheria, like whooping cough and tetanus, is classed as a toxin-mediated disease. Diphtheria attack-rate (average) per 1, in Poole: in in Diphtheria attack-rate (average) per 1, in London: in in (b) The Registrar-General in his Statistical Survey for gives the following comparative figures for incidence of diphtheria.


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In ~;~y experience alcohol is a very disappointing drug iu ~he treatment of diphtheria. Mild cases will recover without it, and in the severe attacks it seems to be of little, if any, use, either in the prevention or treatment of the cardiac failure, which is so likely to : James Edward Beggs.

Diphtheria, acute infectious disease caused by the bacillus Corynebacterium diphtheriae and characterized by a primary lesion, usually in the upper respiratory tract, and more generalized symptoms resulting from the spread of the bacterial toxin throughout the body. Diphtheria was a serious contagious disease throughout much of the world until the late 19th century, when its incidence in.

Diphtheria antitoxin, produced in horses, was used for treatment of diphtheria in the United States since the s. It is not indicated for prophylaxis of contacts of diphtheria patients.

Sincediphtheria antitoxin has been available only from CDC, through an. Diphtheria is an infection caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae.

Signs and symptoms may vary from mild to severe. They usually start two to five days after exposure. Symptoms often come on fairly gradually, beginning with a sore throat and fever.

In severe cases, a grey or white patch develops in the throat. History of Diphtheria. Diphtheria: The Plague Among Children.

Diphtheria once was a major cause of illness and death among children. The United States recordedcases of diphtheria inresulting in 15, deaths. Diphtheria death rates range from about 20% for those under age five and over to % for those aged years.

Diphtheria is an old disease, a terrible disease, and one for which we believe there’s an effective new treatment at hand — if only we can liberate it from our freezer and put it into the. COVID campus closures: see options for getting or retaining Remote Access to subscribed content.

Explore the Wellcome Library's digitised books, archives, manuscripts, film and sound, paintings, posters and more. Experience and treatment of diphtheria in Campbeltown and neighbourhood; I. Insanitymodern views as to its nature and treatment: a portion of the Morison lectures on insanity, delivered in Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (whooping cough), Haemophilus influenzae type b, Hepatitis B, Polio, Pneumococcal and Rotavirus.

6 Months* Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (whooping cough), Haemophilus influenzae type b, Hepatitis B and Polio. 12 Months** Meningococcal ACWY, Pneumococcal, Measles, Mumps and Rubella: 18 Months. Diphtheria is endemic in the independent states of the former Soviet Union, Africa, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East, and parts of Europe where childhood immunization coverage with diphtheria toxoid-containing vaccines is suboptimal (6).

From toreported cases of diphtheria. After 30 years of control, epidemic diphtheria, caused by toxigenic strains of Corynebacterium diphtheriae, re-emerged in the early s in the Newly Independent States (NIS) of the former Soviet epidemic peaked in – and was on the decline by   Diphtheria ppt 1.

Abdulaziz medicine 15/5/ 2. Diphtheria. 3 Definition Diphtheria is an acute, toxin-mediated disease caused by toxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae It’s a very contagious and potentially life-threatening bacterial disease. Diphtheria is otherwise called the 'Strangling Angel of Children' and was a dreaded common childhood illness.

Statistics shows that in the s there were an estimatedtocases of. Description. This section is from the book "The Home Hand-Book of Domestic Hygiene and Rational 2.", by J. Kellogg, available from Amazon: The Home Hand-Book of Domestic Hygiene and Rational Medicine, Volume 2.

The Local Treatment of Diphtheria. In writing this little book on diphtheria, ray object has not been to introduce any new theories in regard to the nature or origin of the disease; but simply to give, in as brief a form as possible, a general history as far as known, and to furnish a diagnostic and characteristic compendium, from a homeopathic stand-point, with the purpose of supplying a want long felt and frequently : DE FOREST HUNT.

This course is for clinicians that will be or are caring for patients with respiratory diphtheria during outbreaks in vulnerable settings, such as in Cox's Bazar Bangladesh. It is also applicable to clinicians working in settings that share similar challenges due to limited laboratory capacity, limited availability of treatment facilities, limited number of trained staff, and limitations in.

Treatment with antitoxin is begun as early as possible. Penicillin or erythromycin is also given, particularly to guard against complicating factors such as pneumonia or streptococcal infection.

Diphtheria was once a common and dreaded disease with a high mortality rate; it is now rare in countries where infants are vaccinated (see vaccination). The only way to reduce the prevalence of diphtheria in endemic countries and prevent future epidemics is through complete vaccination of all children and booster vaccination of adults.

This chapter reviews the epidemiology, clinical features, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diphtheria. C diphtheria is responsible for both endemic and epidemic diseases, and it was first described in the 5th century BC by Hippocrates. Diphtheria manifests as either an upper respiratory tract or cutaneous infection and is caused by the aerobic gram-positive bacteria, Corynebacterium diphtheria.

Diphtheria can also be spread by handling used tissues or by drinking from a glass used by an infected person. Diphtheria can look like a severe sore throat.

Other symptoms are a low-grade fever and enlarged lymph nodes (swollen glands) located in the neck. Another presentation of diphtheria can be skin lesions that may be painful, red and swollen.Diphtheria is an infectious disease caused by bacteria that usually produce exotoxins that damage human tissue.; The initial symptoms of diphtheria are flu-like but worsen to include fever, swallowing problems, hoarseness, enlarged lymph nodes, coughing, and shortness of breath; some patients may have skin involvement, producing skin ulcers.; The history of diphtheria dates back to Hippocrates.AB cases of diphtheria, chiefly among children less than fifteen years of age, are notified annually in England and Wales, with some 3, deaths.

Yet it has been shown, particularly in.