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dc.contributor.authorCairns, Ronald McDonalden
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-29T12:15:12Z
dc.date.available2018-03-29T12:15:12Z
dc.date.issued1923
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/29035
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dc.description.abstractChronic intestinal stasis is gradually coining to be regarded as a definite pathological entity and as the older methods of examination become more accurate, and the newer forms of investigation more developed and reliable, its importance will be better understood and the significant part it plays in the etiology of many, and varied, diseases will be more fulljr realised.en
dc.description.abstractThe study of intestinal delay demands a detailed acquaintance with the anatomy, human and comparative, and the physiology of the gastro-intestinal tract.en
dc.description.abstractAll cases of intestinal delay are due to either difficulty in propulsion of the intestinal contents, or some interference with normal defaecation, but many varieties, or subdivisions, exist and have been fully considered in the present thesis.en
dc.description.abstractThe symptoms of the condition may be local and confined to the alimentary tract.but in the majority of the cases toxic substances are absorbed from the bowel in quantities greater than the emunctories can eliminate, and chronic auto-intoxication occurs. But some patients suffer from severe and advanced forms of intestinal stasis, and yet display no toxic manifestations, and the writer has endeavoured to investigate, more fully,this interesting point.en
dc.description.abstractRecently much attention has been directed to organic efficiency tests, and although it must be admitted that they are not yet universally accepted as accurate and reliable, nevertheless many authorities consider that they form extremely valuable methods of investigation. The writer has availed himself of two such tests, the laevuloae test and the haemoclasic crisis, for the determination of hepatic efficiency in patients suffering from chronic intestinal stasis.en
dc.description.abstractAnalysis of the results has led him to the conclusion that auto-intoxication exists as a result of the lowering of the protective properties of the liver, and that provided the hepatic efficiency be normal, toxic manifestations do not occur.en
dc.description.abstractThe relative merits of medical and surgical treatment have been considered and the conclusions drawn that the efficiency of non-operative, and even non-purgative, remedial measures is, probably, greater than is, at present, realised and that, in the majority of cases, surgical intervention should not be recommended until it has been ascertained that relief cannot be obtained by the less serious and more conservative procedures.en
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.relation.ispartofAnnexe Thesis Digitisation Project 2018 Block 17en
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dc.titleChronic intestinal-stasis: with special reference to its surgical treatmenten
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
dc.type.qualificationnameMD Doctor of Medicineen


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