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dc.contributor.authorChristianson, Edwarden
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-14T10:11:36Z
dc.date.available2018-05-14T10:11:36Z
dc.date.issued1948
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/29672
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dc.description.abstractIn this thesis, tropical liver abscess has been discussed from clinical observations made on 110 cases treated between January 1938 and December 1946 inclusive, at the main Seychelles Government Hospital situated on Mahé the principal island.en
dc.description.abstractThe archipelago comprises ninety -two islands. These are dispersed over a wide area in the Indian Ocean, the most distant from Mahe being 640 miles. As sea- transport is sometimes difficult and irregular, the cases that have been admitted have arrived in varying states. although most cases come from different parts of Mahiand from islands within easy reach of Mahe, the cases seen are generally very advanced. The reason for this is that the average inhabitant looks upon diarrhoea as a simple condition and he consumes some astringent infusion of his own native making till the diarrhoea ceases. Colic, flatulence, and tenesmus fall into a similar category, and various herbal native remedies are consumed till these conditions disappear. None of these native remedies seems to be amoebicidal for amoebic dysentery. Consequently liver abscess, in spite of these remedies, is very common in these islands.en
dc.description.abstractA summary of the history of the disease and its relevant literature is given in the thesis. Discussions have been made fully on the etiology,epidemiology, symptomatology, pathology, bac teriology, diagnosis and differential diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and mortality incidence. Conclusions have been drawn from the investigations made. Cases have been quoted in the text of the thesis and contrasted with the findings in the literature of the disease of past and more recent years. Finally, references quoted have been classified alphabetically, and an appendix has been included of chart sheets of cases which have been mentioned in the text.en
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.relation.ispartofAnnexe Thesis Digitisation Project 2018 Block 18en
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dc.titleA clinical study of tropical amoebic liver abscess in Seychellesen
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
dc.type.qualificationnameMD Doctor of Medicineen


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