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dc.contributor.authorHay, Charles Patricken
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-13T15:59:54Z
dc.date.available2018-09-13T15:59:54Z
dc.date.issued1936
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/32403
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dc.description.abstractGold therapy in pulmonary tuberculosis: a study of the literature with observations on 24 cases treated personally.en
dc.description.abstractGold therapy is of definite value in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis.en
dc.description.abstractIts results cannot compare with those of collapse therapy, but it makes artificial pneumothorax possible in many cases of bilateral disease where otherwise it would be precluded by the nature and extent of the lesion in the contralateral lung.en
dc.description.abstractIn originally unilateral disease treated by artificial pneumothorax it can control a new spread in the contralateral lung which would otherwise necessitate the abandonment of the collapse.en
dc.description.abstractIn unilateral exudative disease where artificial pneumothorax has been tried and failed, it may so influence the course of the lesions as to bring about a condition suitable for thoracoplasty.en
dc.description.abstractIt is in freshly spreading exudative or nodular lesions that its beneficial influence is most apparent. Exudative lesions undergo absorption and the productive nodular type fibrosis to an extent which is not usually seen in cases treated by sanatorium regime alone.en
dc.description.abstractExcerbations in the course of chronic fibro- caseous disease may be favourably influenced. Here again it is the fresh spreading disease which is mainly affected.en
dc.description.abstractThe consistence, quantity and bacillary content, of the sputum are all favourably influenced and in a large proportion of treated cases, the sputum becomes, and remains negative.en
dc.description.abstractSmall doses not exceeding 0.25 gm. give just as favourable results as larger ones, and the undesirable reactions likely to result from the use of gold therapy are milder and much less frequent with small rather than with large doses.en
dc.description.abstractWhen small doses do not influence the course of the disease in a favourable manner it is unlikely that an increase in the size of the dose above 0.25 gm. will have any beneficial results.en
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.relation.ispartofAnnexe Thesis Digitisation Project 2018 Block 20en
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dc.titleGold therapy in pulmonary tuberculosis. A study of the literature with observations on 24 cases treated personallyen
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
dc.type.qualificationnameMD Doctor of Medicineen


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