|dc.contributor.author||Philips, A. Z.||en
|dc.description.abstract||1. Two definite varieties of chondrodystrophia foetalis
can be recognised clinically as well as microscopically.
2. It is a general disease, affecting many tissues but
mainly those parts of the skeleton developed in cartilage.
3. A definite diagnosis can always.be made with the
aid of X-rays.
4. The disease is present before ossification commences
in any given bone and results in defective preparation
for ossification in cartilage, causing a deficient attraction of true bone-forming cells.
5. It is highly probable that softness i of the skeleton due to disease affecting the cartilage, enables mechanical
influences, most likely pressure of the amnion, to
cause the deformities of achondroplasia.
6. The knowledge we possess of the metabolic influence
of the pituitary and sexual glands points to an abnormal
function of either or both of these structures as the
most likely agent to cause the disturbance in the cartilage
|dc.publisher||The University of Edinburgh||en
|dc.relation.ispartof||Annexe Thesis Digitisation Project 2019 Block 22||en
|dc.title||Chondrodystrophia foetalis in the foetus and the infant||en
|dc.type||Thesis or Dissertation||en
|dc.type.qualificationname||MD Doctor of Medicine||en