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dc.contributor.authorScott, W. M.en
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-15T14:20:55Z
dc.date.available2019-02-15T14:20:55Z
dc.date.issued1910
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/33866
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dc.description.abstractThe phenomenon of anaphylaxis has recently been the subject of extensive study both in America and the Continent. The impulse to this was chiefly the phenomenon of Theobald -Smith in the guineapig. Guineapigs treated with horse -serum at some previous date without showing symptoms, died rapidly on the horse -serum injection being repeated. Pichet, working on pharmacological lines had observed a similar relation with certain organic poisons.en
dc.description.abstractThe unexpected. nature of this reaction in the animal economy, - an increased disposition to suffer injury being teleologically so unlikely, gives it an intrinsic interest while the application of the conception to the processes in infective diseases (among others) may be of the greatest importance in clearing up the numerous obscurities in the natural history of these e.g. the period of incubation and the natural and acquired resistance.en
dc.description.abstractOn the special case of induced hypersusceptibility to horse -serum the widespread therapeutic employment of this as an antitoxic or antibacterial agent also conferred a considerable importance. It is with this form of anaphylaxis, experimentally induced, that this thesis is primarily concerned, but an attempt will be made to take a general view of the condition as a response of a well -defined character on the part of the organism to the introduction by unusual channels of beterologous organic matter.en
dc.description.abstractThe literature up to date bears almost entirely on the guineapig, the use of the rabbit in this research broadens the experimental basis for conclusions of a general nature.en
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.relation.ispartofAnnexe Thesis Digitisation Project 2019 Block 22en
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dc.titleA contribution to the study of anaphylaxisen
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
dc.type.qualificationnameMD Doctor of Medicineen


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