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dc.contributor.authorMacfarlane, Jamesen
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-15T14:33:52Z
dc.date.available2019-02-15T14:33:52Z
dc.date.issued1932en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/35011
dc.description.abstracten
dc.description.abstract(1) That osteomyelitis is in most cases primarily a disease of the metaphyseal region of the long bones. (2) That there is frequently a history of trauma, and pre-existing septic foci; but in many cases it may be impossible to trace the real origin of the infection. (3) That the systemic and local manifestations of the disease vary within wide limits, and such variation is not wholly dependent on the nature of the causal organism. (4) That pyogenic metastases occur. (5) That two forms of the disease may be recognised, one in which the general systemic disturbance is predominant, and the other in which the local manifestation constitutes the major feature. The methods of treatment applicable in any case, and the prognosis of the case, differ in these two types. (6) The treatment of the local lesion is of secondary importance to the measures adopted to combat the systemic disturbance and where these are marked only minimal local measures are advocated. (7) That it is doubtful if osteomyelitis is ever completely cured; recrudescence may occur after many years. (8) No matter how prompt and how successful the treatment may be, recovery is slow, and healing long delayed. (9) That improvement of immediate mortality statis- :tics will be improved not by improved local operative technique, but by the introduction of measures capable of combating more effectively the general septicaemia. (10) Education of the general public, better general hygiene of the skin, and improved diet are necessary if we are to hope for eradication of the disease or the train of sequelae.en
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.relation.ispartofAnnexe Thesis Digitisation Project 2019 Block 22en
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dc.titleReport and commentary on a series of cases of "acute osteomyelitis"en
dc.title.alternativeReport and commentary on a series of cases of "acute osteomyelitis": written for the Robert Jones Prize in Orthopaedic Surgery and the Pattison Prize in Clinical Surgery, 1932en
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
dc.type.qualificationnamePrize Essayen


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