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dc.contributor.authorMacmillan, D.en
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-15T14:34:37Z
dc.date.available2019-02-15T14:34:37Z
dc.date.issued1926
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/35089
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dc.description.abstractThe calcium content of the serum is a question which has been much investigated during recent years. Nevertheless we do not 'seem to have arrived, as yet, at a, definite conception of the variation in amount of circulating calcium in pathological conditions. This is due to the conflicting evidence put forward by different observers in so many of these conditions. TLLis investigation was undertaken as an attempt to decide some of these disputed questions, and in particular to determine the relationship, if any, between calcium scry i content and the rheumatoid affections. Chronic rheumatoid diseases offer an attractive field for investigation of this subject. In a number of these conditions, there are marked changes in the cartilaginous and ossified structures of the body, i.e. in the calcium storehouses. In osteo- arthritis very definite bony change is observed - both softening of bone and new formation being present, and in the atrophic group of infective arthritis osteoporosis is a marked feature. It would appear possible that with these changes in the stable calcium, some alteration in the amount ,circulating calcium might be present also Further, in all previous investigations of calcium in rheumatoids, the group has been studied as a v hole, and no sub -division has been attempted. As vastly different conditions are included under this term, it has been sub- divided into its different sub- groups, and each Studied as a separate entity. Inasmuch as a number of females were included in the cases under investigation, the influence of menstruation upon calcaemia had to be considered. If marked variations are present during the menstrual cycle, all 'female subjects would have to be examined at the same period of the menstrual cycle to obtain comparable results; if otherwise, it would be immaterial at what stage of the cycle the investigation was performed.en
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.relation.ispartofAnnexe Thesis Digitisation Project 2019 Block 22en
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dc.titleStudy of the calcium and carbonic acid content of the serum in chronic rheumatoid and some other conditionsen
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
dc.type.qualificationnameMD Doctor of Medicineen


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