Chapter 17 - Surgical Diseases
Modern Surgery
Inflammation
Suppuration and Abscess
Mortification
Pyaemia
Ulceration and Ulcers
Boils
Carbuncle
Malignant Pustule
Burns and Scalds
Frost Bite
Chilblains
Mechanical,Injuries
Septic Wounds
Incised Wounds
Rules for Examining and Dressing Wounds
Antiseptic Dressings
Way Wounds Unite
Punctured Wounds
Lacerated Wounds
Granulation and Scarification
Gunshot Wounds
Poisoned Wounds
Fractures
Way Broken Bones Unite
Dislocations
Different Diseases of Bones
Pereostitis
Necrosis
Coxalgia
White Swelling
Bunions
Whitlow
Stiff Joint
Tumors
Cancer
Polypus
Piles
Wens
Aneurisms
Bronchocele
Water in the Scrotum
Blood in the Scrotum
Phlebitis
Varicose Veins
Hernia
Varicocele
Deformities and Irritations of the Spine
Wry Neck
Foreign Bodies in the Eye
Stye
Inflammation of the Edge of the Eyelids
Disorder of the Lashes
Ptosis
Chronic Inflammation of the Lachrymal Sac
Opthalmia
Inflammation of the Cornea
Inflammation of the Iris
Weakness of Sight
Imperfect Vision
Short and Long Sight
Squinting
Affections of the Ear
Inflammation of the Meatus
Wax in the Ear
Earache
Inflammation of the Tympanum, Deafness
Bleeding from the Nose
Ingrowing Toe Nail
Chafing and Excoriation
Foreign Substances
Bleeding from Wounds
Proud Flesh
Ambrine
Compression of Arteries to Stop the Flow of Blood
Anesthetics
Care of the Teeth
Rotting of the Teeth
Tooth-Ache
Filling Teeth
The First Teeth
Cleaning the Teeth
Ulcer of the Stomach
Glanders
X-Ray
Radium
Trachoma
Arterio-Sclerosis
Flatfoot
Riggs' Disease
Bandages

17.84 Glanders

Glanders.

THIS disease, while usually occurring in animals, especially the horse, is capable of infecting the human being by means of the transmission of its germ which is called bacillus mallei. Infection may occur through drinking water, from one horse to another, through the same trough, or to a man if careless about drinking, if the horse coughs or blows some of his nasal secretion into drinking cups. It can occur through wounds of the skin, but is most often contracted while taking care of the horse affected with the disease.

Symptoms Several days after beginning of infection, fever develops and the general sickness is felt throughout the body. A round, reddish painful nodule or swelling will appear either in the nose or at the place where the skin is broken and ulceration of the lining of the nose with discharge of pus occurs. The rash composed of small boils or pustules which has an appearance like smallpox often shows upon the face, and within a week or ten days death occurs.

Treatment. The treatment should be incision of all swellings, syringing with peroxide of hydrogen and the application of antiseptic washes. A remedy called mallein has been recommended, but recovery is very rare in spite of all we may do. We are warranted in taking all precautions to prevent friends and attendants from contracting the disease,

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