Chapter 9 - Diseases of the Abdominal Cavity
Introduction to Diseases of the Abdominal Cavity
Acute Inflammation of the Liver
Chronic Inflammation of the Liver
Congestion of the Liver
Passive Congestion of the Liver
Cirrhosis of the Liver
Acute Inflammation of the Spleen
Chronic Inflammation of the Spleen
Gall Stones
Acute Inflammation of the Stomach
Chronic Inflammation of the Stomach
Heart Burn
Cramps in the stomach
Water Brash
Milk Sickness
Acute Inflammation of the Peritoneum
Chronic Inflammation of the Peritoneum
Acute Inflammation of the Bowels
Chronic Inflammation of the Bowels
Cancer of the Intestine
Intestinal Obstruction
Air Swellings
Bilious Colic
Painters' Colic
Chronic Diarrhea
Cholera Morbus
Asiatic Cholera
Chronic Dysentery
Acute Inflamation of the Kidneys
Chronic Inflamation of the Kidneys
Acute Inflammation of the Bladder
Chronic Inflammation of the Bladder
Disease of the Supra Renal Capsules
Bright's Disease
Simple Home Tests for Urine - Diagram
Bleeding from the Kidneys
Suppresion of Urine
Retention of Urine
Inability to Hold Urine
Uric Acid Gravel
Phosphatic Deposits
Oxalic Deposits
Urate of Ammonia Deposits
Hippuric Acid Deposits
Cystine Deposits
Bladder Stones
Dropsy of the Belly
General Dropsy

9.57 Hippuric Acid Deposits

Hippuric Acid Deposits.

THESE deposits appear in the healthy urine of the cow and the horse; and also in that of human beings, but in such small quantities as to be scarcely appreciable.
They sometimes, however, appear in unhealthy proportions; but they never show themselves as a sediment, until after the addition sometimes alkaline, having a low specific gravity, from 1.006 to 1.008. The triple phosphates are often found in it.
To detect these deposits, fill a large watch glass with urine, and evaporate it over a lamp to a few drops. Then add to it about half its bulk of hydrochloric acid, and set it aside. The addition of the acid produces a bright pink color, and an odor like new bay. After a few hours, if the hippuric acid be present, its peculiar crystals will be seen. (Fig. 125.)

Cause. In man, this deposit is supposed to depend on the absence of food having a good share of nitrogen. The urine of vegetable eaters contains it in largest quantities.

Treatment. The only treatment required is a diet composed in good proportion of animal food, a proper attention to the skin by bathing, etc., and when debility exists, tonic medicines, as iron and bitters, with outdoor exercise enough to keep the muscles in working order.

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