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A practical treatise on urinary and renal diseases : including urinary deposits

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Title: A practical treatise on urinary and renal diseases : including urinary deposits
Year: 1879 (1870s)
Authors: Roberts, William, Sir, 1830-1899
Subjects: Urine Urinary organs Kidneys Kidney Diseases Urinary Calculi Urinalysis
Publisher: Philadelphia : Lea
Contributing Library: Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine
Digitizing Sponsor: Open Knowledge Commons and Harvard Medical School

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nly known instance in which theparasite was found in the urinary organsis the following :—In making the autopsyof a painter, sixty-two years of age, whodied of Brights disease, Wagner found onthe convex border of the right kidney asmall, whitish, slightly-raised oval patchof fibrous appearance, about one-seventhof an inch long. It was situated underthe capsule of the kidney. This littlebody was hollow in the interior : it con-tained a yellowish mass, which on exami-nation disclosed the presence of a worm,which was recognised as the pentastomadenticulatum of Rudolphi. This worm is common on the surface ofthe liver in goats, oxen, rabbits, cats, and some other animals.It has also recently been found on the surface of the liver inman, by Zenker in Dresden, Heschl in Vienna, and by Virchow,Wagner, and Frerichs in other parts of Germany. Cobboldstates that Dr. Murchison, during the time he held the officeof Pathologist at the Middlesex Hospital, diligently searchedfor it without success.
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Fig. 77. Pentastoma denticula-tum, greatly magni-fied. (After Zenker.) VI.—ERRATIC WORMS. Intestinal worms sometimes penetrate into the urinary pas-sages, and are voided with the urine. In women, thread wormsoccasionally creep into the bladder through the urethra; andin both sexes lumbrici, and joints of tape-worm, have beenknown to creep into the bladder through fistulous communica-tions, caused by abscesses, passage of pins, lithotomy, &c. SPURIOUS WORMS. 601 VII.—SPURIOUS WORMS. The spiroptera liominis of Rudolphi, the diplosoma crenata ofFarre, and the dactylitis aculeaius of Curling, have been clearlyproved by Schneider and Cobbold to be examples of imposition—witting or unwitting—on the part of patients. The historyof the so-called diplosoma crenata of Farre furnishes one of themost remarkable examples ever put on record of long-continuedand successful deception practised on scientific inquirers. Thefollowing references may be consulted on the subject:—W.Lawrence,

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