A Practical Account Of The Epidemic Cholera

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Section 3the fluid vomited; and of the watery and subalbid stools usually admitted to be characteristic of Cholera. The Cholera stools frequently consist of two portions; a thin watery fluid, and a pale-grey thicker substance like dirty mucilage, or the sediment in barley water, part of which will ...
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Section 3the fluid vomited; and of the watery and subalbid stools usually admitted to be characteristic of Cholera. The Cholera stools frequently consist of two portions; a thin watery fluid, and a pale-grey thicker substance like dirty mucilage, or the sediment in barley water, part of which will pass through a muslin strainer with the more watery portion; and if left in a large test-tube for four hours, the thicker part subsides, and is found to possess the following properties: a. It is in slight degree soluble in cold water. ft The greater part is soluble in a mixture of equal parts of distilled water, and Liquor Ammonia.*. y Exposed in a small evaporating dish to the heat of the spirit-lamp, it dries into a thin pellicle, which does not contract much when heated: but in the progress of desiccation, it exhales a nauseous odour of putrid flesh. The subalbid fluid, which floats on thepot, when the true Cholera stools are left to settle in the test-tubes, affords the following indications : « With litmus, very seldom any effect is produced ; and when any is observed, it is a slight reddening of the litmus paper, denoting the presence of an acid. ft Exposed to heat, it does not coagulate; even if the temperature be raised to the boiling point. y Treated with pure alcohol, it is not coagulated ; but in a few rare cases, a very trivial cloudy Opacity appears on the addition of the Alcohol. 3 Treated with a solution of oxymuriate of mercury in distilled water ; sometimes a slight opaque cloud is formed, which intwelve hours subsides to the bottom of the test-tube : forming a minute sediment like mucilage, not amounting to ^ of the quantity of fluid tested. i Solution of subacetate of lead, when dropped into the fluid, even in the most minute quant...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781173047269
  • Publisher: Nabu Press
  • Publication date: 7/9/2011
  • Pages: 318
  • Product dimensions: 0.67 (w) x 7.44 (h) x 9.69 (d)

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