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1826. Excerpt: ... CHAP. IT. GENERAL DOCTRINE OF INFLAMMATION
(CONTINUED.) Varieties of inflammation--From the Situation and
Function of the Part affected--From Differences of Texture--By whom
first investigated--Inflammation of Cellular Membrane and
Parenchyma--Of Serous Membrane--Of Mucous Membrane--Of the Skin--Of
Fibrous Membrane--Varieties of Inflammation from Differences of
Cause--Theories of Inflammation--Agency of Blood-vessels--Of
Nerves--Question as to Differences in the Nature of Inflammatory
Action--General System of Treatment in Acute Inflammation--in the
States of Suppuration and Gangrene. The study of the varieties of
internal inflammation is no less important, in a practical as well
as pathological point of view, than that of the great features of
resemblance which all inflammations bear. Some of these have been
long known to and amply described by, medical writers. Others have
only attracted attention in the course of the last twenty or thirty
years, and are not yet described with that accuracy of which the
subject is susceptible, and which, from its immediate application
to practice, it deserves. The specific distinctions among
inflammations may be reduced to the three following: --1. The
situation and function of the part inflamed. 2. The structure of
the part inflamed. 3. The exciting cause. 1. The first source of
variety in inflammatory affections is the situation and function of
the organ inflamed. This is an obvious practical distinction; and
it was accordingly noticed by all the oldest writers on physic. is
but of small importance however in a pathological view; for an
organ is composed of different parts or textures, and each of these
is liable to an inflammation which exhibits some peculiarities.
Though on common occasions therefore it is sufficient..
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