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1899 Excerpt: ... p.m. 14,000 No change except vomiting ceased.
Jan. 17, a.m. 14,000 Child better; temp. 99.2. Jan. 17, a.m. 8.000
Child better; temp. 99.4; pain in right side not complained of;
bowels moved. Jan. 21. a.m. 12,000 Convalescence. Feb. 3, 3,000 In
this case the leucocyte count gave a means of determining the
course of the disease, which was not revealed by a study of the
clinical symptoms. Another case illustrative of the value of the
successive counts is case III: Young man, 25 years, student U. of
M., history of one day's pain in right lower abdomen, vomiting,
constipation, and tenderness over appendix on palpation. Temp.
99.5. Date. May May 8, p.m. 17,200 May Mav 9,000 7,700 Mav 10, a.
m. 4,500 White count. Qinical notes, noon 16,000 Patient in great
pain. No change in symptoms; marked pain on pressure over McB.'s
point; no palpable tumor. Patient better. Patient better; temp,
normal. Patient better; dismissed. In this case the white count was
a correct guide to-the course of the inflammation. On the other
hand, the count often times, instead of receding steadily,
increases even when there is no change in the clinical symptoms.
See case 40, Cabot, p. 199: Patient enters with vomiting and
localized pain and tenderness in the right abdomen. The first count
gave 15,600; three days later it was 22,900, when the patient
seemed better and improving; the following day it was 35,300, when
the bowels moved and the patient had no fever, yet the white count
plainly indicated a severe septic infection. The surgeon was
finally persuaded to operate and a large amount of pus was
evacuated. So far as the author's experience goes he has always
found the white count a safe guide as to the course the
inflammation is pursuing, when the counts could be made from the
|Country of origin:
Minnesota State Medical Society
||246 x 189 x 8mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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