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In 4,250 necropsies made in one year in the city of Breslau, gross macroscopic lesions were found in 1,393, or at least onethird of all the cases that came upon the post-mortem table. Another investigator, Biggs, found characteristic lesions of the lungs in 60 per cent. of all the autopsies conducted by him, and of the cases on which post-mortems were held at the Paris Morgue, in 1894, 75 per cent. showed the lesions of pulmonary tuberculosis. As many cases show lesions only under the microscope, and others recover without lesion, it is quite evident that there is little danger of over-estimating the importance of the disease, either in regard to frequency or the variety of its lesions.
General belief in the profession is that tuberculosis, latent, active, or the remains of previous lesions, is present in about two-thirds of all bodies. Investigation made with a view to determine the point, showed that in the bodies examined, evidence visible to the naked eye of the existence of tuberculosis was present on 66 per cent., was the cause of death in 53 per cent. of these, and was latent in 41 per
cent., while it was of great importance in 6 per cent. In the cases of non-manifest tuberculosis, almost every other body examined showed a concealed depot of infection. These numbers, astounding tho they are, must be regarded as low, however, as the examination was grossly anatomic, the microscope not being used at all, and because, even with the most critical examination by an expert, concealed depots can be overlookt. Hence numerous writers and investigators believe that the disease is practically general in its scope of the human race, and that the individual absolutely free from the tuberculous taint, would be very difficult if not impossible to find.
The reason that the rate of the number of cases varies according to the different authorities, is to be ascribed more to the differing methods of examination than to the difference in frequency of occur
The more quickly fatal cases are now supposed to be instances of mixt infection. The tuberculosis in the body is invariably due to a single definite cause, the existence of the tubercle-bacillus, and is an absolutely specific process; it is almost invariably associated with some other affection. It is now generally recognized that the whole character of phthisis was not determined by the discovery of the bacillus tuberculosis, since it is known that tuberculosis of the lungs is not a pure process. This thought was developt from the fact that in order to obtain a pure test-tube culture of the bacillus, the air must positively be entirely excluded. The next step was the recollection that this exclusion of the air does not exist in the lungs, the bronchial tubes being opened to the air and exposed to constant contamination. Hence, tuberculosis as it exists in our patients is an essentially different process from that obtained by means of the laboratory cult
These complicating infections are generally secondary, and may be considered in some degree as wound infections. The
steps in the process may be described, first, an inherited delicacy of constitution, the diathesis of consumption, enabling easy invasion by the tubercle-bacillus ; second, the invasion and destructive processes of the bacillus, forming the "wound;" third, the invasion of the wound by the streptococcus or other virulent organ
When it is considered that the hectic fever which is so characteristic of phthisis presents exactly the same characteristics as the septic fever following upon any infection of a septic nature, the solution of many of the problems in pulmonary tuberculosis that have led to so much controversy, and with some, to repudiation of the doctrine of the tubercle-bacillus as a causative agent of consumption, will be readily understood. The fever of consumption has its sudden evening elevation followed by sweats of an exhausting nature and later by morning remissions of temperature. This is identical with the pyrexia of erysipelas, of puerperal fever, and of all acute suppurative processes in which pus-producing organisms, and, notably, the streptococcus, play a part.
In the pursuance of this idea, conclusion follows that the destruction of tissue so universal in tuberculosis is possibly due to coexisting bacteria of a pyogenic nature, and that the hectic fever is caused by these, and is but a manifestation of a septic process. We are then in a condition to rightly consider the matters of heredity, the predisposition to attack, the best modes of prevention, and the best modes of treatment. Inquiry should be directed to ascertaining the origin of the delicacy that lessens resistance to disease, the mode of conveyance of the infecting principle, and the best modes of combating these dangers. Treatment of the developed conditions can be studied later.
Phthisis or Pulmonary Tuberculosis.
Phthisis may be defined as a specific inflammatory disease of the lungs, caused primarily by the bacillus tuberculosis, and