On Cardiovascular Affection in Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Chalmers, David King McIntyre (1937) On Cardiovascular Affection in Pulmonary Tuberculosis. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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The subject of the functional and pathological changes, to which the cardiovascular system is exposed in pulmonary tuberculosis, has attracted the interest of observers for many years. The very lack, however, of uniformity of findings and conclusions, denotes that herein lies a field worthy of further investigation. Such investigation is, moreover, justifiable in view of its possible importance in relation to modern therapeutics, and in light of the more recent knowledge of the mechanism of the cardiovascular system, and of the technique of its examination.To the clinician all information regarding the effect of pulmonary tuberculosis on other systems must be of assistance in his estimation of the patient. To the thoracic surgeon, who is daily becoming a more essential link in the therapeutic chain in pulmonary disease generally, a more precise knowledge of the significance of cardiovascular phenomena is of prime importance. The actual relationship between pathological findings in the cardiovascular system, and thoracic surgery, will be outwith the scope of this thesis; but the study has been made, quite apart from its interest as a purely academic problem, with a desire to crystalise the present knowledge of those factors which do affect the heart in pulmonary tuberculosis, A complete study must eventually embrace all intrathoracic disease in this relationship, but it has been necessary to limit the field of investigation in the first instance, in order to render the problem and its solution more clear.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Medicine
Date of Award: 1937
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1937-80099
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2020 09:15
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2020 09:15
URI: https://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/80099

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