Modern Methods in The Prevention and Treatment of Pulmonary Phthisis

Clements, William (1911) Modern Methods in The Prevention and Treatment of Pulmonary Phthisis. MD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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(a) That Pulmonary phthisis is an infectious disease and although hereditary predisposition has some influence, yet, as far as the poorer classes are concerned environment is vastly more important than heredity. (b) That for all classes and especially for the working classes salvation lies far more in prevention than in curative measures. (c) That although compulsory notification of the disease would be attended with beneficial results, much quicker and more lasting benefit would be attained if general medical practitioners as a whole would realise the importance of strict preventive measures by the destruction of all infectious discharges and would insist on these being adequately carried out from the earliest stage of the disease. (d) That a few cases of phthisis can be cured in working class cottages by the employment of open air treatment. (e) There is no specific treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis. Tuberculin has given disappointing results, and drug treatment can only be regarded in the present state of our knowledge as palliative and symptomatic.

Item Type: Thesis (MD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Medicine, Pathology
Date of Award: 1911
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1911-81242
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2020 13:06
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2020 13:06

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