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THIOURACIL---CASE REPORT—By -j§|iM. Wilson, 'Mp,Mfy%6-
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The pH of Aquaphedrin E.B.S. is carefully adjusted
to 5.5, which is at the acid end of the normal range
of nasal secretions. * Hence, Aquaphedrin helps to
restore normal acidity to the mucous membranes,
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To Prevent Nasal Congestion:
Vitamin C has been found to be remarkably effective in relieving some
patients of all symptoms of nasal congestion caused by allergens of types as
diverse as pollens and house dust^ There is no criterion by which response
can be foretold, but a trial treatment entails no hazard, no toxicity to Vitamin C having been reported from doses as high as 1000 mg. daily. ^The
effective doses of from 200 to 500 mg. daily are bringing complete relief to
increasing numbers of patients every month.
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OFFICERS,  1945 - 1946
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concentrated, more stable and more
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For experimental use in prevention
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threatened abortion: 5 capsules
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Total population—estimated   :  311799
Japanese Population—Estimated   __Evac_ated
Chinese population—estimated  _ 395
Hindu population—estimated  **«
Total deaths  299
Chinese  deaths  jg
Deaths—residents only         253
Male,   378;  Female,  313 .   (,91
Deaths  under  one  year  of age  18
Death   rate—per   1,000   births ; 260
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Undulant Fever  j  0
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Erysipelas  2
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These meetings will continue to be amalgamated with the clinical staff meetings of
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October    2—GENERAL MEETING.    Psychopathic Personality.-
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Now.that the war is over, the question of the continued chlorination of water in
Vancouver and Victoria has again arisen. The City Council of Vancouver has come out,
we are told unanimously, in favour of discontinuing this protective measure. One member, Aid. George Buscombe, has been particularly vehement in his remarks. As far as
we have been able to make out from what we have read in the press, no scientific refutation has been given of the reasons which influenced the adoption of the measure of chlorination. The appeal for its cessation seems to be entirely to sentiment, the tradition of
"the purest water in the world," and so on.
It is suggested that a plebiscite be held, and a local quiz poll in the papers has elicited
strong public support for stopping chlorination. But this does not appeal to us as a
reasonable or wise way of settling the question. Any such expression of opinion, in
the case of the vast majority of those who respond, must be based on sentiment, prejudice, or personal bias, rather than knowledge or intelligent appreciation of the facts. We
know this is sometimes said to be the democratic way, but we do not agree for a moment
that this is so, in the truest or best meaning of the word democracy. We cannot agree
that the man in the street, and that includes ourselves, is qualified to give a decision on
such questions, and that his decision is to govern the action of the authorities—and
that is the root of our objection to plebiscites—but that is another story.
We said once before on this page that in our opinion this is not a case for City Councils, or laymen as a whole, to decide. It is a matter for trained experts, just as are "the
questions of immunization, sewage disposal, and other health questions. The men in
charge of our Health Departments, provincial and municipal, are, we believe, unanimous
in recommending the continuation of chlorination, and we should support them in this
The arguments against chlorination are, we believe, thoroughly unsound, and we
have seen no harm whatever that we can recognize as such. They are chiefly in line with
the arguments against anything new, which an old Roman long ago said is always to be
feared—and all health measures have had, at some time or another, to run the gauntlet.
We are quite sure that men like Drs. Amyot and Dolman have no personal axe to grind
when they urge chlorination, and that their opinion is based on the most scrupulous and
disinterested investigation of the facts, and upon an exact and trained scientific knowledge
of preventive medicine. These things must be our guides, not the demagogic clamour of
men who know nothing of the subject. We cannot disregard the warnings and advice of
our Health Authorities without grave risk to life and health. We have no right to run
this risk. It is, we tJiink, the duty of the medical profession to support those who are in
charge of Preventive Medicine and Health, by every means in our power—in personal
contact with the public, and by any other methods at our disposal, private or public.
The question at stake is not only the necessity or otherwise for chlorination: it is a bigger
matter. It is whether in matters of public health we are to be governed by the best considerations, and by the expert knowledge of those whom we put in charge of our health,
or by prejudice and reaction.   We trust that the former will be the case.
The old institution of the Annual Dinner, which was discontinued during
the war years, is to be revived.
Plans are being made for Friday, November 30 th.
The keynote of the Dinner will be the welcome back to practice of our
former members, and it is expected that this will be a particularly happy
P*ge Two Hundred and Sixty-seven LILBRARY NOTES
Medical Clinics of North America, Symposium on Medical Emergencies, Mayo Clinic
number, July, 1945.
Recent Advances in Medicine, 11th ed., 1944, Beaumont and Dodds.
Oxford Loose Leaf Medicine Supplements, as follows:
Bright's Disease, by Dr. Henry A. Christian (Revision of article).
Reticulum Cell Sarcoma and Giant Follicle Lymphoma and Lymphosarcoma, by
Dr. Henry Jackson, Jr., and Dr. Frederic Parker, Jr. (New articles).
Industrial Toxicology, by Dr. Alice Hamilton and Dr. Rutherford T. Johnstone.
(Revision of article.)
Food-Borne Disease, by Dr. V. A. Getting.   (New article.)
Aphasia, by Dr. J. M. Nielsen.   (Revision of article.)
MY SECOND LIFE, by Thomas Hall Shastin, 1174 pp., $10.00, George Wahr, Ann
Arbor, 1944.
Interesting autobiographies of famous surgeons have been written lately, each tending
toward greater size. Of these, "My Second Life" by Dr. Thomas Hall Shastid is just
about the biggest, covering 1200 pages. The Doctor, in a fascinating style, describes
the experiences of his early youth, more especially his relations with his father, an early
physician in southern Illinois, who had impressed him enormously. Much data is included
about Lincoln and the men of his era since the locale of the book is around Lincoln's
early home. I would strongly recommend the book to any student of American history.
Nothing especially technical is included that would be uninteresting to a layman, and,
as it consists of a large series of relatively unrelated incidents, any one of these can be
read as a short story.
H. M.
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Henry Jackson, Jr., A.B., M.D.
It is difficult to coin a proper term to cover all the neoplastic and near-neoplastic
diseases of the lymph nodes and lymphoid tissue. Perhaps the best compromise is the
term malignant lymphoma. Under this, then, I would classify the various forms of
Hodgkin's disease, as well as reticulum cell sarcoma, giant follicle lymphoma and lymphosarcoma.   It is my purpose to discuss these entities from a practical point of view.
Before entering into a discussiorl of these various diseases I would like to say a word
about biopsies and I realize that I may well be treading on somebody's toes in so doing.
It is, however, far too important a subject to omit.
No clear-cut and definitive diagnosis can be made in any of the lymphoma group
without an adequate and proper biopsy. It may well be that no biopsy can be taken
but if there be an accessible mass or lymph node which can be safely approached a
biopsy should be taken in every case. The clean excision of an isolated lymph node has
never in my experience been followed by any trouble. One should not choose a small
satellite lymph node for these are often the site of entirely non-specific and non-diagnostic changes. In all cases a reasonably large lymph node should be taken. Furthermore
it should immediately be fixed in an appropriate fixative, preferably Zenker's fluid, and
subsequently stained by appropriate methods. Unless the pathologist has at hand such an
adequately fixed and stained section he cannot possibly make a correct diagnosis.
By and large the groin should be avoided and it is risky to cut into a large mass or
to cut across a large lymph node, leaving a portion of it behind. Above all the tissue
must be fixed immediately. Even the most experienced pathologist cannot make an
accurate diagnosis from a gross specimen.
Giant Follicle Lymphoma
Giant follicle lymphoma or follicular lymphoblastoma was originally described by
Brill, Baehr and Rosenthal in 1925. The characteristic histologic feature of the classic
type of giant follicle lymphoma is the tremendous number of huge lymphoid follicles
often visible with a hand lens in the fresh specimen or stained section. The greatly
enlarged follicles virtually fill the entire node, compress the surrounding pulp and not
infrequently break through the capsule.
The disease must be differentiated from chronic nonspecific inflammatory conditions
of the lymph nodes. Uniformity of the cells within the follicles, lack of phagocytosis
and invasion of the capsule all favor the diagnosis of giant follicle lymphoma. It is well
to remember also that chronic enlargement of lymph nodes in an adult only rarely is
due to inflammation alone, unless the causative effect is obvious. This generality is too
often disregarded.
The lymphadenopathy may be generalized but more commonly appears to be confined, especially in the early stages of the disease, to a comparatively small region. Involvement of the retroperitoneal nodes is, however, common. Internal organs, such as
the spleen, are involved occasionally even in the uncomplicated disease. Much more
rarely there is giant follicle formation in the liver, bone marrow, breast and other
The predominant cell in the enlarged follicles may be the lymphocyte or the reticulum cell. Baehr believes that the condition is a form of lymphosarcoma and further
states that in the terminal stage of the disease he has twice observed a marked increase
in leukocytes and the appearance of lymphoblasts in the blood stream. It is our experi-
ience, too, that in certain cases the condition develops into lymphosarcoma, the type
cell then being the lymphocyte or lymphoblast.
Similarly, though less often, there may arise subsequently from the predominant
reticulum cells a reticulum cell sarcoma or presumably from the same cell Hodgkin's
disease of one or the other type.   This metamorphosis into a more malignant disease may
be seen occasionally in some small portion of an excised lymph node, when the patient is
Read at Vancouver Medical Association Summer School,  1945.
Page Two Hundred Sixty-nine first seen, or it may occur months or years later, when all the histological evidence of
the original giant follicle lymphoma has disappeared. It is obvious that two or more
biopsies or a biopsy and subsequent autopsy are necessary to combat the claims made by
some that such changes are fortuitous.
In our own series there were 25 cases that at the time of biopsy showed the characteristic histological picture of simple, uncomplicated, giant follicle lymphoma as originally described by Baehr. Fifteen of these cases remained uncomplicated so far as could
be told. With the passage of time, however, as proved by subsequent biopsy or autopsy,
5 developed Hodgkin's granuloma, 1 lymphosarcoma, 1 Hodgkin's sarcoma *and 1 reticulum cell sarcoma.    Two patients were lost sight of.
Fourteen additional cases showed at the time of first biopsy evidences of transformation into some other type, that is, within the node showing the characteristic picture of
giant follicle lymphoma there were small areas having the histological features characteristic of some other form of malignant lymphoma. In 10 the picture was that of a
lymphosarcoma. In 2 there was uiunistakable evidence of Hodgkin's granuloma, and
in one each were seen the features of reticulum cell sarcoma and Hodgkin's sarcoma.
In every instance the subsequent course of the disease was that of the particular form of
lymphoma evidenced by the first biopsy.
It is evident, therefore, that while giant follicle lymphoma is a comparatively benign
condition, there is a strong tendency for the condition to become malignant, for 28 per
cent of our patients eventually developed "lymphosarcoma," confirming Baehr's contention that the giant follicle lymphoma is a specialized form of that disease, and in 29
per cent more one or another form of lymphoma developed, and the subsequent course
was that of the second type.
Giant follicle lymphoma is most common in middle aged and elderly people though
it may be seen at any age. All of our patients were 20 years of age as were Baehr's;
Baehr reported cases from the age of 20 to 68 with an average of 42 years. The rarity
in the first decade of life of giant follicle lymphoma in comparison with the simple
inflammatory conditions of the lymph nodes on the one hand and the occurrence of
lymphosarcoma, lymphatic leukemia and Hodgkin's granuloma on the other is worth
more than passing notice from the diagnostic point of view.
The onset is insidious, the initial symptoms being most commonly painless enlarge-'
ment of the superficial lymph nodes which are discrete, soft or rubbery and non-adherent.
It is worth noting that inguinal lymphadenopathy is far more common early in the
disease than in other form of lymphoma.   Systemic symptoms, such as fever and loss of
weight, are rare.
Anemia does not develop, unless complications occur, and the white blood cell count
and the differential cell count are normal, unless lymphatic leukemia develops, a complication which has been reported, although we personally have not seen it.
The disease in its simple and uncomplicated form may be confused with acute and
chronic inflammatory lymphadenitis, Hodgkin's disease, tuberculosis, lymphatic leukemia
and indeed with any condition causing painless enlargement of superficial lymph nodes
without other symptoms of note. It is obvious, therefore, that the diagnosis can be
made only by very careful histological examination of an excised lymph node. In some
cases the differential diagnosis between the disease and a simple inflammatory condition
may be impossible. Under these circumstances the patient must be watched carefully
over a period of time and subsequently biopsies taken if it seems wise. From a clinical
point of view, the larger the nodes, the more generalized the adenopathy, the more liable
the diagnosis of giant follicle lymphoma is to be correct.
The course of the disease naturally is variable and depends to a large extent upon
whether or not the initial simple giant follicle lymphoma is replaced subsequently by
some other form of lymphoma.
In those cases showing only uncomplicated giant follicle lymphoma, there is usually
painless lymphadenopathy, most frequently in the inguinal or cervical regions. The
lymph nodes are soft or rubbery, discrete and unattached to the surrounding tissues.
Page Two Hundred and Seventy Occasionally they are tender. In 12 of Baehr's 19 cases the spleen was enlarged.
Splenomegaly in our own experience has been less frequent. Only 4 of 15 cases, which
apparently remained simple and uncomplicated, had during life clinical evidence of
enlargement of this organ. Hepatomegaly is still more unusual. In a few cases there is
loss of weight, anorexia, or abdominal distress, the latter symptom presumably being due
to enlargement of retroperitoneal nodes. Serious effusions in the pleural and peritoneal
cavities were found in 6 of our 3 9 cases. , So far as our experience goes, in the pure form
of giant follicle lymphoma the blood picture remains essentially normal.
In short, we believe that in patients suffering from the uncomplicated condition
such symptoms as they have are due to the presence of painless, though often generalized,
lymphadenopathy. It should be emphasized that not infrequently the lymph nodes
regress spontaneously for a time and thus lull both the patient and the physician into a
false sense of security. Such temporary regression, even though of comparatively long
duration, is not infrequent. Should some other form of lymphoma develop, signs and
symptoms of that disease are not slow in appearing and the occurrence of symptoms and
signs, such as marked loss of weight, hematemesis, fever, bloody pleurisy with effusions
and the like, call for a careful re-evaluation of the patient's prognosis and treatment.
The treatment of giant follicle lymphoma is prompt irradiation; to such therapy the
condition responds favorably, as Baehr has pointed out.
Lymph nodes involved by pure giant follicle lymphoma are commonly very sensitive
to X-ray and 200 r to 800 r to each portal are often sufficient to bring ^foout their
complete disappearance. Further radiation should be withheld until additional signs and
symptoms appear, at which time a second biopsy should be done, if a superficial lymph
node is accessible, in order to rule in or out the development of some other form of
malignant lymphoma. If the disease remains uncomplicated, subsequent X-ray treatments may be moderate. If, however, by biopsy or clinical evidence it appears that
some other type of lymphoma has appeared, correspondingly heavier doses should be used.
It is possible that radical surgical intervention might bring about better results, provided the disease process is sharply limited to one readily accessible area, though we have
no very good evidence that such is the case. All foci of infection should be removed
if possible.
The prognosis of giant follicle lymphoma is varied and depends in large measure on
whether the type changes or not. So long as the disease remains simple and uncomplicated the outlook is fairly good, the average duration being in the neighborhood of _
years, and a small number of cases are alive and free from symptoms as long as 12 years
after their initial symptom. If, however, the type changes or complications ensue, the
prognosis becomes that of the newly developed condition. In all cases the prognosis
must be guarded.  Sudden death may occur, though it is very rare.
Reticulum- Cell Sarcoma exclusive of that of Bone.
This tumour is known by a confusing number of synonyms such as Retothelsarcom,
large round sell sarcoma, lymphosarcoma reticulum cell type and reticulocytoma. As
far as we can learn, Ewing in 1913 first suggested that certain tumours might £>e
derived from reticulum cells.
Many authors still regard reticulum cell sarcoma as one variety of lymphosarcoma
and use the term lymphosarcoma, reticulum cell type. However, we believe that reticulum cell sarcoma is a distinct entity from the point of view of histogenesis, cell type,
pathological and clinical characteristics.
From our 24 autopsies on cases of reticulum cell sarcoma, which occurred among a
total of 17,458 autopsies at the Boston City Hospital, it would seem that the point of
origin of the tumour was most common in the retroperitoneal nodes or in the gastrointestinal tract. Occasionally it arose in the mediastinal or cervical nodes or in the
pharynx.    Two tumours were primary in the substance of the brain.
Clinical evidence substantiates the frequency with which the tumour originated in
Page Two Hundred and Seventy-one J'(1
the gastrointestinal tract, especially the stomach, but indicates, on the other hand, a
frequent origin in the pharynx, especially the tonsil, and in the cervical lymph nodes.
The lymph nodes are almost invariably involved, the gastrointestinal tract very
frequently, and in decreasing order of frequency the liver, spleen, tonsils and brain.
The common initial symptoms reflect the invasive and destructive character of the
condition. Pain, often constant and occasionally extreme, is frequent and is liable to be
resistant to the usual forms of irradiation therapy. It is most common in the neck or
deep in the abdomen. It cannot, we believe, be too strongly emphasized that persistently
enlarged nodes in an adult must be regarded as "neoplastic" until proved to be benign.
Enlarged lymph nodes, usually in the cervical region, are frequent early in the
course of the disease, though superficial, painless lymphadenopathy as the only initial
symptom is far less common than in Hodgkin's granuloma or Hodgkin's paragranuloma.
The nodes not infrequently are painful, occasionally tender and usually firm or even of
ihe stony hard consistence usually -regarded as characteristic of metastatic carcinoma.
In sharp contrast to Hodgkin's granuloma the nodes not infrequently are fixed to the
underlying tissues, and occasionally the overlying skin is thickened and of a dull brownish red color. The firm consistence of the nodes and their tendency to fixation is of some
value in the clinical differentiation of reticulum cell sarcoma from Hodgkin's disease.
Long continued sore throat was an initial symptom in over 20 per cent of our cases, and
the persistence of this symptom for any great length of time in an elderly patient always
should arouse the suspicion of malignant disease, particularly if associated with bleeding,
notable enlargement of the tonsil or other symptoms suggestive of neoplastic disease.
Dysphagia was found to be an occasional initial complaint. It may be caused by pressure
from enlarged lymph nodes or much more rarely by an intrinsic lesion of the esophagus
itself. Loss of weight is frequent, even early in the disease. Nasal obstruction, often
intermittent and associated with a purulent or more rarely a sanguineous discharge, is
an infrequent but important initial symptom as pharyngeal reticulum cell sarcoma is
one of the most formidable and distressing forms of the disease. These nasal symptoms
in elderly people, when not caused by obvious infection, must be evaluated very carefully. Chills, fever, general malaise and sweating are conspicuously absent, particularly
so in contract to Hodgkin's granuloma.
Reticulum cell sarcoma may arise in any organ of the body, and of course any organ
may be invaded subsequently either directly or by metastatic nodules. This is true also
in Hodgkin's disease, but from a clinical point of view there is very great difference
between these conditions, not only in regard to their initial symptomatology but also in
respect to the organs involved. In reticulum cell sarcoma neither the mediastinum nor
the lungs are involved nearly so commonly as in Hodgkin's granuloma or sarcoma, nor
are the liver and spleen, and these latter organs, even when involved, are not apt to reach
the massive size often seen in Hodgkin's disease. On the other hand, clinical evidence of
secondary bone lesions is relatively infrequent in reticulum cell sarcoma (16 per cent)
as compared to Hodgkin's sarcoma (50 per cent), though rarely one sees massive bone
destruction apparently secondary to a focus elsewhere and similar to the massive primary
reticulum cell sarcoma of bone.
Involvement of the pharynx is common in reticulum cell sarcoma (34 per cent);
rare in Hodgkin's sarcoma (15 per cent) and exceedingly rare in Ho_gkin's granuloma.
Of the pharyngeal tumours, those of the tonsils are by far the most frequent.
Clinical evidence of the involvement of the gastrointestinal tract is seen in approximately 20 per cent of the cases. The lesion usually is single and is most common in the
stomach, where it may give rise to symptoms indistinguishable from those of carcinoma,
namely, epigastric pain, anorexia, vomiting, hematemesis and often marked and rapid
loss of weight. Unfortunately such lesions often are silent.
A slight degree of anaemia is seen in half the cases. The white count is normal.
Once the condition has made itself manifest further symptoms are not slow in appearing,
and these, once more, indicate the destructive nature of the disease. It is to be noted in
particular that loss of weight and pain are common and often extreme. We have seen
Page Two Hundred and Seventy-two one patient die apparently from excessive continual pain. Sore throat, dysphagia, hemoptysis, hematuria, melena and nasal obstruction are seen more commonly during the
course of the disease than in any other form of lymphoma.
On the other hand pronounced fever unless due to associated sepsis is rare, and the
itching and marked tachycardia so common even early in Hodgkin's granuloma is almost
never encountered. The so-called Pel-Ebstein fever does not occur in this condition.
The usual course of the disease is relentlessly onward. The spontaneous remissions,
occasionally seen in Hodgkin's granuloma, do not in our experience occur.
The treatment of choice in those forms of reticulum cell sarcoma which are not
amenable to surgical intervention (and it must be confessed that very few are) is
heavy irradiation with high voltage X-ray, though it must be said that this form of
therapy is not always attended by any notable degree of success. Often, however, the
results of X-ray are at least temporarily gratifying. For those cases in which the disease
appears to be more or less generalized our experience would lead us to believe that heavy
doses of X-ray are indicated. We are inclined to favor the X-ray therapy programme
outlined by Sugarbaker and Craver and to advocate, as they do, a total dosage of 2,000
r to 3,000 r to each area involved, this amount to be given over an appropriate period
of time. If the process is sharply limited, yet not amenable to radical intervention, as,
for example, in the nasopharynx, we would advocate such dosages of X-ray as are employed in carcinoma, namely, from 4,000 to 5,000 r over an appropriate period of time.
Further X-ray therapy should be withheld until new signs or symptoms require treatment. It is our firm belief that the roentgenologist and clinician should follow the
patient together and that decisions as to treatment should be reached in consultation.
It is hardly necessary to point out that the treatment of each case must be individualized. If the process is apparently sharply confined, and no distant metastases are apparent, radical surgery seems clearly to be indicated. It should be remembered, however, that like other sarcomas, the pathological process not infrequently extends beyond
the limits that are obviously diseased, and therefore excision should be wide.
In general the prognosis of reticulum cell sarcoma is poor. Neither age nor sex
appear to be of any particular prognostic import. In general, those patients whose
initial symptom is merely painless lymphadenopathy have a relatively good prognosis.
Of the 22 cases in whom the disease first manifested itself in this manner, 55 per cent
survived the 3-year period, and the average duration of life in this group was 3.6 years;
5 survived over 6 years. On the other hand, when the disease begins with pain or with
symptoms such as dyspnea, melena or hematemesis, indicating involvement of internal
organs, the outlook is Correspondingly poor. Seventy-five per cent of the patients who
lived more than 3 years had painless enlargement of superficial lymph nodes as the first
obvious sign of the condition, while of those patients who lived 6 months or less nearly
90 per cent had initially either pain or some symptom indicating visceral involvement.
Neither splenomegaly nor hepatomegaly appear to be of prognostic importance, but involvement of the mediastinal nodes, the lung or the gastrointestinal tract is of ill omen.
Fourteen of our 18 cases that lived less than 6 months from onset had involvement of
either the lung, mediastinal lymph nodes or gastrointestinal tract, and all of those
patients with mediastinal or gastrointestinal tract involvement died within less than one
year of onset except 1, in whom the disease was discovered comparatively early so that
radical surgical intervention could be carried out with apparent success. It should be
remembered that as in other forms of malignant lymphoma sudden death may occur.
Lymphosarcoma, one of the rarest forms of "lymphoma," was described originally
by Kundrat. The Literature on the subject is extraordinarily confusing. On the one
hand the reader often has difficulty in being certain whether a given writer refers to
true lymphosarcoma or some other variety of lymphoma, and on the other hand certain
authors with easy disregard for exact nomenclature and pathological entities include
under the term lymphosarcoma many other quite separate and distinct primary diseases
of lymph nodes.   The situation is confused further by the facts that lymphosarcoma and
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lymphatic leukemia may coexist in a given patient, and that lymphatic leukemia may
develop in a patient with lymphosarcoma, whose blood previously had been entirely
Lymphosarcoma is a highly malignant, invasive tumour composed of mature or
immature lymphocytes. We restrict the term lymphosarcoma to those cases which present a single invasive and destructive primary tumour. While invasion of neighboring
structures is common, metastases are rare, and widespread involvement of the lymphoid
tissue is not found with the exception of those cases in which leukemia develops.
Grossly the tumour varies somewhat in appearance. In some instances the lymph
nodes can be recognized as such, although markedly enlarged; in others their outlines
cannot be distinguished. The tumour then appears as a large, more or less homogeneous
mass of tissue. The color varies from white to pinkish to yellowish. Areas of necrosis
are not infrequent. The consistence may be soft or fairly firm. Histologically the
tumour is composed of mature lymphocytes or of lymphoblasts. Mitoses usually are
numerous. Neither giant cells nor multinucleated cells occur. The age distribution of
lymphosarcoma differs strikingly from that of any other form of malignant lymphoma.
It is commonest in early childhood and is again found in the later decades. It is extremely rare between the ages of 20 and 40.
The initial symptoms in childhood are pallor, bleeding, enlarged lymph nodes or
mediastinal tumour. In adults we see enlarged cervical lymph nodes, fatigue, loss of
weight, cough, sore throat and abdominal pain.
The course of the disease is almost always progressive to death. Great alleviation of
symptoms and marked inprovement in health may follow X-ray therapy. The results,
however, are but transitory, and often it seems that the more favourable the initial
treatment, the sooner the disease will return. Aside from appropriate high-voltage X-ray
at proper intervals, there is little to be offered other than symptomatic relief. Transfusions are, of course, indicated if the red blood cell count falls, or if a bleeding tendency develops, as it so frequently does in children.
The question of radical surgery is a moot one. We have seen but one case suitable
for such therapy. There are a number of reports of successful excision of a localized
lymphosarcoma, and radical surgery might well be indicated in certain cases, though a
careful scrutiny of the case reports in the literature leaves some doubt as to whether
these patients had lymphosarcoma or reticulum cell sarcoma, the latter a condition in
which we do believe that radical surgery may rarely result in a cure.
Lymphosarcoma kills rapidly, especially in childhood. No case under 12 years of age
lived more than 8. months; most were dead in 4 months. In the older age groups an
occasional case will live 3 or even 4 years from onset.
Just a word about primary reticulum cell sarcoma of bone first described by Dr.
Frederic Parker and myself in 1939. It occurs at any age. The X-r_.y picture is
extremely varied. A diagnosis can be made only by careful biopsy. The symptoms are
those of any bone tumour—pain. It is extraordinary how large the tumour may grow
and leave the patient in good health. Pathological fracture is frequent. Any bone may
be involved.
It is impossible to conclude exactly what the best form of treatment is. Amputation
followed by irradiation to the adjacent nodes seems to give the best results; and even
very massive tumours may be cured. Of 6 cases treated by this method 5 are alive and
well from 7 to 17 years after onset. The remaining case died but there were metastases
at the time of operation. It is a curable tumour though one would never think so from
its gross or microscopic appearance.
Hodgkin's Disease.
Hodgkin's disease should be divided into three separate forms, namely, the para-,
granuloma, granuloma and sarcoma.   This classification is being increasingly recognized
and is of practical value to both the pathologist and the clinician because each form
runs a different course and has a different prognosis.
Page Two Hundred and Seventy-four This is not the time nor the place to enter into the details of the pathological
features of each form. A few generalities may be in order. In each form of Hodgkin's
disease we find the typical Reed-Sternberg cells, described incidentally forty years before
these authors' description by the Englishman Greenfield. Without these cells the diagnosis cannot be made. In Hodgkin's granuloma there is in addition fibrosis and necrosis.
In the paragranulomatous form neither of these changes are found. In the sarcomatous
form the Reed-Sternberg cells are predominant and both classic and very young forms
are found in such profusion as to give the appearance of a true tumour, which in essence
this type of the disease actually is.
Hodgkin's paragranuloma is a comparatively benign condition, the onset of which
is usually heralded solely by painful lymphadenopathy most frequently in the cervical
region. The condition occurs at any age. At first systemic symptoms are absent. In
fact the patient appears initially in good health. Many patients with this condition live
a comparatively long time. Unfortunately, however, approximately 20 per cent progress after months or years into Hodgkin's granuloma and then the prognosis is that
of the latter condition. It must be emphasied that the insidiousness of the onset in no
way precludes the development of this change and one cannot, even by the most careful
histologic study, distinguish those cases that are going to progress from those which will
remain unaltered. If this condition does remain unaltered, that is if the lesion persists
as a paragranuloma, the patient may well live 10, 15 or even 30 years without serious
impairment to health. As already indicated, if Hodgkin's granuloma develops, the signs
and symptoms of that condition ensue.
In simple Hodgkin's paragranuloma some enlargement of the mediastinal lymph
nodes may occur and this complication carries with it no serious import. Enlargement
of the spleen, the development of fever, generalized lymphadenopathy or other symptoms
of the granulomatous form, indicate that the change is about to take place. One of our
patients developed a small mass in the neck in 1905. This slowly grew until 1910 and
was then excised. It showed the typical histological picture of Hodgkin's paragranuloma.
Subsequent biopsies in 1936 and 1939 showed the same lesion and the patient is alive
and well today. A second patient had a paragranuloma in 1920. The mass was completely excised and the patient remained perfectly well until 1940 when more cervical
lymph-nodes appeared. These proved to be the granulomatous form and the patient
died of that condition a year later, but 21 years after the initial lesion. A third patient
with paragranuloma did very well for a little over a year and then suddenly developed
generalized lymphadenopathy, fever, and marked ansemia. He died approximately two
years from onset. From these three examples one can see that caution is needed in regard
to prognosis—caution flavoured, if you will, with some degree of hope.
It is difficult to be dogmatic about the treatment of this condition. If the lymph
nodes are very few in number and sharply confined to any easily accessible region, it is
probable that the radical dissection followed by prophylactic irradiation is the treatment
of choice. If there are many lymph nodes, or if they are situated in more than one area,
irradiation is the only treament that can be properly advocated.
From the cases cited already it is clear that patients must be followed with care and
examined at reasonably.frequent intervals in order to determine whether there are any
signs or symptoms calling for prompt treatment. Even in the field of malignant disease
it is easier to keep a patient relatively well than to overcome symptoms of advanced
The amount of irradiation and its exact type should in my opinion be left to the
radiologist. It is further my considered opinion that the internist and radiologist should
care for the patient conjointly, not as separately acting physicians.
Hodgkin's granuloma, far more common than the paragranulomatous form, also
occurs at any age. It is generally taught that this form is far more frequently seen in
the early twenties and is infrequent in childhood or old age. It cannot be too strongly
emphasized that such is not the case.    The incidence of the condition is virtually the
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:1 same throughout the first six decades. All forms of Hodgkin's disease are more frequent
in males.
The histological features of this form of Hodgkin's disease are well known to all and
have already been referred to. It is of the greatest importance to recognize clearly the
extraordinary protean character of the symptomatology of this condition. It is true
that in the majority of cases painless enlargement of the cervical lymph nodes first
attracts the patient's attention, yet so diverse are the symptoms and so varied are the
signs that practically any disease may be simulated and system may be implicated. As I
have said, cervical lymphadenopathy is by far the most frequent initial symptom. However, pain, weakness, loss of weight and itching may be seen early in the condition and
unless one searches carefully for superficial lymph nodes the true nature of the condition
may be overlooked. The patient not infrequently gives a history of tuberculous lymph
nodes many years before and it is well known that tuberculosis follows Hodgkin's granuloma like a shadow. In the majority of cases this condition progresses inexorably to a
fatal termination, but the course is extremely variable and aside from the broadest generalities it is impossible in any given case to predict what changes will take place or
precisely when they will occur. The disease does not advance in an even orderly
fashion. Remissions occasionally occur in a quite unpredictable manner and patients
who have seemed to be failing under the best treatment may unaccountably respond
favorably to what is regarded as a final therapeutic gesture. On the other hand, it is
not unusual to see a patient who has been doing well for many months, or even years,
become rapidly worse and die within a few weeks.
In view of the fact that virtually any system of the body may be involved, it seems
profitless to enumerate all the symptoms which may arise. It might be well, however to
refer especially to certain features. In the first place, bone is not infrequently involved,
giving rise to moderate or intractable pain. Some 20 per cent of patients have clinical
evidence of bone involvement. The spine is most frequently involved but any bone
may be.
Bone involvement may be early and there may at first be few or no radiologic signs.
One of our cases was treated for over a year by a very competent internist who believed
that the patient's low back pain was due to an orthopedic condition. In reality there was
very early involvement of the lumbar spine and the sacro-iliac region by Hodgkin's
granuloma. Another patient had marked involvement of three lumbar vertebrae with
considerable degree of collapse. His really severe pain was controlled by salicylates and
for 6 years after the development of the bone lesion he was a constant and skillful skier
and general all-round athlete. Pathological fracture is rare in contrast to primary
reticulum cell sarcoma of bone in which it is frequent.
Gastrointestinal symptoms are very frequent, but, paradoxically enough, actual
gastrointestinal lesions are comparatively rare. Anorexia, nausea and vomiting may be
distressing. They are frequently relieved by moderate irradiation directed from the back
to the para-aortic and retro-peritoneal lymph nodes.
Intrinsic lesions of the gastrointestinal tract though rare are important. They may
occur in the esophagus, the stomach or the intestine. In the stomach the lesions may be
ulcerative or more frequently infiltrative. In the intestine they are most frequently
ulcerative and curiously enough rarely give rise to any symptoms. The rupture of
such a lesion, unsuspected by either the patient or the physician, occasionally brings
about sudden death. One of our patients, apparently in good condition, was sent off on
his vacation and died suddenly 6 hours later.
Skin lesions may be of any sort, ulcerative, nodular or infiltrative. It is perhaps not
sufficiently widely appreciated that skin lesions occur. Some of them are of a nonspecific sort, but others, particularly the nodular and ulcerative type, show on biopsy
the typical histologic picture of Hodgkin's granuloma. Herpes zoster is frequent and
often leaves an ugly scar behind, and in certain cases may be of the haemorrhagic variety.
It is said to be due, in part, to involvement of the dorsal roots supplying the involved
area and X-ray therapy to the appropriate segment may, therefore, be indicated.    The
Page Two Hundred and Seventy-six nodular lesions are best treated by X-ray; those which are ulcerated sometimes respond
well to X-ray therapy and sometimes clear up remarkably well by the local application
of a salve containing vitamins A and D. Such a salve must be used with caution, however, as rather sharp untoward reactions have been seen following its use. Itching, as
has been said, is a fairly frequent symptom and may be extremely distressing. This
symptom perhaps is* best relieved by irradiation to the retroperitoneal lymph nodes.
Topical applications have little effect.
Involvement of the mediastinal nodes is common and the tumour may reach massive
size, producing cough and dyspnea, either or both of which may be severe. It is very
unusual to see mediastinal involvement without at least some peripheral nodes. This
point may be of some practical value in diagnosis. Mediastinal tumours usually respond
well to irradiation.
The parenchyma of the lung is involved in nearly one-third of the cases. There may
be extension from a mediastinal mass or there may be isolated nodular masses toward
the periphery of the lung. These too respond well to X-ray. It is perhaps worth while
noting that hemoptysis is rare in Hodgkin's disease. This symtom should arouse a suspicion of tuberculosis. The spleen is enlarged in the majority of cases and may reach
massive size.
The central nervous system proper is not involved, but granulomatous processes may
infiltrate around the cord and compress it in such a fashion that either a spastic or, even
more frequently, flaccid paralysis ensues. It is surprising what good results may be
obtained in many of these cases by appropriate X-ray therapy to the region involved.
One of our patients, a police sergeant, became completely paralyzed from the waist
down. He was given repeated X-ray treatments to the involved area and after 3
months time he was able to return to active police duty. Patients with this type of
involvement are prone to show a mid-zone gold sol curve in the spinal fluid.
Fever is a frequent finding, particularly late in the disease. It usually is typeless.
Any temperature is likely to be accompanied by a corresponding tachycardia, the pulse
rate rising to 120 or even 160 with high temperatures. Rarely one encounters the so-
called Pel-Ebstein fever in which the temperature rises steadily each day to a maximum
of 104 degrees to 106 degrees and then, with equal steadiness, subsides to normal. There
then follows an afebrile period which lasts for weeks or months. The fever eventually,
however, returns, the afebrile periods become shorter and eventually the temperature
becomes continuously high.   Death is then not far off.
Curiously enough, this type of fever is often seen in patients with little or no peripheral lymphadenopathy. Though called after Pel and Ebstein it should be called Mur-
chison's fever, because this English investigator accurately described this type of fever
many years before either Pel or Ebstein, and Murchison further described it in a case of
Hodgkin's disease.    Neither Pel nor Ebstein knew of its origin or nature.
A moderate and rarely severe degree of anaemia frequently develops, particularly in
children. If the red count falls below 3,500,000 I believe that transfusions of blood
are called for and they should be continued until the red count is normal or until further
transfusions produce no beneficial effect. The bloods must be carefully matched, for
otherwise severe reactions may occur. Indeed, they may even then but the trial is worth
the remote danger. In addition the white count is frequently elevated and the percentage of polymorphonuclears is moderately or greatly increased. Very rarely, the blood
may mildly simulate myelogenous leukemia.
The treatment of Hodgkin's granuloma is appropriate irradiation except for the
extremely rare case in which the lymph nodes are very few and sharply confined to one
region. Under such circumstances, as with paragranuloma, it is probably justifiable to
do a radical dissection followed by prophylactic X-ray therapy.
How much X-ray should be given and when? This question cannot properly be
answered categorically and there are several schools of thought on the subject. With
full recognition that such is the case, may I outline our own procedure. We use high
voltage, that is, 250,000 volts. When the patient is first seen any involved area is
given from 250 to 1800 r over an appropriate' interval and with due regard to the
patient's general condition.   No patient can stand too much X-ray in any one area nor
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too much X-ray in general over a given period of time. It is better to undertreat than
to overtreat and, as has been said before, the internist and the radiologist should consider
the matter of treatment conjointly. The results of such treatment, as you know, do
not occur until after several weeks and it is wise to advise the patient that such is the
case. Further treatment should probably be withheld until other symptoms or signs
develop of such magnitude as to require therapeutic attention. Each case is a law unto
itself and no two cases will respond in the same manner. Too much X-ray treatment is
as bad as too little and aside from the deleterious effects that excess X-ray may have on
the skin, we must remember that internal organs may well be damaged.
We must not forget, however, that ordinary care, good food, rest, fresh air, as well
as transfusions of blood and X-ray therapy are all of material value. The beneficial
results of all of these therapeutic agents are well known.
The average case of Hodgkin's granuloma lives approximately 4 to 5 years, but no
individual is an average. I would like especially to stress this point for so often do we
dwell on "averages" and so infrequently do we recognize that the individual case at
hand may well deviate sharply from that "average." Therein lies both hope and fear.
Is it not our part to be hopeful for our patient event though in our heart of hearts we
may be fearful?
A very reasonable number of cases of Hodgkin's granuloma live 10 or even 15 years.
Forty-five per cent of our cases under observation today have had their disease from 5
to 10 years and 5 per cent have had it for over 10. I personally have seen but one case
which could be regarded as a true cure, being alive, well, free from symptoms 30 years
after the initial symptom. Several other cases of apparent cures have, however, been
seen by other physicians. The disease is a grim one but not entirely hopeless. Very rarely
Hodgkin's granuloma progresses into the sarcomatous form. Such transformation is less
frequent than the comparable progression of a paragranuloma into a granuloma.
Hodgkin's sarcoma, originally described by Ewing, is the most rapidly fatal form of
this condition. In contrast to Hodgkin's granuloma, it is a disease seen in older people
and is most frequent in the 50's and 60's. It is practically never seen below the age of
30. In contrast to the granulomatous form, pain is the most frequent initial symptom.
It is usually abdominal, is unrelated to meals and is often accompanied by loss of weight.
Weakness, dyspnea, cough and vomiting may occur very early. Symptoms indicating
involvement of internal organs are not infrequent early in the disease. In a very short
time marked fatigue, great loss of weight, dyspnea, hematemesis, cough and other systemic symptoms appear, thus reflecting the rapid, invasive and malignant character of
the tumour. The disease runs an insidious, rapid course, even though the initial response
to X-ray therapy may appear to be' good.
The gastrointestinal tract is involved in nearly 50 per cent of the cases. Involvement in bone, on the other hand, is less frequent than in the granulomatous form. The
central nervous system proper may be involved. We have seen 3 cases in which there
was invasion of the pituitary and 2 cases in which there was a tumour of the cerebellum.
In one of these latter cases complete autopsy showed that there were no metastases. This
form of Hodgkin's disease, therefore, may fall within the province of a neurologist or
neuro-surgeon. The disease progresses very rapidly and death occurs usually within a
year and a half from onset. I have seen no case survive three years and many patients
died within a few months of apparent onset. As for therapy, all one can say is that
X-ray is indicated as a palliative measure.
Finally, I would like to say a few words about what we should say to the patient and
to the family. If the patient be a physician, I believe he should be told the truth in so
far as we know it, avoiding, obviously, any unpleasant details. If the patient is a layman, some responsible member of the family should be told what we believe to be the
truth, but we must be careful to pick the proper person, for the next-of-kin may not
be the right person to tell, and we should be careful not to be too dogmatic. A family
will forgive a physician if they are told that their relative will get well and then the
relative dies, for all men die. They will never forgive the physician who says irrevocably
and categorically that a patient will die, if that patient recovers. In other words, one
should not close the door too tightly, for* all of us are human and all of us may err. It
is best to err on the safe side.
Page Two Hundred and Seventy-eight THE REPAIR OF DEFORMITIES OF THE HAND
By Lieut. Colonel, Stuart D. Gordon, R.C.A.M.C.
Read at Vancouver Medical Association Summer School, 1945
The repair of deformities of the hand is an extremely interesting, and at times aggravating, problem in surgery. This war has given us a large group of patients suffering
from deformities of the hands. Accordingly it is felt that a review of what is being
done in the combined services special treatment centres for plastic surgery would be
timely and, I hope, interesting.
Injuries to the hand may damage a single part,, or any combination of parts. Thus
we meet injuries of the skin, of tendons, of bones, of joints, in single or composite lesions.
Loss of skin of the hand may be caused by a variety of injuries but the commonest
cause we are encountering is fire. It does not take a great deal of loss of hand skin to
interfere with function. Even if there has not been skin loss the thickened keloidal
scars will not stand up to work, particularly in cold climates. Treatment is obvious:
Excision of the damaged skin, or of the scar epithelium replacing the skin loss, and
repair by free skin graft. The operation should be carried out under a tourniquet. This
should be loosened after excision, and the bleeders tied with fine catgut. The tourniquet
is re-applied and the graft sutured carefully into place. Thick dermatome grafts, 22
or 24/1000's of an inch make excellent cover for back of the hand and fingers. Some
surgeons prefer free full thickness grafts for the palm but thick dermatome grafts are
quite satisfactory in my experience. After suture of the graft a pressure dressing is
applied in such a manner that the tips of the fingers can still be seen. After the dressing
is in place, the tourniquet is removed.    This dressing remains in place for ten days.
Dupuytren's contracture is a curious disease, most likely neoplastic, which produces
thickening and contracture in the palmar fascia. Characteristically it starts as a thickened nodule in region of the distal palmar crease opposite the fourth finger. Slow progression of the lesion, resulting in flexion contracture of the ring, fifth and mid-fingers
respectively, is the rule. Eventually, in progressive cases, the skin becomes nodular and
intimately intermixed with the lesion.
Treatment consists in excision of the entire palmar fascia, together with any extensions of the process over the proximal phalanges. Many incisions have been advocated:
1. multiple small incisions, 2. along the creases at the base of the fingers and proximally
along the ulnar side of the hand, the flap outlined undermined • and turned radially, 3.
along the distal palmar crease, and the medial longitudinal palmar crease. Occasionally
these two incisions are joined at their radial ends. I have tried each of these three and
prefer the incisions along the palmar creases. The operation is done with tourniquet
in place. Before closure the pressure is released and bleeders tied. The pressure is reapplied, and the incisions closed with fine interrupted silk, and a pressure dressing applied.
If there has been definite contraction deformity the hand is fixed to a splint with the
fingers in extension. Otherwise I like to have these patients move their fingers from
the outset. The majority of these patients are in their 40's or 50's, and appear to have
a definite tendency to joint stiffness if splinted for long. Two weeks is the usual time
for splinting. If there has been marked involvement of the skin it has to be sacrificed
and replaced by a thick dermatome graft. Healing takes place very slowly in palmar
skin, particularly in the distal transverse crease. Stitches are left in place for at least
two weeks.
Once the incisions are well healed occupational and physiotherapy should be started
and kept up until there is no further improvement in range of movement. The patient
is encouraged to use his hand, not to keep it carefully sheltered until his next period of
Page Two Hundred and Seventy-nine Tendons
The repair of flexor tendons of the fingers is still a partially solved problem. I have
seen one perfect flexor tendor graft of the index finger, and four others that were
very good, all done by Furlong at Cambridge Hospital, Aldershot. Tendon grafts of
extensor tendons are satisfactory, even in repairing the long extensor of the thumb. The
palrnaris longus, plantaris, and short extensor tendons of the foot may serve as grafts.
Plenty of paratenon should be preserved about the graft. Fixation may be with either
silk or stainless steel wire.
It appears imperative to passively move the finger whose flexor tendon has been
grafted once daily after the operation. Attempts at active movement are started during
the third week.
Either the nature of the material grafted has to be changed, or a technique devised
for the forming of a suitable tunnel for the graft to slide in, before flexor grafts can be
done routinely with expectation of a favourable result.
Dorsal expansions may be repaired by the use of slips of fascia. Tendons of the
short muscles should be sutured to these slips.
A method of tendon lengthening that I have used for over a year now, and which
has been uniformly successful, is the dissection of the tendon from its muscle belly and
its re-insertion at a lower level.
Tendons caught in scar should be dissected free and surrounded, if possible, with fat.
Should this not be possible they should be covered with a pedicle skin graft carrying a
layer of fat. In some instances it may be advisable to cut the tendon, thread an end
through a tunnel in the fat, and then resuture it. I have seen this manoeuvre very successfully done by Cuthbert of Basingstoke.
If movable joints are not present there is no use attempting to repair tendons.
Joints may be fixed or limited because of peri-articular, or of intra-articular, changes.
Shortening of the anterior capsule may hold the mid-phalanx in flexion. The collateral
ligaments are also involved in the process. Shaw suggested division of the collateral
ligaments and then extending the joint. Active and passive movement is commenced in
4 or 5 days. Lengthening of the anterior capsule may be done by fashioning a flap of.
periosteum based on the capsule, and undermining the flap until the joint is entered.
Straightening the finger slides the periosteal flap distally where it is kept until fixation
Shaw's operation is of particular value in the metacarpo-phalangeal joints, and was
originally described in reference to them. Depending upon the position of the bones
when fixation and shortening occur the collateral ligament may hold the joint in hyper-
extension, or in flexion.
Arthroplasty is most successful in the metacarpo-phalangeal joints. I have used
circular ear cartilege to cover the head of the metacarpal, and coned out the base of the
proximal phalanx to produce a joint with satisfactory range of motion. Extension was
applied to the phalanx for three weeks. An interesting attempt at arthroplasty is the
use of vitallium, and now tantalum, caps to cover the head of the metacarpal or phalanx.
Cloutier, working with us at Christie Street, has produced a functional range of motion
in the proximal inter-phalangeal joint of two cases by its use.
Non-union is treated by freshening of the edges and insertion of a bone graft. A
channel is cut across the fracture line and a bone peg inserted into the medullary cavity
as additional fixation.   Cancellous bone is then packed into and about the fracture line.
One frequently encounters instances of malunited fractures through the neck of the
metacarpal.    Typically the head is turned forwards at about 90°.   Refracture and fixation in proper position by wiring is adequate.    Length of metacarpal or phalanx may be
restored by bone graft.
Page Two Hundred and Eighty Rebuilding
There are many instances where function can be partially restored to a maimed hand
by rebuilding a portion. Thus if the thumb alone is left a large soft tissue flap may be
grafted from the abdomen, and later a bone graft added to form an opposition post. It
is important that a sufficiently large attachment be provided for the pedicle graft, even
to the point of sacrificing skin of the hand.
A short thumb can be lengthened by the addition of a tube graft, and later the
insertion of a bone graft of sufficient length. The bone should be well fixed to the
remains of either the metacarpal or proximal phalanx. It is usually possible to fashion
a peg on the proximal end of the graft and place it in the medullary cavity of the stump.
Such lengthening of the thumb improves function materially.
It is obviously impossible to cover with anything like completeness in the time at our
disposal the treatment of the various deformities of the hand. I have purposely left out
any discussion of congenital deformities, for example. FinaUty has not been reached
in repair of flexor tendon losses, and considerable research, both laboratory and clinical,
will have to be done before the problem is solved. Many of the deformities are such that
no standardization of tratment can be attempted, therefore as individual problems they
become all the more interesting.
By Lieut. Colonel Stuart D. Gordon, R.C.A.M.C.
Read at Vancouver Medical Association Summer School, 1945.
Fractures of the mandible are by no means uncommon, nevertheless it is the one
fracture with which most of us have but a very superficial acquaintance. Because it is
frequently met with I feel that we as surgeons and physicians should have a very thorough knowledge of its proper management. Therefore I wish to outline for you today
some of the things that I believe to be important in the treatment of these fractures.
Causes and Aetiological Factors
If the experience gained overseas is any criterion then, aside from gun shot injuries,
the fist is the commonest cause of mandibular fractures. Following this any type of
blow may result in fracture: a fall, a kick etc. Pathological fractures may occur with
or without a blow. Just where the mandible breaks depends on:. 1. the direction and
force of the blow. 2. the condition of the bone. 3. whether the mouth was opened
or closed. 4. and the distribution of the teeth. While direct violence is the commonest
cause, many fractures are due to indirect violence. Commonly the mandible breaks
at two points, the angle and the opposite mental region; but any combination of sites of
fracture may occur.
Usually there is no difficulty in making the correct diagnosis. The history of a blow,
or of sudden pain on attempting to bite something firm, followed by pain on attempted
use is the first point. Inspection reveals malalignment of the teeth, deformity, or, in
fractures of the condyle, swelling in front of the tragus.
In all cases of fracture of the mandible due to violence the external auditory canals
should be inspected. I have seen five patients in whom the mandibular heads had been
driven backwards, rupturing the anterior wall of the canal and producing haemorrhage
and deformity: Haemorrhage from the ear may therefore be a sign of fracture of the
mandible. Fractures of the horizontal ramus usually cause an haematoma in the floor of the
mouth; and in dentulous patients, a tear in the mucous membrane of the alveolar ridge.
This may not be obvious on inspection if displacement has been slight but every fracture
Page Two Hundred and Eighty-one of the body of a tooth-bearing mandible is compound into the mouth. Palpation indicates points of tenderness, and locates early swelling. Abnormal mobility and crepitus
may be present. If one inserts the tips of the fifth fingers into the patients' external
auditory meati and has him open and close his mouth the heads of the condyles can be
felt. Failure to feel a head means fracture with displacement. Numbness is often present in the lower lip.
All cases of suspected fracture of the mandible should have X-rays of the complete
mandible taken. These should be stereoscopic. It is also advisable to have dental films
of the actual fracture line. Thus the chance of missing a second or third fracture of
the mandible is eliminated, and the relation of teeth roots to it established.
Treatment — Infection
Many cases are not seen until the third or fourth day after injury. By this time
there is usually a tender swelling of the soft tissues about the site of fracture. There is
no soft spot present indicating the presence of pus.
Treatment consists in first, thorough cleansing of the teeth and mouth; secnod, reduction and irnrnobilization of the fractures; and third, the local application of moist
heat. We can now, I think, add a fourth. Penicillin pastilles of agar kept in the buccal
sulcus appear to have a very beneficial effect.
Under this regime the great majority of these swellings will subside. A few will
progress to abscess formation. Once pus is present it is imperative that it be drained;
and it is important that it be properly drained. The incision should be adequate—
making a short or stab incision is the commonest error in draining these abscesses. It
should be as long as the diameter of the abscess, and be placed at the very lowest level of
the abscess—remembering that these patients are ambulant shortly after operation. Light
packing with oiled or vaselined gauze prevents superficial closure of the incision before
there has been complete drainage, and allows such drainage to occur. Inflammation of
the incised area, and foul discharge, present 48 hours after operation usually means
osteomyelitis has developed: little discharge and no inflammation indicates soft tissue
infection only has been present.
The question as to what to do with the tooth in the line of fracture is a vexed one.
My own opinion is that each case has to be judged on its individual merits. A dirty
mouth, with carious teeth present, should have a tooth in the line of fracture extracted,
unless it is absolutely necessary to maintain position of a fracture. As a general rule
I believe every-tooth should be saved if possible. I have on two occasions kept a tooth,
necessary for maintaining position, where one root had been fractured, and in neither
case did we get into trouble. Many roots that appear to be in the line of fracture in
ordinary X-ray films are shown in dental films to be covered with bone.
Whatever the type of fixation selected it is extremely important that all fractures
through the body of a tooth bearing mandible should be reduced and immobilized as
soon as possible. Waiting until tomorrow is malpractice in my opinion. It is certainly
true that complications are very much fewer if this policy is adopted.
The simplest and easiest method of fixation that will produce the desired result is the
one to employ. I believe that intra-oral wiring is the simplest to apply, the easiest to
apply, and moreover allows a much more accurate reduction, as judged by the occlusion, than any other method of fixation. There need be no delay in fixation since the
equipment required is minimal and readily available. Stainless steel wire of about 28
gauge is my choice. Half-round wire should not be used as it will trap more food than
round wire and is therefore harder to keep clean. The two most widely used techniques
in intra-oral wiring are the eyelet wire popularized by Ivy and Risdon's modified band
Cast cap splinting has to be used where there are not sufficient teeth to use intra-oral
wiring. As the splints have to be cast on models made from impressions there is delay
in obtaining fixation, and more manipulation of the fractured mandible. Moreover the
actual position of the teeth has to be guessed.   It is a widely used method of treatment
Page Two Hundred and Eighty-two particularly in England, where the cast cap splint has been developed to a high degree.
Circumferential wiring is used for fixation of fractures in edentulous mandibles.
The wire is passed around the mandible either with needles, or a fine trocar and cannula.
The ends are fastened over dental composition molded over the reduced mandible.
The double pin fixation method has been introduced since war began. Very early
in its use I had the opportunity of treating a symphysis fracture, compound both internally and externally, by this method. I settled to my own satisfaction at least that,
with the splint we used (the Cluston-Walker), movement could occur at the fracture
line. Consequently we always use either intra-oral wiring or cast cap splints in conjunction. In effect we use double pin fixation to control an edentulous fragment. Thus
it is occasionally of value when bone grafting a mandible. The splint is absolutely
contra-indicated in delirious patients. In my opinion the method should not be used if
intra-oral wiring or cast cap splinting can be used for fixation. The Cluston-Walker
and the Roger Anderson are, I believe, the two best double pin fixation splints in use
It is never necessary to pull a sound tooth in order to feed a patient with a fractured
jaw, although a couple may be removed from a denture for this purpose. Nor is it necessary to tube feed these patients.
All food should be pured. It may be sucked in through a nozzle attachment to the
spout of a feeding cup, the end of the tube being placed in the buccal sulcus and at the
level of the third molars. Or it may be pushed between the teeth with a finger. As a
rule they are not dainty eaters and prefer to eat, where possible, in a group; or the
solitary patient likes to eat behind a screen.
With a little thought and ingenuity a sufficiently high caloric diet may be given to
maintain nutrition, and sufficiently appetizing by nature, colour and method of presentation to stimulate the appetite.    These patients should not lose weight and in fact
many of them gain.
Non-union results from non-reduction, imperfect immobilization, or infection. All
reductions should be checked radiologically. All patients treated with intra-oral wiring
should be seen at least every two days as there is a tendency for the inter-maxillary wires
to work loose. Early reduction and immobilisation, regular daily cleansing of the mouth
and splint, early adequate drainage of abscesses, and chemotherapy all help to obviate or
limit infection.
Non-union is best treated by freshening the edges of the fracture, and grafting with
cancellous chips from the ilium. Fixation of the mandible by intra-oral wiring or cast
cap splints is of course necessary.    Union may be expected in 28 days.
You will have gathered, I hope, that I believe all fractures of the body of the den-
tulous mandible should be treated as soon as possible. The more motion at the fracture
site the slower the union. Given early reduction and fixation, constant care of the
mouth and splint, suitable diet, and fixation for an average period of five weeks, patients
suffering from a fracture of the mandible should obtain solid union with good function
and suffer minimal complications.
By Lieut. Colonel Stuart D. Gordon, R.C.A.M.C.
The past six years have seen many radical changes in the treatment of the patient
suffering from thermal burns. At the outbreak of war tannic acid was accepted widely
throughout the world as the best local application to the burn. Experience gained in
the Battle of Britain proved that in many instances its use was followed by severe infection and, in circumferential burns of the fingers interference with circulation, even to
the point of gangrene.    Then, in 1942, Wells et al published their experimental work
. . Page Two Hundred and Eighty-three indicating thta tannic acid could, and did, produce liver necrosis. This work was later
confirmed by Cameron. Finally, in 1944, Ham showed that tannic acid killed some of
the viable cells to which it was applied and so actually deepened the burn.
This questioning of the value of tannic acid led to the introduction of other methods,
the first of which was the saline bath therapy. Today I wish to discuss briefly the treatment of burns as it appears to me at the present time.
First Aid
One of the first things mentioned as occurring following a burn is the development
of primary shock. I have never seen it, but I have rarely seen a burn earlier than 12
hours after injury. Nor have I talked to anyone who has seen the condition. Burns are
painful—and we all fear pain: burns can produce marked disfigurement. It is quite
possible that the combination of pain and fear may produce an ordinary faint. Other
than this I wonder if primary shock of burns, as such, exists. Therefore I cannot see
why a patient who has been burned should not be moved at once. He should be kept
warm, but not too warm; and warm sweetened drinks should be given.
Tannic acid should never be applied locally as a first aid measure. This became
evident before its use in definite treatment was questioned. Sealing an infected surface
can only lead to trouble with infection. Covering the burned area with a clean cloth will
do until hospital is reached". Better still, the surface may be covered with one of the
sulpha ointments such as the M.G.H. 5% sulphathiathole emulsion, or Colebrook's No.
9 cream..
Plenary Treatment — General
Once admitted to hospital the general condition of the patient should receive first
consideration. After burning a series of alterations in the body mechanism are initiated
which, if untreated, may lead to profound, and occasionally, irreversible changes. One
of the most obvious of these is the loss of plasma from the circulating blood into the
tissue spaces adjacent to the burn. The oedema that develops appears to reach its peak
about 15 hours after burning. This loss of fluid from the blood stream can be recognized
quite early. As the fluid level goes down the relative quantity of cells rises and we therefore have a rising haemoglobin value. In every burned patient the haemoglobin should be
estimated on admission and at intervals during the next week . It is a good rule to do
it every 4 or 6 hours for the first 3 days, and thereafter once every second day. An
As only the plasma is lost to the circulation, whole blood is not needed for replacement;
elevated haemoglobin indicates haemoconcentration and the need for fluid replacement.
—unless the burn is a very serious one. Reconstituted serum is preferable to the plasma
in that less reactions to its use may be expected. It may be given concentrated or not
as personal preference indicates. In my opinion the huge quantities that have been advised are not only not indicated, but dangerous. We have in the patient himself indications as to what is required; a falling haemoglobin shows lessening haemoconcentration
for instance. About 3 pints of normally concentrated serum would appear to be the
average dose. WTiole blood should also be given in severe burns. The patient is encouraged to drink copiously. Thirst may be stimulated by adding a pinch of salt to the
drinking water. If fluids cannot be taken by mouth, intravenous 5 per cent glucose in
saline should be given; at least 1000 C.C.'s a day for the first two days. Other general
measures to be adopted are the obvious ones of rest, warmth, and the alleviation of pain.
The best local treatment of the burn is still being debated. All are agreed that the
aims in the treatment of a burned patient are: 1. the saving of life. 2. the prevention,.
or control, of infection. 3. the prevention of deformities. The covering of raw surfaces by skin at the earliest possible moment is also universally agreed unpon. Such
covering aids in the control of infection and the prevention of deformity. Early coverage also has a definite economic value in that morbidity is reduced. The earlier repair
of such deformities as do develop is made possible.
Page Two Hundred and Eighty-four Even the value of early cleansing and debridement are questioned. Cope, in describing the Cocoanut Grove burns, states that no attempt was made to clean or debride and
on the basis of that experience questioned the value of the procedure. I cannot but
feel that a clean, well debrided burn is a better burn to cover with dressing, be they
what they may, than a dirty one replete with rolled up tags of dead skin. You know
there are still people who say that a toxic product is absorbed from burned skin—_nd
they may be right. The best substance, in my experience, with which to clean a burn
is C.T.A.B.—an antiseptic detergent that will really clean. Failing this, soap and water
is quite satisfactory.   All dead skin is wiped or clipped off, as gently as possible.
The burn should be covered with an ointment containing one of the sulpha drugs,
for example the 5 per cent sulphathiazole emulsion (MGH) or Colebrooke's No. 9 cream.
Over this is placed a layer of coarse mesh gauze. From this point on treatment varies
according to the particular preference of the surgeon responsible. The occlusive pressure dressing as suggested by Allen & Koch has many features in its favour. It is economical on dressings and on the time of trained help: it prevents secondary infection:
and to a large extent prevents oedema. Over the gauze is packed machinists' waste. A
large volume of this is padded about the burn and pressure obtained by firm bandaging
with flannelette cut on the bias or with a crepe bandage. If it is felt necessary a light
plaster of Paris shell may be placed over all. This dressing is left in place for from 10
to 14 days. A second degree burn should be healed by this time. If sloughs are present
the burn may be redressed with a pressure dressing; it may be dressed daily with some
substance which hastens the removal of slough: or the slough may be excised and a skin
graf t applied as is practised by Gerrie of Montreal.
Many surgeons believe that it is important to establish, and maintain, movement in
all joints near to burned areas. This applies particularly to hands, of course, but is believed true generally. Consequently the burns, after cleansing and debridement, are
dressed with an ointment as above, covered with tulle gras (or gelanet as it is called
here) and dressed with saline gauze, pads, and a firm bandage. Once a day, for an hour
the burned part is placed in a warm saline bath and moved as freely as possible. For
extensive burns a special saline bath is required. This means that the method is applicable only in static hospitals.
The era of tannic acid in the local treatment of burns seems to be ended. It lasted
under twenty years and undoubtedly saved, many lives. However, it has been proven
that tannic acid can cause liver necrosis, and as mentioned, it has been shown that it
kills many skin cells undamaged by the burn. One point in its use has struck me and
that is—tannic acid must be used carefully and the patients watched as meticulously
as we watch a recent fracture put in a plaster of paris splint. Many of the failures of
tannic acid were, in my opinion, due to the inexpert use of the method. Thus tanning
an infected burn is simply asking for trouble; care must be taken that the curling edges
of the separating tan are removed to prevent catching on dressings, etc., and to separate
part of the tan from the raw or damaged surface; that soft spots are unroofed quickly;
and that any signs of interference with circulation distal to a circumferential tan result
in early splitting of the eschar. Nevertheless the methods now in vogue are aimed at
saving every possible bit of skin, and undoubtedly allow earlier covering of areas where
there has been total loss of skin. While there are not, insofar as I know, published
mortality figures for a large series of cases treated by either saline or occlusive pressure
therapy I believe the figure will be as good as, if not lower than, the published figures for
tannic acid therapy.
I have purposely left out of this paper any discussion as to the plaster of Paris method
of treating burns as used by Barnes and Trueta, or the Bunyan bag technique, since I
believe the former will not receive universal approbation; and_the latter is simply a type
of dressing which, while efficient so far as the burn is concerned, is difficult to apply
when compared with the other methods in use today.
Page Two Hundred and Eighty-five Removal of Slough
Much attention has been paid to the early remvoal of slough.    Saline dressings, chlorine containing drugs, and trypsin have all been used, to hasten the process.    Recently
pyruvic acid has been suggested as a substance to remove slough rapidly.   Lam has suggested that the process is simply one of maceration.  The method is still on trial.
Skin Grafting
There are four periods in the course of a burn when skin grafting may be indicated.
First if the burn is over a relatively small area, and there is plenty of subcutaneous
tissue, it may be excised and an immediate free graft done.
Second if the eyelids are burned so that there is danger of corneal ulceration developing, thin grafts should be applied to the lids, and tarsorrhaphy done. This will absolutely
prevent the development of corneal ulceration, and subsequent loss of sight from perforation, provided, of course, the eye ball has not been damaged by the burn.
Third, the coverage of the raw areas at the earliest possible time. This, I believe,
should be done with the definite aim of obtaining coverage only—function and appearance are of secondary importance at this period. Thin grafts should be used, since less
is lost when grafting an infected wound. After healing has occurred a better graft may
be used to replace the early one, if considered necessary.
Fourth, the grafting done to alleviate or cure the late deformities of burns.
This has been a somewhat rapid review of a most interesting, and much discussed,
problem, the treatment of thermal burns. The final answer is not yet—but much
excellent work is being done in an attempt to find it. Certainly the troubles resulting
from the tannic acid treatment of burns in the Battle of Britain have caused a great deal
of work, and worry. Out of it all has come new methods which are even now going
through the acid test of actual use.
Vasvoauvel QewetoU J4a6yputai Section
Foreword by G. F. Strong, M.D.
In 1944 Dr. Warren Bell and I submitted a preliminary report on the use of this
substance in the treatment of hyperthyroidism in three cases. Since then over 30 cases
have been treated at the Vancouver General Hospital and in private practice with very
satisfactory results. Many of these patients are being maintained on small doses of
thiouracil and have not had surgery. In a few cases the drug has had to be discontinued
because of toxicity. So far the toxic results that we have encountered consist of two
sorts: Skin rashes and neutropenia—an example of the latter is shown by the following
case report:
G. M. Wilson, M.D.
Senior Interne in Medicine, Vancouver General Hospital.
Case Report:
Mrs. G. D.    Age 28.
March 21, 1940: The patient was investigated in the out-patient department because
of complaints of weakness, fainting attacks with sweating, poor appetite and loss of
4 lbs. weight in the past 3 weeks, and excitability. On examination she appeared dull and
lethargic, with some exophthalmos and a palpable thyroid.    There was tremor of the
Page Two Hundred and Eighty-six closed eyelids and tremor of the tongue. Blood pressure 140/80, pulse 76. A tentative
diagnosis of hyperthyroidism was made but as the blood cholesterol was 200 mgm. per
cent and the basal metabolism rate was minus 5 per cent she was discharged.
April 5, 1945: Patient was again seen in out-patient department with complaints of
several spells of tiredness and irritability since 1940, worse in the past month. She was
short of breath when hurrying on the level or when climbing stairs. She felt that her
mind was in a muddle and she could not control her temper. She was intolerant to heat
and had stiffness, soreness and weakness of legs when climbing stairs. She had had occasional weakness for 4 weeks but recovered and was well until July, 1944. At this time,
because of a loss of weight from 104 to 89 lbs., an outside doctor prescribed iodine drops
which she took until about December, 1944. She regained her weight and was well until
February, 1945, when she developed flushing, perspiration, nervousness, shaking, dyspnoea and palpitation. Since October, 1944, the duration of her menstrual-flow, which
normally was 5 days, has been J_ to 1 day.
Physical examination revealed a small female of 28 years with flushed face and moist
skin. She had moderate exophthalmos, slight lid lag, and a slightly enlarged, soft, smooth
thyroid. Pulse 80/rnin. apex beat 80/., regular, sounds normal. Blood pressure 130/80.
Biceps, triceps, knees and ankles reflexes hyperactive and equal. Babinski bilateral plantar
flexion. Fine and coarse tremors to extended fingers. A tentative diagnosis was made of
X-ray of the chest was negative.
Electrocardiogram showed a rate of 86 with P2 notched. Probably within normal
Basal Metabolism rate was plus 67 per cent.
The patient was placed on thiouracil 0.6 grams daily and her progress is recorded
en the following chart.
Date of
O.P.D. visit
Daily Dose
Blood Pressure
White Blood
cell count*
April 25, 1945
0.6 gms.
May 2,  1945
0.4 gms.
47%, L. 46%
May 9,  1945
0.4 gms.
61%,  L.   36%
May  16,  1945
0.3 gms.
64%, L.  31%
May 23,  1945
0.2 gms.
99 y2
51%,  L.  42%
May 30,  1945
0.2 gms.
61%, L.  27%
June 6, 1945
0.2 gms.
41%, L. 48%
June 13, 1945
21%,  L.   72%
June 20, 1945
1%,     L.  95%
*P.—Polymorphonuclear cells, L—Lymphocytes.
B.M.R.—Basal Metabolism rate.  Percentages are all plus.
Because of the depression of the total white blood cell count and particularly the
polymorphonuclear cells, the patient was advised to enter hospital on June 20th, 1945.
Page Two Hundred and Eighty-seven On admission she complained of non-healing scratches on her legs and arms for 2
weeks, sore throat, sore eyes, headache, lethargy and anorexia for 3 days. During the
preceding two weeks, several superficial scratches and excoriations which she had received
while doing housework had refused to heal and had become inflamed, raised and sore. On
June 17th she noticed burning sensations behind her eyeballs and smarting and stinging
under her eyelids. On stooping she would develop a moderately severe occipital headache.
She was very tired and drowsy in spite of sleeping 12 to 15 hours daily, and was unable
to keep her eyes open when she was awake. She lost her desire for food. She began to
have frequent urination at night and had nocturnal warm and shivering sensations. Her
ears felt as if they were plugged up.
The most striking feature, on physical examination, was a fiery flush to the skin of
her face and a diffuse erythema of the skin of the trunk and limbs. The skin was dry
and did not feel hot. There were several small raised inflamed discrete non-healing areas
of excoriation on the forearms, wrists and anterior surfaces of the legs. There was a
small excoriation below the lower lip. There, was a minor degree of exophthalmos and
slight lid lag. The mucosa of the pharynx was injected. Thyroid was enlarged. Lungs
normal. Heart rate 84/min., regular, no murmurs. Blood pressure 130/80. Temperature 102.3.
Penicillin units 15,000 every 3 hours intra-muscularly was started immediately.
Pyridoxine 100 mgm. twice daily intravenously was started, and was continued until
July 3rd, 1945. The temperature fell to normal by June 24th, and the Penicillin was
discontinued. Coincident with the fall in temperature the skin flush disappeared. The
leucocytic response to the administration of the pyridoxine and the discontinuation of
the Thiouracil is recorded as follows:
Date Total Polys Lymphocytes       Myelocytes       Sed. rate*
White cell % %
June   20,  1945 1,700 1 95 25/85
21 1,150 2 89
22 1,700 2 89
23  ; '   1,950 0 91
25   4,750 4 85
26  3,000 12 78
27 4,600 19 69 3 4/43
28  4,700 28 58 7
30  6,250 53 42 1
July      3,  1945 \ 7,150 46 47 Pyridoxine
4 |        7,600 45 51 _/_
* Sedimentation Rate—Fall in 15  minutes /fall in 45 minutes.
July 3, 1945—Basal Metabolism Rates 0%.   Cholesterol 220 mgms.%.
July 3, 1945: Patient was placed on Lugol's solution mins. 10 three times daily and
was prepared for thyroidectomy on July 10, 1945. The operation was uneventful. Fifteen grams of the thyroid gland were resected and on section presented a homogeneous,
beefy, non-adenomatous appearance. Microscopic and gross diagnosis—subinvolution
stage in a previously hyperplastic thyroid.
Postoperative course was exceptionally good except for a persistent seropurulent
drainage.  The patient was discharged July 26, 1945.
Conclusiorti.—The pyridoxine was used at the suggestion of Dr. J. W. Scott of
Edmonton. It is of course impossible to say that the pyridoxine was entirely responsible
for the cure. It may have been that withdrawal of the drug would have led to a prompt
recovery. In view of the case reports of fatal agranulocytosis following thiouracil, however, it seemed safer to use the pyridoxine as well as to discontinue the toxic medication.
Whether the fever was in itself toxic reaction of the thiouracil or an evidence of an
associated infection is also not certain. The patient appeared to be acutely and seriously
ill and we feel justified in using both Penicillin and Pyridoxine.
Page Two Hundred and Eighty-eight ?■§*'% »•••••••«•••••*•*
The standard treatment of early acquired syphilis consists of at least forty injections
of a trivalent arsenical and at least forty injections of a bismuth preparation given over
a period of eighteen months.
The most important requirement of this treatment is that it be continuous. The
patient must receive at least one injection every week. He should never be allowed to
go more than ten days without treatment especially during the first six months.
Every case of venereal disease has acquired his or her infection from another case.
Moreover, every case may have transmitted his or her infection to others before coming
to the physician for treatment. The patient is the only person who has information
about these contacts to his or her infection. It is the responsibility of the physician to
tactfully obtain this information so that it may be transmitted to the provincial health
department for confidential epidemiological investigation.
Experience shows that the majority of cases of urethritis in men are caused by the
gonococcus, even though this organization cannot be readily demonstrated at the first
examination of the patient. Therefore, every man presenting himself with an urethral
discharge should have immediate treatment for gonorrhoea in order to protect the patient
himself from the danger of possible complications of this disease and to protect the public
from a potential source from which gonorrhoea might spread to other persons in the
"In most instances, vaginitis of immature girls is not due to gonorrheal infection.
An accurate diagnosis depends on securing positive cultures from discharge which is best
obtained from the neighbourhood of the cervix. A diagnosis which depends on an
examination of spreads is not to be relied upon. Too many other Gram-negative organisms in the vaginae of children resemble gonococci. Ordinarily a gonorrheal infection is
limited to the vaginal mucosa.    Salpingitis occurs very rarely.
Girls with gonorrheal infections need be kept from school only while the discharge
is profuse. If properly treated, this period should be a matter of only a few days. The
spread of infections on toilet seats is not to be feared. The danger of institutional contacts has been grossly exaggerated. Ordinary isolation technique in well conducted hospitals is sufficient to prevent the transmission of infection to other patients. More intimate direct contacts in the family or with playmates constitute the most frequent modes
of spread of the disease in immature girls."
Page Two Hundred and Eighty-nine I, i
/Veurt. and Motel
We regret to record the passing of Dr. William Henry Sutherland of Vancouver on
September 3rd.
•4. »t *t *<.
Sympathy is extended to Surgeon Lieutenant H. G. Farish and Mrs. Farish of Vancouver in the loss of their infant son.
Dr. G. A. Lamont of Vancouver was married in Ottawa to Mrs. H. G. Houston
cf Toronto.
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1Q11 Tisdall. F. P.:
13rj4 heahh. Soc Tr.
42:149a Dec 1931.
•fQ'i^ Summerfeldt, P.: The value of an in-
•*J*' creased supply of vitamin Bi and iron
in the diet of children. Am. J. Dis. Child. 43:284-
290. Feb. 1932. Morse. J. L.: Fads and fancies
in present day pediatrics, Pennsylvania M. J.
35:280-285. Feb. 1932. Henricke, S. G.: The
vitamin B complex: Its role in infant feeding in
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Med. 31:165-169. April 1932. Langhorst, H.
F.: Vitamins: -Their role in the prevention and
treatment of disease. M. J. & Rec 135:326-329.
April 6.1932. Crimm. P, D.: Dietary of Childhood Tuberculosis: Cereal as asource of added
mineral and vitamin elements; preliminary report. J. Indiana M. A. 25:205-206. May 1932.
Troutt, L.: Quality studies of therapeutic diets:
I. The ulcer diet; a committee report, J. Am.
Dietet. A. 8:25-32. May 1932. Summerfeldt. P..
Tisdall, F. F., and "Brown, A.: The curative
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anaemias. Canad. M.A.J. 26:666-669. June 1932.
Sneed. W.: Ununited and delayed union of fractures. Kentucky M. J. 30:363-370. July 1932.
Silverman. A. C.: Celiac disease. New York State
J. Med. 32:1055-1061. Sept. 15. 1932. von Mey-
senbug. L.: Infant feeding with especial reference
to .-some of its problems during the first year.
Texas State J. Med. 28:543-547. Dec 1932.
| Q33 Wampler. F. J., and Forbes, J. C.i Cal-
cium and phosphorus metabolism in a
case of celiac disease. South. M. J 26:555-558.
June 1933. Brown. A., and Tisdall. E. F.: The
role of minerals and vitamins in growth and resistance to infection. Brit. M. J. 1:55-57. Jan. 14,
1933; Effect of vitamins and the inorganic elements on growth and resistance to disease in
children. Arm. Int. Med. 7:342-352. Sept. 1933.
Crimm. P. D.. Raphael. I. J., and S—urate. L. P.:
ture on infant development. Am. J. Dis. Child.
50:324-336. Aug. 1935. Coward. N. B.: Infant
feeding, Nova Scotia M. Bull. 14:525-532. Oct.
1935. Tisdall, F. F.: Inadequacy of present
dietary standards, Tr. Sect. Pediat., A.M.A.,
1935: Canad. M. A. J. 33:624-628, Dec 1935.
Marriott, W. McK.: Infant Nutrition, second
edition. C. V. Mosby Co.. St. Louis. 1935. p. 202.
Summerfeldt. P.: Iron and its availability in
foods. Tr. Sect. Pediat.. A. M. A. 1935. pp. 214-
1936 Dafoe. A. R.: Further history of the
care and feeding of the Dionne quintuplets. Canad. M. A. J. 34:26-32. Jan. 1936.
Conn. L. C, Vant, J. R.. and Malone. M. M.:
Some aspects of maternal nutrition, Surg.,
Gynec. & Obst. 62:377-383. Feb. 15. 1936.
Ross, J. R-. and Summerfeldt, P.: Haemoglobin
of normal children and certain factors influencing
its formation, Canad. M. A. J. 34:155-158. Feb.
1936. Smyth. F. S.: Allergic diseases, J. Pediat.
8:500-515. April .1936. Lemmon. J. R.: Problems of the crying infant. Southwestern Med.
20_48-250. July 1936. Rice C. V.: The success of treating celiac disease from a standpoint
of vitamin deficiency. Arch. Pediat. 53:626-629,
Sept. 1936. Smith. C. H.: Management of nutritional anemia in infancy, M. Clin. North
America 20:933-950. Nov. 1936. Strong. R. A.,
editor: Nutritional anemia of infants. Orleans
Parish M. Soc. Bull- pp. 6-9. Nov. 9. 1936.
Jeans. P. C: Specific factors in nutrition. Round
Table discussion. J. Pediat. 9:693-698. Nov. 1936.
Young, J. G,: Meeting the requirements for
proper nutrition in infancy. Texas State J. Med.
32:531-533. Dec 1936.
1QT7 Stearns, G.. and Stinger. D.: Iron re-
' tention in infancy. J. Nutrition 13:127-
141. Feb. 1937. Strong. R. A.: Nutritional
anemia. Mississippi Doctor 15:13-16, Aug. 1937.
Smith. C. H.: Prevention and treatment of nutritional anemia in infancy. Preventive Med.
7:115-124. Aug. 1937. Saxl. N. T.: Pediatrics,
in Dietetics for the Clinician, edited by M. A.
Bridges, third edition. Lea _ Febiger, Philadelphia. 1937, pp. 637-639.,     Boyd. J. D.: Nutrition.
1940 McDougal, L. L., Jr.: Feeding a normal infant. Mississippi Doctor 17:437-
442, Jan. 1940. Monypenny. D.: The early
introduction of solid foods in the infant diet.
Canad. M.A.J. 42:137-140. Feb. 1940. Robinson. E. C: A study of two hundred and forty
breast-fed and artificially fed infants in the St.
Louis area. Am. J. Dis. Child. 58:816-827, April
1940. Ratner. B.: Round Table discussion on
food allergy, J. Pediat. 16:653-672. May 1940.
Rosenbaum, I.. Jr.; The management of the allergic child. Kentucky M. J. 38:199-203. May
1940. Barondes, R. de R: Report of a case of
pellagroid. M. Rec. 151:376-380. June 5. 1940.
Brown, A.: The fourth Blackader lecture on a
decade of paediatric progress. Canad. M. A. J.
43:305-313. Oct. 1940. Drueck. C. J.. Vitamin
therapy in colon and rectal disease, Illinois M.J.
78:337-341. Oct. 1940. Swift. F. L.: Infant
feeding. Lackawanna Co. M. Sec Reporter.
33:16-18. Nov. 1940. Bogert, L. J., and Porter.
M. T.: Dietetics Simplified, ed. 2, Macmillan Co.,
New York. 1940. p. 181. . Davison, W. C: The
Compleat Pediatrician, third edition, Duke University Press. Durham. N. C. 1940. No. 216.
Hawley, E. E., and Maurer-Mast, E. E.: The
Fundamentals of Nutrition. C. C. Thomas,
Springfield. 111.. 1940. pp. 296.456. Kugelmass,
I. N.: The Newer Nutrition in Pediatric Practice,
J. B. Lippincott Co.. Philadelphia, 1940. p. 372.
Leaman, W. G., Jr.: Management of the Cardiac
Patient. J. B. Lippincott Co.. Phila., 1940. p. 549.
Paterson, D., in Index of Treatment, edited by
R. Hutchison, ed. 12, revised, "Williams _ Wilkins
Co.. Baltimore. 1940. p. 491. Thomas. G. I.:
Dietary of Health and Disease, ed. 3, revised.
Lea & Febiger. Phila.. 1940. p. 171.
1941 Gipson. A. C: The role of allergy in
pediatric practice. J. M. A. Alabama
10-72-274. Feb. 1941. Ross. J. R.. Monypenny. D.. and Jackson. S. H.: II. The effect
of cooking on the digestibility of cereals.. J.
Pediat. 18:395-398. March 1941. Kennedy.
A. S.. Snider. O.. Hazen, J. S., and McLean. C:
The dietary management of intestinal tuberculosis, Canad. M. A. J. 44:380-385. April 1941.
McAlpine, K. L.: Management of the nutritional
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Mead Johnson & Company. Since then, the growing literature indi-j
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Diet of tuberculous and non-tuberculous children:
Effect of increased supply of vitamin B concentrate and minerals. Am. J. Dis. Child. 46:751-
756. Oct. 1933. Smith. A. D.: Consideration
of various infants' foods. Pacific Coast J. Homeop.
44:463-465. Sept.-Dec. 1933.
Somers, R.. Rotton. G. C. and Rown-
tree. J. V.: Possibilities of improving
dental structures. Soc Tr., Bull. King Co. M.
Soc 13:6. Jan. 15. 1934. Blatt. M. L.: Development of infants on a diet of a special cereal
mixture. Soc Tr.. Am. J. Dis. Child. 47:918.
April 1934. Rice, C V.: Anemia of infancy
and early childhood. J. Oklahoma M. A. 27:125-
129, April 1934. Hawk. W. A.: A few of the
commoner feeding problems in infancy, Univ.
Toronto M. J. 11:218-229. May 1934. Ross,
J. R.. and Burrill, L. M.; The effect of cooking
on the digestibility of cereals. J. Pediat. 4:654-
659. May 1934. Rice. C. V.: Sauerkraut juke
for the acidification of evaporated milk in infant
feeding. Arch. Pediat. 51:390-395. June 1934.
Eder. H. L.: Iron therapy: A routine procedure
during infancy. Arch. Pediat. 51:701-713. Nov.
1934. Lynch, H. D.: Fundamentals of infant
feeding. J. Indiana M. A. 27:571-574, Dec 1934.
Chaney. M. S.. and Ahlborn, M.: Nutrition,
Houghton Mifflin Co.. Boston. 1934. p. 323.
Bailey, C. W.: Anemia in infants and
young children, J. South Carolina M.
A. 31:54-58. March 1935. Kugelmass. I. N.:
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disturbances in infancy and childhood, M. Comment 17:5-13, March 1.1935. Ross, J. R. and
Summerfeldt, P.: Value of increased supply of
vitamin Bt and iron in the diet of children; Paper
II. Am. J. Dis. ChiM. 49:1185-1188. May 1935.
von Meysenbug, L.: Breast feeding with especial
reference to some of its problems. New Orleans
M. & S. J. 87:738-743. May 1935. Tarr. E. M,
and McNeile, O.: Relation of vitamin B deficiency to metabolic disturbances during pregnancy and lactation. Am. J. Obst. & Gynec
29:811-818. June 1935. Blatt. M. L., and
Schapiro, I. E.: Influence of a special cereal mix-
of the Infant and Child. National Medical Book
Co.. Inc. New York. 1937. p. 110. Brenne-
mann, J.: Practice of Pediatrics, W. F. Prior Co.,
Inc. Hagerstown. Md.. 1937. Vol. 1. Ch. 25. p.
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Diseases of Infants and Children, second edition,
W. B. Saunders Co.. Philadelphia, 1937. pp. 106.
111. Saxl. N. T.: Pediatric Dietetics, Lea &
Febiger. Philadelphia, 1937, pp. 131-133.
1938 Hoffman." S. J„ Greenhiil. J. P.. "and
i_-"-' Lundeen, E. C.; A premature infant
weighing 735 grams and surviving, J.A.M.A.
110:283-285. Jan. 22. 1938, . Krasnow, F.:
Nutritional influence on teeth. Am. J. Pub.
Health 28:325-333, March 1938. Ratner, B.:
Round Table discussion on asthma and hay
fever in children. J. Pediat. 12:399-413, March
1938. Ratner, B.: Panel discussion on the role
of allergy iri, pediatric practice, J. Pediat. 13:582-
604, Oct. 1938.. Snelling, C. E.: Nutritional
anaemia. Bull. Acad. Med. Toronto 12:710. Oct.
1938. Dauphinee, J. A.: The iron requirement
in normal nutrition, Canad. M.A.J. 39:483-486.
Nov. 1938. _ Summerfeldt. P., and Ross, J. R.:
Value of an increased supply of vitamin Bt and
iron in the diet of children. Paper III, Am. J.
Dis. Child. 56:985-988. Nov. 1938. Tisdall.
F. F.. and Drake. T. G. H.: The utilization of
calcium. J. Nutrition 16:613-620. Dec 1938.
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the diets of children. Canad. M. A. J. 39:578-580,
Dec 1938.
■JQ-1Q Strong, R.A.: The "most frequent
*-—J—^ causes of vomiting in infancy, Texas
State J. Med. 34:665-676. Feb. 1939. Ratner,
B_ and GrueU. H. L.: Anaphylactogenic properties of certain cereal foods and breadstuff's:
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April 1941. Patek, A. J.. Jr., and Post. J.:
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complex. J. Clin. Investigation 20:481-505. Sept.
1941. Bercovitz. Z.. and Johnson. H.J.:
Ulcerative Colitis, irr Dietetics for the Clinician.
by M. A. Bridges, fourth edition, revised. Lea &
Febiger. Phila., 1941. p. 295. Bridges, M. A.:
Dietetics for the Clinician, fourth edition, revised. Lea & Febiger, Phila.. 1941. pp. 727. 751.
809. Griffith. J. P. C. and Mitchell. A. G.:
Textbook of Pediatrics, ed. 3. revised. W. B.
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A. H.: Elimination Diets and the Patient's
Allergies, Lea _ Febiger. Phila.. 1941. p. 230.
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1942. Brown, A., and Robertson, E. C: Factors to be considered in the construction of the
diet of the older child. J. Kansas M. Soc. 43:237-
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ed. 8. Macmillan Co.. New York. 1942. p. 515.
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4, Duke University Press. Durham. N.C, 1943,
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bio-assays to verify the vitamin D potency of the
And this is only part of die care we take to make Carnation
Milk a product in whose uniform high quality the physician
may repose the utmost confidence.
A Canadian Product 3o^iitH4ic^^Mfi^xwe4ne4ii
For thirty odd years Georgia Pharmacy has
striven day by day for more perfect service,
accuracy, speed, and overall reliability. The
confidence rri us by the Medical Profession is
our reward.
MArine 4161
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13 th Ave. and Heather St.
Exclusive Ambulance Service
FAirmont 0080
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New Westminster, B. C
For the treatment of
Reference—B. C. Medical Association
For information apply to
Medical Superintendent, New Westminster, B. C
Nev Westminster 288
or 721 Medical-Dental Building, Vancouver, B. C.
PAcific 7823 PAcific 8036


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