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THEIE HISTOLOGY AND DIAGNOSIS.
HENRY ARNOTT, F.R.C.S.,
ASSISTANT-SURGEON TO ST. THOMAS'S HOSPITAL, AND JOINT LECTURER ON MORBID
LITHOGRAPHIC AND WOOD ENGRAVINGS I'ROM DRAWINGS BY
J. & A. CHURCHILL, NEW BURLINGTON STREET.
The substance of the following pages was originally contributed in a series of papers to the 'Medical Times and Gazette,' and my object in writing them was to endeavour to fill what seemed at the time to be a gap in English medical literature upon a subject of the highest interest.
In remodelling these papers to make them more suitable for their present form, I have thought it well to make some additions. Thus, I have inserted an account of the tumour Myxoma, because I have found that it is still commonly confounded with so-called Colloid Cancer j and I have given a brief account of the simplest mode of examining morbid growths microscopically, being persuaded that many surgeons avoid such investigations from an erroneous idea of the time and labour required for them.
I have also appended to the accounts of minute structure a practical Summary of the more important relations existing between the histology and the clinical history of new growths.
My unusual opportunities as Surgical Pathologist and Registrar during some years at the Middlesex Hospital, at a time when attention was being specially directed to the subject, are a sufficient apology for my venturing to bring forward opinions of my own upon matters requiring so much practical observation.
The confusion which has resulted from the new nomenclature of tumours will not subside until we are more generally conversant than is the case at present with the distinctions which the great extension of microscopic research has ren