- n. Plural form of furuncle.
“This consists in the systematic application of cupping-glasses and rubber strips to augment the veinous stasis round abcesses, furuncles and similar afflictions of many kinds.”
“Constantly impressed with the thought of the immense part played by microscopic organisms in Nature, I queried whether the pus in the furuncles might not contain one of these organisms whose presence, development, and chance transportation here and there in the tissues after entrance would produce a local inflammation, and pus formation, and might explain the recurrence of the illness during a longer or shorter time.”
“The lochia were full of the pyogenic vibrio and of the organism of furuncles, although there was but a small proportion of the latter.”
“I believe therefore that it would be extremely instructive in furunculosis, to find a patient willing to submit to a number of punctures in different parts of the body away from formed or forming furuncles, and thus secure many cultures, simultaneous of otherwise, of the blood of the general circulation.”
“At the time of making these observations I spoke of them to Dr. Maurice Reynaud, who was good enough to send me a patient who had had furuncles for more than three months.”
“I am convinced that among them would be found growths of the micro-organism of furuncles.”
“The first culture, of March thirteenth, contained only the organism of furuncles; the next one, that of the fifteenth, contained an organism resembling that of furunculosis, but which always differed enough to make it easy usually to distinguish it.”
“The Academy may remember that I stated before it, and the fact has never been denied, that ammoniacal urine is always produced by a microscopic organism, entirely similar in many respects to the organism of furuncles.”
“Thus I saw, that it corresponded exactly with the organism of furuncles.”
“I took pus from all of these furuncles that had not opened.”
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