from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Gangrene of the skin.


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  • Of sphaceloderma, or gangrene of the skin, probably the most interesting is Raynaud's disease of symmetric gangrene, a vascular disorder, which is seen in three grades of intensity: there is local syncope, producing the condition known as dead-fingers or dead-toes, and analogous to that produced by intense cold; and local asphyxia, which usually follows local syncope, or may develop independently.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine


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