By D. de Moulin
The 3rd Breast melanoma operating convention of the Breast melanoma Cooperative crew of the eu association for learn on therapy of melanoma, to be held in Amsterdam on April 27-29, 1983, was once the main reason for scripting this booklet. It used to be felt brief evaluation of the most pathogenetic conceptions and healing rules that have awarded themselves with reference to mammary melanoma during Western historical past, will help to attract a extra entire photograph of the place we stand this present day. it isn't effortless to make your mind up which rules, even supposing discarded, deserve but to be remembered and which authors from the previous could be thought of to be really consultant of the clinical weather in their age. Twenty centuries have produced a substantial amount of principles and the variety of scientific authors who complicated, or rejected, or changed, or revived them, is absolutely uncountable. So the historian has to make a selec tion and offerings are perforce subjective and open to feedback. In scripting this ebook i attempted to refer to unique resources within the unique language up to attainable. those assets weren't constantly strictly clinical for the reason that I geared toward putting the matter of malignant breast sickness - which would function a paradigm of melanoma quite often - in a slightly wider context. For the heritage of medication is not just a heritage of principles, but additionally that of individuals, of associations, of society.
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Since sorrow or anger could bring about coagulation of humours, the sufferers should be encouraged to adopt a cheerful attitude. Cheerfulness and good hU'llOur further 'soft fermentation' of the blood and an even distribution of vital spirits. 66 Before proceeding to a mastectomy, Dionis used to mark the lines of incision with ink. In the seventeenth century medical literature, frequent mention is made of enlarged and hardened glands in the ipsilateral axilla. The cause of these enlargements was thought to be the same as the one underlying the lump in the breast.
This case was repeatedly referred to in 29 later discussions on the question of whether, after excision, the wound should be closed or left open. The Ephemerides, or Miscellanea curiosa medico-physica academiae naturae curiosorum sive ephemeridum medico-physicarum germanicarum curiosarum, as the official title goes, was a mainly medical and biological periodical first issued in 1670 under the auspices of one of the earliest scientific societies, the 'Academia Naturae Curiosorum'. Both academy and periodical still exist.
In his pathophysiological considerations Sylvius attached great importance to lymph. His preoccupation was quite modern: the lymphatic system had only just been discovered and anatomists vied with one another in describing its details. It was Thomas Bartholin of Copenhagen (1616-80), a member of a family of distinguished anatomists, who in 1653 had introduced the designation 'vasa lymphatica' for the newly discovered systems of vessels. 56 The Latin word 'lympha' (clear spring water) was suggested to him on account of the clear, watery contents of these vessels.