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    Charles Godlove Raue
Excerpt from book: GROUP II. AFFECTIONS WHICH RESULT IN DROPSICAL EFFUSIONS. This class comprises a number of affections which, according to their products appearance aud place, have been nicely distinguished from each other by post-mortem examinations, and accordingly classified. This classification, however, is of no practical use. I shall explain only the most important forms. Hydrocephalus acutus, Meningitis tuberculosa. This affection is an inflammation of the pia mater, which results in a serous-tubercular exudation, causing softening of the adjacent parts of the.brain. It generally attacks that portion of the pia mater which lines the ventricles: in other cases the inflammation is principally seated on the base of the brain, when it is named basilar meningitis. Its victims are most frequently children between the ages of one and seven years, and they are attacked most frequently during dentition. They almost always exhibit a scrofulous or tubercular diathesis: although there are cases of acute hydroeephalus, in which no tubercular tendency could be discovered. Tuberculosis of the lungs and lymphatic glands have been most frequently observed, however, in cases of hydroeephalus: therefore this complaint is clearly based upon a general, constitutional disorder. Hence it sometimes springs up suddenly in consequence of having its latent disposition aroused by dentition, a cold, or a fall: causes which, in otherwise healthy children, would produce no such serious effects. Hydrocephalus is likewise apt to follow hooping cough: acute eruptive diseases, especially measles: chronic eruptions of the head, especially if they dry up suddenly or if they are suppressed by external applications. Such conditions may at once localize the constitutional disorder in the brain, and develop the diseas...  
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