See also:mineralogy, a garnet (q.v.) cut with a
See also:surface . In
See also:medicine the name given to an acute
See also:local inflammation of the deeper layers of the skin, followed by sloughing . It is accompanied by
See also:great local tension and by constitutional disturbance, and in the early stages the
See also:pain is often extremely acute . A hard flattened swelling of a deep-red
See also:colour is noticed on the back,
See also:face or extremities . This gradually extends until in some instances it may become as large as a
See also:plate . Towards the centre of the mass numerous small openings
See also:form on the surface, from which
See also:blood and
See also:escape . Through these openings a yellow
See also:slough or " core " of leathery consistence can be seen . Carbuncle is an intense local inflammation caused by septic germs which have in some manner found their way to the
See also:part . It is particularly
See also:apt to occur in persons whose
See also:health is depressed by
See also:mental worries, or by such troubles as chronic disease of the kidneys or blood-vessels, or by diabetes . The attack ends in
See also:mortification of the affected tissue, and, after much suffering, the core or mortified part slowly comes away . The
See also:modern treatment consists in cutting into the in-flamed
See also:area, scraping out the germ-laden core at the earliest possible moment, and applying germicides . This method relieves the pain at once, materially diminishes the
See also:risk of blood-poisoning, and hastens convalescence .
CARBOY (from the Pers. gardbah, a flagon)
CARCAGENTE, or CARCAJENTE
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