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48 TEXAS NATURE OBSERVATIONS AND REMINISCENCES.
an enormous and nodulated cys-
tic tumor of one of the ovaries,
showing precisely the same condi-
tions, but the case undoubtedly
was one of cystoma or cystic de-
generation of the ovarian follicles ;
it weighed thirty pounds, the lady
living yet, in good health. It is
quite well known that in these
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cent. of the cattle carry the echi-
nococcus, and that in some other
countries, Iceland for instance,
according to Kuchenmeister, the
ewhinococcus disease is so wide-
spread among man that the native
physicians there in 1872 reportedly
one-eighth of all the diseases oc-
curring there as having been
A SINGLE ECCi IC OCCS \ITH IIOOK ElS IN CENTER (OF I'IKR B1(1D1.
Very highly magnified
slow-growing cystomas, as well as
in other more rapid-growing neo-
plasms, strangulation and degen-
eration of the tumor substance
with formation of pus cavities oc-
cur, even in small sized neoplasms.
In order to consider the pre-
valence and etiology of the echino-
coccus disease, history shows that
in India, where dogs are said to
be very numerous, seventy per
caused by the echinoeoccus para-
The pIropagation of the disease
is thus described in Nieenyer's
IPathology, il connection there-
with: "Animals infested with the
taenia eehinoeoccus at times eva-
cuate joints, the eggs or embryos
contained thereini, by some means
get into the drinking water or
come in contact with articles of
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