iconograms

Necrosis Fasciae [Necrotizing fasciitis]

I’ve seen an oddly large number of cases of necrotizing fasciitis on the abdomen involving infection after spider bites. I’m not sure if this is actually something that’s common, or if I’ve just seen those cases and not the others.

Iconograms: A Collection of Colored Plates Illustrating Interesting Surgical Conditions. Prof. Bockenheimer, 1913.

Combustio (X-Rays)

This patient had been exposed to a single long exposure of x-ray radiation in the thought that it would help a chronic swelling of his thigh. Over the course of the hours and days following the exposure, the skin became brown, then red, then white, and eventually ulcerated. There was also noticeable hardening of the skin and hypodermis in the most burned sections.

The brown areas shown are the least affected. The ulcers cleared in short order, with the application of dusting powder. The hardened skin and sub-dermal tissues regained its normal pliability within several weeks.

Iconograms: A Collection of Colored Plates Illustrating Interesting Surgical Conditions. Prof. Bockenheimer, 1913.