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Title: The World book : organized knowledge in story and picture
Year: 1918 (1910s)
Authors: O’Shea, M. V. (Michael Vincent), 1866-1932 Foster, Ellsworth D Locke, George Herbert, 1870-1937
Subjects: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Publisher: Chicago : Hanson-Roach-Fowler
Contributing Library: Internet Archive
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is ex-tremely slow. Its symptoms are numbness,some pain and a drjing and blackening of theskin. Moist gangrene results from infection,suspended circulation and other agencies w-hichdestroy the tissues. This form shows a softdiscolored mass, covered with blisters, and ischaracterized by a disagreeable odor. In bothforms of the disease there may be a zone ofinflammation between the dead and living tis-sue called the line of demarcation. Hospitalgangrene was at one time frequently found inhospitals which were improperly conducted,from a sanitarj standpoint. In these casesmortification quickly followed infection and de-manded prompt surgical operation. Modernaseptic methods have abolished this form ofthe disease. The treatment of gangrene isusually a matter of incision or amputation wellbeyond the affected area, but in its earlystages the disease may be checked by carefuldietarj and medicinal treatment. GANNET, a large, white sea bird which isoften of service to fishermen, because it dis-
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THE GAXXKT closes the location of schools of herring byfollowing them and di\ing for the fish, whichis its main food. The birds have strong, sharpbills, webbed feet, a small pouch beneath the throat, and are about three feet long. Theymake their nests of seaweed on rocky cliffson Bird Rock and Bonaventure, in the Gulfof Saint Lawrence, and on islets off the BritishIslands. They are very tame, and the motherwill not move off her one pale, bluish-whiteegg even when a person walks close to her.The young require nearly two months to com-plete their growth and remain mottled brownfor three or four years. GANYMEDE, ganimeed, in mythology, wasa youth of marvelous beauty, whom Jupiter(which see), in the form of an eagfe, kidnappedand carried off to Olympus to be his cup-bearer. Hebe, the goddess of youth, had al-ways poured the nectar in which the gods oftenpledged themselves, until one day at a solemnoccasion she tripped and fell. This accidentdisgraced her and she was forced to resign herof
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