He died of gangrene of the leg in his seventieth year.
Nevertheless, gangrene is nothing more or less than the putrefactive fermentation of an animal tissue still attached to the body.
If the dead part be protected from the ingress of putrefactive organisms, however, it separates from that which is living without the ordinary evidences of gangrene, and is then known as an " aseptic slough."
- Symmetrical gangrene of toes (3 months' duration), showing the sharp " line rof demarcation " between the mummified toes and the more healthy tissue.
In the gangrenous form various parts of the body underwent gangrene as a consequence of the arrest of bloodsupply produced by the action of sphacelinic acid on the arteries.