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ACTINOMYCOSIS.                         265

cell infiltration with circumscribing granulation-tissue
leading to the formation of cicatricial bands. In the
form known as " wooden tongue" the disease runs an
essentially chronic course, with the production of consid-
erable amounts of connective tissue.

But few cases recover, the disease terminating by death
from exhaustion or from complicating pneumonia or
other organic lesions.