This article is from the 1911 Encyclopaedia Britannica. Medical science has made many leaps forward since it has been written. This is not a site for medical advice, when you need information on a medical condition, consult a professional instead.
'GANGRENE (from Gr. yayypatva, an eating sore, from ypaiveuv, to gnaw), a synonym in medicine for mortification, or a local death in the animal body due to interruption of the circulation by various causes.
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