This section is from the book "The Home Hand-Book of Domestic Hygiene and Rational Medicine. Volume 2.", by J. H. Kellogg, M.D.. Also available from Amazon: The Home Hand-Book of Domestic Hygiene and Rational Medicine, Volume 2.
In this form of enlargement of the liver, the tissue of the organ becomes filled with a peculiar substance, which gives to it a waxy appearance. The organ loses its natural chocolate hue and becomes very light colored. The disease most often occurs in persons who have long suffered from the daily loss of large quantities of pus, as from a chronic abscess. It is generally accompanied by a similar disease of the kidneys, which is indicated by the presence of albumen in the urine. It also occurs in consumption. For treatment, see "Waxy Degeneration of the Kidneys."