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Title: 'Flushed breast' : a form of mastitis occurring very early in the puerperium
Author: Menzies, Frederick Norton
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1903
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The condition which I am about to describe and discuss was in • many of its aspects quite unfamiliar to me until I became resident in Queen Charlotte's Lying-in Hospital, during the months of January, February, March, and a part of April 1903. My attention was first drawn to its clinical interest and pathological importance by Dr. W.S.A.Griffth, Senior Physician to the Hospital. He pointed out to me that the affection was constantly observed at Queen Charlotte's Hospital during the first 14 days of the Puerperium, and that while its causation was in some instances quite obscure, its relation to certain other factors such as "Sore Nipples", was on the other hand quite definite. He further indicated that future investigation would probably show that all cases of so-called "Flushed Breast" were due to uterine sapraemia or some other uterine factor. During the month of January, 1903, it so happened that we had an unusual number of such cases, and as I had not heard or read of the condition previously either at the Maternity Hospital in Edinburgh or the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin, during my student days, my interest in the affection became quite intense and I determined to do everything in my power to investigate this curiously transient condition which seemed to fascinate everyone at Queen Charlotte's, and yet which no one had ever attempted to investigate carefully or describe clinically. Accordingly, I made a point of taking special notes of my own in each case from the beginning of January, 1903, and these are to he found carefully recorded in my Note Book; in addition, the Hospital Records for 1900, 1901, 1902, furnished me with a number of similar cases for comparison.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (M.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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