Excerpt from The Medical and Surgical Reporter, Vol. 58: January-July, 1888
About the end of the second week an anomaly was presented in the secretory func tion of the mammary glands being developed after its cessation for nearly eight years, and milk was drawn from the breasts continuously during the further observation of the case, which corresponded to the ordinary lactation developed after parturition. We have suffi cient grounds for stating that the function of lactation is not interrupted in the inferior animals by spaying, but that a secretion, which had been dormant so long, should be revived by the removal of the ovaries in the human female is a most remarkable feature of this case.
The patient, as already stated, was lifted from her bed after the first week to facilitate the discharges from her bladder and bowels. But after the fifteenth day she rose with some assistance and walked to and from the stool, spending a short time each day in an armed chair; and though her pulse ranged usually from 120 to 130 beats to the minute, her temperature continued normal, and there was. No complaint of soreness over the line of inci sion or in any other portion of the abdomen. There was usually given at night a triturate of sulph. Morphia gr. With sulph. Atro pin gr., under the effect of which she slept during most of the night. As the bowels continued torpid, laxatives followed by enemata were employed at intervals of' two or three days.
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