The Medical World Volume 5

The Medical World Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ... resembling the subsequent milk globules, and also contains such cells either with or without a tunic, the so-called colostrum corpuscles. Upon the commencement of lactation after parturition, the cell formation in the gland-vesicles proceeds with excessive energy, in consequence of which the secretion collected in the lactiferous ducts and gland-vesicles is evacuated in the form of the colostrum or immature milk; the true milk taking its place." Thus we find that immediately after parturition, the nipple is, as compared with the virgin condition, projecting, turgid, sensitive, and with its lactiferous ducts filled with colostrum. The child, as a rule, is applied to the nipple at an interval of from six to twelve hours after birth. It grasps the nipple and part of the areola in its mouth, and there results during the act of sucking, compression of the nipple by the child's gums, friction with its tongue and suction by the anterior part of its mouth. I wish here to say, that besides the child extracting the fluid contents of the ducts, it acts also on the vessels of the nipples, producing engorgement. As soon as the secretion of milk has taken place, the breast and nipple become distended, heated and increased in sensibility; and, though now the milk will be more easily withdrawn by the child, the nipple is at the same time in a less protected condition. These results, gentlemen, will, of course, be all exaggerated if the nipple is retracted; as then more forcible suction will be requisite to draw out the nipples; whilst in some instances, this difficulty may be insuperable. This brings me to consider the affections to which the nipples, from the foregoing considerations, will be liable. Ephraim City, Utah. Wit H. Olsten. TO BE CONTrNUED....
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  • Paperback | 346 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 617g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123660945X
  • 9781236609458