Puerperal fever, as a private pestilence

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Title

Puerperal fever, as a private pestilence

Subject

Articles
Puerperal septicemia
Inscriptions
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894

Description

There was a great deal of initial resistance and hostility to Holmes’ ideas, particularly from two noted Philadelphia obstetricians, Charles D. Meigs and Hugh Lenox Hodge. In 1855, a reprint of the article appeared as Puerperal fever, as a private pestilence, containing a lengthy introduction and additional cases and evidence to support the initial assertions. Holmes stated that the original journal “never obtained a large circulation, and ceased to be published after a year’s existence, and as the few copies I had struck off separately were soon lost sight of among the friends to whom they were sent, the Essay can hardly be said to have been fully brought before the Profession.” The copy displayed here, with a presentation inscription to Henry Jacob Bigelow, contains marginal annotations, corrections, and notes by Holmes.

Abstract

Cover of 1855 reprint of the article "Puerperal fever, as a private pestilence" by Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)

Creator

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894

Publisher

Ticknor and Fields

Date Created

1855

Rights

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Is Part Of

Boston Medical Library Rare Books Collection (RG811.H73 1855 c. 1)

Format

text

Extent

1 cover

Language

English

Type

text

Identifier

DigID0002182

Provenance

From the collections of the Boston Medical Library

Files

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Citation

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894, “Puerperal fever, as a private pestilence,” OnView, accessed February 22, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6307.

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