Successful case of extraction of child by caesarean section after the death of the mother.
Harley, George, 1829-1896.
Journal : (The) Monthly Journal of Medical Science ; vol. xi.
Edinburgh : Sutherland and Knox, 1850.
Description : 21-24 p., [1 l.] pl. ; ill.: 1 phot. ; 14 cm.
Photograph : albumen (unverified) portrait of the child at age 16. Photograph taken in 1866.
Subject : Gravid uterus — Caesarean section ; partus post matris mortem.
- "Read by Dr. [James Young] Simpson, on 5th June, at the Meeting of the Edinburgh Medico-Chirurgical Society."
- Author caption: By George Harley, Esq., House-Surgeon in the Edinburgh Maternity Hospital.
- Medical degree: University of Edinburgh, 1850.
- Postgraduate work at College de France Physiology Laboratory, under Magendie and Bernard.
- Postgraduate studies in Germany under Virchow and Liebig.
- Lecturer, practical physiology and histology, University College, London, 1855.
- Fellow, Edinburgh College of Physicians, 1858.
- Professor, medical jurisprudence, University College, London, 1859.
- Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, 1864.
- Reprint: (Brathwaite's) Retrospect of Medicine, vol. xxii ; p. 347-348.
- Offprint also issued.
- Eponym: Harley's disease - paroxysmal hemoglobinuria.
- GM: 4171.
- Index Medicus: 20607561250.
Harley circulated the offprint with a photographic portrait, taken 16 years later, of the premature child he had delivered
by cesarean section and labored to resuscitate. There are almost no copies extant. A manuscript note attached to a copy
archived at the National Library of Medicine indicates the boy was working as a page in the service of Dr. Harley. The mother
was in poor health and asphyxiated suddenly from a lung infection.
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