A pulse rate of more than 100 per minute as being indicative of postpartum haemorrhage if it occurs an hour or more after parturition. 1851.
- Harry Wain (1907-1970):
The Story Behind the Word. Some Interesting Origins of Medical Terms.
Springfield, Illinois, Charles C. Thomas, 1958.
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