Underwood, Michael, 1736-1820
A treatise upon ulcers of the legs: in which former methods of treatment are candidly examined and compared ... with an introduction on the process of ulceration and the origin of pus laudabile. To which are added hints on a successful method of treating some scrophulous tumors, and the mammary abscess and sore nipples of lying-in women.
London : Printed for J. Mathews, 1783.
Michael Underwood was one of the eighteenth century English physicians who excelled in descriptions of disease and management of patients, but made few contributions to understanding specific causes or pathology. This book gives insight into the difficulties confronting the doctor (and patient) in dealing with ulcers of different kinds and at different sites. Underwood was physician to the London Lying-in Hospital and is credited with the introduction of artificial formula feeding of infants.