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Secondary or symptomatic polycythaemias etc:- polycythaemia and cyanosis in congenital and acquired heart and lung diseases etc

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Parkes Weber, Frederick (1863-1962)
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Polycythaemia hypertonica (Gaisbock) with hyperpiosis of Sir Clifford Allbutt. Chronic cyanosis from methaemoglobinaemia, sulph-haemoglobinaemia, etc (sometimes congenital), familial idiopathic methaemoglobinaemia. Bismuth poisoning, Barium poisoning. Polycythaemia from cantharides, epinephrin and various drugs. Experimental polycythaemia, from haemolysis etc. Pseudo-cyanosis from staining of lips and mouth. Simulation of cyanosis (malingering). Cyanosis in dementia praecox etc. secondary erythrocytosis from tuberculosis and various diseases. See also my collection on 'Congenital Heart Disease'. Polycythaemia rubra secondary to excessive basal metabolism and as cause of excess of basal metabolism. Also (for comparison) the whole subject of cyanosis and the treatment (of CO poisoning etc) by inhalation of CO2 as a 'respiratory hormone'. For notes, cuttings etc on cases of red dermatosis (eczema-like, rosacea-like etc) connected with polycythaemia see my ms notes (included in this series) of Joseph Lecher (1920-29). This collection includes experimental polycythaemia rubra of various causation and polycythaemias due to 'action' of drugs and poisons. Familial idiopathic methaemoglobinaemia--with secondary polycythaemia (at end of this series). Lancet 1953 Oct: Polycythaemia with Fibroids (unique case)



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