Papers relating to articles by Professor Phillips

Scope and Content

Reprints, correspondence, drafts of addresses, research notes, and reprints of articles by contemporaries, relating to research work compiled by Professor Phillips for articles and addresses on pregnancy complications and treatments, including uterine action, myomectomy, caesarean section, ectopic pregnancy, obstetric shock, obstetric binders, puerperal fever, prolapse of the uretha, and constriction ring dystocia, including good notes on the death of Princess Charlotte in childbirth (1817), biographies of obstetricians including Dr Daniel Davis and Professor H Spencer, and discussions with Eardley Holland and Leonard Colebrook relating to puerperal fever.

Articles covered include:

An Unusual Degree of Cystic Degeneration of the Cervix, March 1908

Cases of Myomectomy during Pregnancy, 1914

A Case of Spontaneous Reinversion of the Uterus, 1928

Obstetric Shock, 1934

Obstetric Practice of the Future, 1935

Sims' speculum and posture, 1936

The Rational Use of the Obstetric Binder, 1936

History of the Prevention of Puerperal Fever, March 1938

The Prophylaxis of Constriction Ring Dystocia, 1938

Strange to Relate, 1940

Obituary of Professor H Spencer, 1941

Historical Method in the Sudy of Obstetrics, 1945


Original order and groupings of papers have been retained where possible.

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Copyright lies with the estate of Professor Miles Harris Phillips via the College Archivist

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Custodial History

A composite series brought together to facilitate access to papers of similar content.

Related Material

The College Archive also contains the following records relating to subjects highlighted in Professor Phillips' articles:

Papers of Professor John Chassar Moir, includes papers on the effects of ergometrine on uterine action [Archive Reference S2]

P Hilton: 'Sims to SMIS - a historical perspective on vesico-vaginal fistulae' [Archive Reference RCOG/E10/29/9]

Franco Crainz (Author) An Obstetric Tragedy- The Case of her Royal Highness, the Princess Charlotte Augusta [Archive Reference RCOG/P1/49]

Album of Leonard Colebrook: 'First trials of "The Sulpha Drugs" in puerperal fever' [Archive Reference S85]