Gathered breast | definition of gathered breast by Medical dictionary
gathered breast An obsolete term for:
(1) Breast abscess;
(2) Cellulitis of the breast.
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As Moss observed, "A gathered breast
in a former lying-in, is often given as a reason for preventing a future attempt at nursing; either for fear of a like accident, or lest there should not be suck enough from want of milk in that breast."(76)