There are many problems concerning Pink Disease
which clinical observations and experiment have failed
to solve. Its cause is unknown. Its peculiar age
incidence is unexplained. Its pathogenesis is
uncertain. In its treatment there is nothing curative
that we can exhibit. All that is left is to assist
the healing powers of nature. Even so there are
contradictory opinions as to how the assistance should
In my work in hospital and in practice I have had
an opportunity of studying and treating a number of
children sufferin from Pink Disease and in this thesis
I shall use this clinical experience and also an
examination of the literature ÿ ublished to consider
the unexplained etiology of the disease. ry figures
in this thesis are based on the examination of the
notes of cases of Pink Disease treated in the Babies'
Hospital, Newcastle, during the past fifteen sears.
I have also examined a number of cases after
recovery from the Pink Disease with a view to
discovering any possible after effects.