The British and Foreign Medico-Chirurgical Review or Quarterly Journal of Practical Medicine and Surgery Volume 4

The British and Foreign Medico-Chirurgical Review or Quarterly Journal of Practical Medicine and Surgery Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...case, occurring in a robust woman, on account of a hemorrhage after a fall, which, however, had ceased on his arrival. She was at full time. On examining the abdomen, he found it wanting in the usual roundness, and the integuments being relaxed, he was able on the right side to feel the lower parts of the child, and on the left a firm round body, which he concluded was the head. The os uteri was sufficiently open to admit the point of the finger, and its lips were thick and yielding; no presenting part could be felt. The sounds of the child's heart were inaudible, nor had the mother felt it move since the morning. The placenta-murmur was plainly heard at the left side. Believing he had diagnosed a cross-birth, the author proceeded to endeavour to rectify the position. The woman was laid on her left side, and a small firm cushion placed under the child's head. During a pain, with one hand applied to the child's head externally, and the other towards its breech, he endeavoured to direct the one down towards the brim of the pelvis, while he raised the other upwards. Little success at first attended these efforts, and the woman was unable to lie any longer on her left side. After two or three hours' manipulation, the patient sometimes lying on her back and sometimes on her side, with the cushion pressing on the chihr s head, some movement was at last impressed upon the infant's extremities; and after a while the bag of waters could be felt pressing against the os uteri, having a hard body behind it. The pains were slack, and on account of the thickness of the membranes these were not easily ruptured. After the discharge of the waters, the pains continued too slight, and the author having no more ergot, resorted to a practice which we have more than...show more

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  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 644g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236665376
  • 9781236665379