Contributions to Obstetrics and Gynecology

Contributions to Obstetrics and Gynecology

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ... degree of flexion, and has descended well into the pelvic cavity within the unbroken membranes, while the soft parts give no evidence of undue or prolonged compression. In any case the situation of the os internum at the posterior wall of the pelvis in Braune's plate (see fig. 14, p. 143) in no way corresponds to the fanciful elevation of it depicted in Bandl's diagram (fig. 15). In Braune's accurate drawing from nature, the posterior part of the os internum is little above the promontory of the sacrum; in Bandl's drawing, from his imagination, it is somewhere about the level of the third lumbar 1 Ubcr Ruptur der Gebdrmutter und ihre Mechanik. Wien, 1875. 2 Die Lage des Fotus am Ende dtr Schwangcrschaft. Fig. 15. Oveb-distension OF Cervix, according to Bandl. vertebra. His contention, that the position of the os internum above the symphysis pubis belongs to an abnormal labour, arises from his failing to have recognised the elevation of it which normally takes place during labour when, as Dr. Hart and I have pointed out,1 the anterior half of the pelvic floor gets lifted up en masse into the abdominal cavity. Again, in his very natural and pardonable eagerness to 1 See Dr. Hart's Papers on "A Study of Two Mesial Vertical Sections of the Female Pelvis." Transactions of the Edinburgh Obstetrical Society, v. 62; and "On a Source of Error in the Clinical Estimation of Elongation of the Cervix during Labour." Ibid., 42. establish and extend his doctrine, Bandl coolly tries to explain away the most striking features of the case I have recorded above as due to erroneous observations. His references to the case, however, show that he has misread it; and whilst I still gladly accept his doctrine, with some modification, as the best...
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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236586182
  • 9781236586186