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 usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...can adapt itself between the promontory of thezsacrum and the back of symphysis pubis. The head is compressed only in this transverse direction (fig. 27), and the overlapping of the one parietal over the other is facilitated (fig. 28). Low position of the anterior fontanelle thus forms the indication for Tuming, which as closely follows the natural mechanism as Forceps clearly frustrates it. Although often spoken of as the most stationary department of the Art of Medicine, and although often looked upon as but little susceptible of further improvement, Midwifery is in our day undergoing a series of progressive changes, and is now passing through an era of reform, the end of which it is difficult to foresee and to foretell. Fatal and formidable operations, which were formerly considered to be of paramount importance, and which were only too frequently called into requisition, are now being greatly restricted in their application, and are gradually becoming supplanted by other operative procedures, at once more simple in their nature and more calculated to effect the great aims of the educated obstetrical practitioner. Not only so, but the class of cases in which any operative interference is required, is becoming always more distinctly defined; and operative measures of every kind are being daily improved and simplified. We now annul the pains of labour; and many men are beginning to ask themselves whether the parturient process as we see it in nature might not be safely interfered with, and whether they might not use means to expedite delivery with advantage to their patients and with comfort to themselves. Some have answered this question in the affirmative, and in the privacy of their own practice they have acted up to their conviction...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236808339
  • 9781236808332