Cranial Presentations and Cranial Positions; Suggestions, Practical and Critical

Cranial Presentations and Cranial Positions; Suggestions, Practical and Critical

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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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ... by the disagreeable one, that the forehead comes round to the arch of the pubes, instead of the occiput. I do not mean to say, that in all cases of presentation of the anterior fontanelle, this perverse termination takes place; for, as the head under 6uch circumstances enters the pelvis with great difficulty (the process, in point of fact, being like pushing an egg through a round hole, with its side first instead of its end), nature gets rid of the difficulty These are his words: -- Mit dem Schadel stellt sich die Frucht gewBhnlich aof zweierlei Weise am Beckeneingange zur Geburt. That is to say, there are but two ways in which the cranium offers itself at the brim of the pelvis; and then follows an elaborate description of two exclusively vertex positions.--Page 10, et seq. f Perhaps the almost universal presence of an ear at the syir.physis pubis, while the head is in the pelvis, in all the four positions, may be explained by the fact, that that part of the head is very hard and unyielding (the petrous portion of the temporal bone), and, therefore, more readily finds a lodgment in the angle formed where the two oeta pubis meet, the other parts of the skull yielding and bending in, where they encounter less convenient parts of the cavity of the pelvi-. t If a tape be passed round a newly-born foetal head, round the forehead a little above the root of the nose, and round the back of the head just above the posterior fontanelle it will he found that it is a? t'-ir round to the ears one wav as the other. by making sometimes one end, sometimes the other end, of the head descend. That she should most frequently select the occiput--the most favourable end--is, perhaps, explained by the fact, that the vertebral column is attached...show more

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