An Epitome of Juridical or Forensic Medicine for the Use of Medical Men, Coroners and Barristers

An Epitome of Juridical or Forensic Medicine for the Use of Medical Men, Coroners and Barristers

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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. 1816 edition. Excerpt: ...either from the injury it has received, or from the fatigue and exhaustion it has undergone, during a protracted labour..D Hunter says, "a child will commonly breathe as. soon as its mouth is born, or protruded from the mother; and in that case may lose its life before the body is born." It may not have reached its full time; and whether it has or not, is a question not always easy to ascertain, for a child at eight months often closely resembles one at nine; but as a child at eight months generally lives, the question is not of importance, for, if it is much younger, its diminutive size or imperfect formation will be evident: it may, however, though of full growth, be imperfectly formed; the heart, or organs of respiration, may be in an unnatural state, or the urinary passages or anus be imperforated; swellings, or accumulations of mucus, may have closed the trachea, and prevented respiration. Wounds, bruises, and other marks of violence are nearly the same in appearance as in adults; should be remembered, that the heads of new-born children are gene rally swelled after a hard labour. It is possible that a pin, or other sharp instrument, may have been thrust into the brain, or heart; it is proper, therefore, that any appearance of puncture should be examined and minutely traced. The state of the mother should be inquired into: if there has been any unnatural flooding, by which it is declared that the child was drowned, or by which she was rendered unable to succour it, or render it the necessary assistance, she will be found pale, weak, and oedematous; the quantity of blood lost should be ascertained, and compared with the discharges usual in parturition. Fainting, convulsions, and delirium, sometimes attend labour, and may take...
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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236563468
  • 9781236563460