Obstetric Clinic

Obstetric Clinic

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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...to interfere in every case of face presentation, he may be exposed to the annoyance experienced by a gentleman to whom I heard Prof. Simpson allude in his lectures. This young gentleman had recently settled in a small town in Scotland, and met with an ordinary face presentation in his first case of labor; which, from the character and position of the patient, attracted great attention in the town. Conscientiously believing that interference was necessary, he frankly stated the situation, and sent a messenger on horseback in hot haste for an experienced practitioner many miles away. This heartless man, hearing the full details of the case from the panting messenger, yawned and yawned in the cool night air, and asked how much time had been spent on the road; when, yawning again, he advised the man to ride back quietly, as there was no necessity for any assistance, and the baby would surely be born before his return. Unluckily for the young doctor, this was the fact; and the story was so circulated that he found it desirable to take a fresh start in another place. Ohin posterz'orly.--In cases, however, where the chin is directed posteriorly, the risks are greater, although it is my belief that it rotates anteriorly more generally than some eminent authorities are willing to admit. In two cases of this character which I have witnessed, where experienced men have performed version for the purpose of saving the child from the risks attending this position of the face, the children have been delivered still-born. It is my impression that it is better, as a rule, to trust to nature than to perforin version in these cases; but that the endeavor to convert the presentation into that of an occipital maybe preeminently indicated. If, however, we...show more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 277g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123695677X
  • 9781236956774