The Obstetrical Journal of Great Britain and Ireland
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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...upon which the resistances act, the fulcrum being at the occipito-atloid articulation, is longer than the posterior. If the occiput is unduly prominent this difference of length would be diminished, although rarely, if ever, reversed. The plates of Dr. Budin, however, show that, in the instances observed by him, the head returned to its normal form a few days after delivery, although Hecker had described the peculiar form of head as being primary and permanent. He therefore argues that, as Professor Depaul has already shown, Hecker mistook the effect for the cause. In one respect there is rather a hiatus in the forms of head depicted by Dr. Budin--namely, with regard to that which results in unreduced occipito-posterior presentations. This arises from the fact that he has always succeeded in effecting rotation in such cases by the digital method, as recommended by M. Tarnier. Thus we have no example of the form of head often seen, in which the occiput is flattened and pushed forward so as to be almost in a line with the back and neck of the child, while die occipito-frontal diameter is greatly shortened, and the suboccipito-bregmatic and mento-bregmatic are lengthened. The only trace given is No. XLIV.--VOL. IV. P P one taken from an old model from a case in which the child had been dead some time, and was extracted by forceps. Here the moulding is like that in occipito-anterior presentations, only with much greater flattening of the forehead. It is evident that the mechanism in this case was exceptional, in consequence of the maceration of the head, and that the occiput must have escaped long before the forehead. The second part of the book is occupied by the results of an experimental research on a subject which is at present one of the...
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