Excerpt from The Obstetrical Journal of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol. 6: Including Midwifery and the Diseases of Women and Children; April, 1878, to March, 1879
IN this paper it is my intention to record four cases of this affection from my note-book, then review and comment on the causation, prognosis, and treatment of the same.
Case I. - On 3rd July, I 874, whilst acting as locum lenaw for my friend, Mr. Watson, of Lancaster, I was called at I pm. To the assistance of the late Mr. Wane. Of Morecambe, who had been in attendance for some time on Mrs. E., of Morecambe (primipara). I found she had had several fits, and these continued with great severity, so that we came to the conclusion that it was necessary to deliver at once. On making a vaginal examination I found the breech of the child filling the cavity of the pelvis, though jammed near the outlet. Pains were absent. I introduced the forefinger of my right hand into its left groin, and man aged to bring down the breech (but in doing so fractured the thigh) with gradual and equable traction the rest of the body followed, the head giving us some little trouble. The child was stillborn. The placenta was easily removed, and firm contraction of the uterus obtained.
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