A Practical Treatise on Midwifery, Containing the Results of 16,654 Births, Occurring in the Dublin Lying-In Hospital, During a Period of Seven Years Commencing November 1826

A Practical Treatise on Midwifery, Containing the Results of 16,654 Births, Occurring in the Dublin Lying-In Hospital, During a Period of Seven Years Commencing November 1826

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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. 1836 edition. Excerpt: ...and the patient was enjoined to remain perfectly quiet on the couch where she had been delivered for two hours, after which time she was cautiously carried to bed, and a powder containing eight grains of calomel and fifteen of jalap, with half a grain of powdered opium, administered. October 29th, 9 A.1vI.--Rested badly; bowels have not been opened; pulse 114, feeble; abdomen distended, and very tender on pressure. To have one ounce of castor oil, and one of tincture of jalap immediately; to be repeated in three hours if necessary. Three dozen leeches to the abdomen, and afterwards the warm bath, in which she is to remain as long as she finds it agreeable; the abdomen to be fomented every second hour with flannels as hot as can be endured. 9 o'clock P.M.--Purgative draught was repeated; bowels have been well emptied; abdomen softer; less painful on pressure; pulse 120; tongue foul.. The stuping to be diligently continued. October 30, 9 A.M.--Had some rest; pulse 114; tongue foul; abdomen full; uterus enlarged; very tender on pressure; bowels open. Three dozen leeches over region of uterus, afterwards a warm bath; stupes every second hour; the saline mixture with Rochelle Salt. 9 o'clock P.M.--Felt relieved by the leeches and bath; pulse 120; bowels open; abdomen softer, much less painful on pressure. Fomentations and saline draught to be continued. 31st, 9 A.M.--Rested tolerably; drank freely; pulse ll4; bowels open; uterus still continues enlarged, hard, and tender on pressure. Three dozen leeches and warm bath to be repeated; stupes every second hour; to have three drachms of castor oil in an ounce of pennyroyal water. November lst, 9 A.M.--Rested well; drank freely; pulse I14; abdomen soft and free from pain; uterus still...show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
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  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236933516
  • 9781236933515
  • 2,272,460