November 21, 1931


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Toledo, Ohio

JAMA. 1931;97(21):1556. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730210054026

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To the Editor:  —In "Queries and Minor Notes" (The Journal, October 24, p. 1247) under the caption "Unusual Obstetric Condition," Dr. Greer of Oakfield, Tenn., says: "Soon after the birth of the child, the patient began to have pains again. On examination I found the bag of waters protruding; it soon ruptured with a profuse rush of water. The placenta was delivered normally." In the answer the statement is made that the description of the case is not clear and that it is hard to conceive that there existed a large bag of waters with nothing in it except liquor amnii.I was interested in this case report. Without entering into a polemic, may I cite the fact that it is not unusual for accumulations of liquor amnii to be found limited by portions of the amnion. This condition can be seen by an examination of a series of placentas.

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