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February 9, 1918

CHILDBIRTH AND TUBERCULOSIS

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NEW YORK

From the Sea View Hospital.

JAMA. 1918;70(6):368-370. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600060014006

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Abstract

It is thought that this series of childbirths in tuberculous women may be of interest because the patients were cared for in the Sea View Hospital, which makes special provision for these cases.

Some time ago a ward in this hospital was designated for the care of pregnancy and childbirth in tuberculous women. There seemed to be a need for this, and apparently there were few tuberculosis institutions that attempted to fill the need. The idea, in general, was to place the pregnant tuberculous woman in this ward, where the usual sanatorium treatment for tuberculosis was carried out as much as was possible during pregnancy and after labor.

ROUTINE  After admission to the hospital, the taking of the history, the physical examination and the obtaining of specimens of urine, sputum, etc., were done in the general female admission wards, where the patient was placed in bed for an observation period

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