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May 10, 1919


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JAMA. 1919;72(19):1363-1364. doi:10.1001/jama.1919.26110190002009b

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The hemorrhagic diseases of the new-born have always been of marked interest, and it is for this reason that these two cases are reported.

Case 1.  —A boy, whose delivery had been normal after a short labor, the fourth child of healthy parents, whose personal and family histories were negative as to hemorrhage, was circumcised seven days after birth, no sutures being used, with no unusual bleeding at the time of operation, the wound being dressed with boric acid and a narrow bandage. The wound began to ooze about fifteen hours after operation, the bleeding coming from no particular point. The usual local hemostatics were used, but without result, so a continuous suture of 00 catgut was used to unite the skin and mucosa. This had no other effect than to cause the stitch holes to ooze. A commercial hemostatic was then used locally, with no effect. Ten c.c. of

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