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September 13, 1952

CONTROL OF POSTPARTUM HEMORRHAGE

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New York University Medical College. New York 21

JAMA. 1952;150(2):153. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.03680020087022

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To the Editor:  —In The Journal of Aug. 9, 1952, page 1413, Dr. Louis H. Douglass has pointed out that I misquoted him in my article titled "Control of Postpartum Hemorrhage" (J. A. M. A., June 21, 1952, page 757). I regret this misquotation very much, especially because I am of the same opinion as Dr. Douglass concerning the use of conventional uterine packings for postpartum hemorrhage. However, his excellent results cannot be duplicated elsewhere, unless facilities and experience are on a par with those that prevail in his hospitals. The prevention of postpartum hemorrhage is not under discussion here; but once such hemorrhage is present it has to be dealt with promptly and adequately. In many hospitals, the specialist, be he surgeon or obstretrician, may not be at hand nor available at a moment's notice. Diagnosis and operative procedure may be delayed. In these cases "traction packing," entirely different

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