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March 8, 1884

TOXIC EFFECT OF ALCOHOL IN EXSANGUINITY.

Author Affiliations

NORTH WASHINGTON, OHIO.

JAMA. 1884;II(10):260-262. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390350008001b
Abstract

[Read to the Northwestern Ohio Medical Association, December 11, 1883.]

On the third day of October, 1883, I was called to attend Mrs. B., the case proving to be placenta prævia. She was an American by birth, aged 42 years, and the mother of seven children. Upon arrival I found her almost totally exsanguinated and still bleeding. She wore the pallor of death, as much so as she did when she was dead. She could not speak above a whisper. The examination revealed a case of placenta prævia partialis; head presenting the mouth of the uterus very little dilated, with gushes of blood and no pain. The first I did I gave her a full dose of ergot, not for an oxytocic, but for a styptic; at the same time I gave her an injection of warm water followed with an injection of cold water. The opposite effect of cold

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