In presenting this paper for consideration, it is my intention to take up, so far as the time allowed me will permit, the question of abdominal Cesarean section, with regard to the indications for its employment, the choice of time for its use, the technic of the operation, and the results obtained. In a general paper of this description, it would be trying to the patience, as well as unsuitable, to give more than a passing consideration to the details of the subject, the main object being to show the results obtained from a large number of sections, together with certain especial points in the technic of the operation.
The series of cases reported comprise the total number done in the Lying-in Hospital during the eighteen years of its existence, and are, therefore, in no sense of the word, selected cases. It will be my endeavor to show some of
McPHERSON R. ABDOMINAL CESAREAN SECTION, AS PERFORMED AT THE SOCIETY OF THE LYING-IN HOSPITAL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, WITH AN ANALYSIS OF 186 CASES.. JAMA. 1908;LI(9):734-739. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25410090016001d