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October 24, 1908

TRAUMATIC RUPTURE OF THE UTERUS AND BLADDER DURING LABOR AT FULL TERM. HYSTERECTOMY, REPAIR OF BLADDER AND RECOVERY.

Author Affiliations

Chief Surgeon to St. John's Hospital.; Resident Obstetrician, St. Ann's Maternity Hospital. ST. LOUIS.

JAMA. 1908;LI(17):1406-1407. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25410170022001d
Abstract

The object of this paper is not to review the literature of rupture of the uterus, but to report an interesting case.

Patient.  —A Russian by birth and of Jewish extraction, at the age of 16, left her native home and came to America. She had ten brothers and sisters, nine of whom were dead; the causes of death were unknown. The father and mother are living and well. The patient knows of no particular disease in family and stated that her mother and sisters experienced no particular difficulty in giving birth. She had no drug or tobacco habit. Menstruation was regular and without pain.

History.  —The patient had only done housework since her marriage to her first husband, at the age of 22. One year after her marriage she gave birth to a 6 months' child, which died within a few hours. She was divorced from her first husband

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