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October 26, 1912


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Fairplay, Md.

JAMA. 1912;LIX(17):1539. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270100307017

Spontaneous hemorrhage of the new-born is so obscure and so fatal a disease that any experience pointing the way out is worth recording. All treatment detailed in the literature of the subject is so difficult a technic as to require either special skill or special apparatus or both. In view of these facts the following case is worthy of report:

Mrs. R., aged 42, white, was delivered rapidly and easily of her ninth child at 4 p. m., Aug. 26, 1912. She was not in labor more than thirty minutes and the baby was born fully half an hour before the attendant's arrival. The child, a girl, weighed 9½ pounds and appeared perfectly well and normal. Of the eight children previously horn, two had died, one, the first born, of some bowel complication at four months; and one, the fourth, of hemorrhage on the fourth day. The ninth child was

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