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May 26, 1888


JAMA. 1888;X(21):666. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400470030012

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Dear Sir:  —The following interesting case of double vagina came under my observation May 2, 1888: Mrs. L. C., æt. 23, had been in labor six hours. I found a breech presentation and the os uteri dilated sufficiently to admit three fingers. As the finger was introduced for the purpose of making the examination nothing abnormal was discovered in the vagina. But before withdrawing the finger, on sweeping it from side to side, it seemed to enter a kind of pocket to the left. A careful exploration then revealed a vertical septum, dividing the vaginal canal into two nearly equal lateral halves. Its thickness would average about one-eighth inch; its breadth was about two inches from above downward. Near the cervix uteri it was incomplete, permitting the finger to pass through from one side to the other, thus at first giving the impression of a pocket, as above described. After

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