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On the first day of June, 1888, I was called to see Mrs. James L., living six miles south of the city. She had been thrown from a heavy farm wagon which, turning over, struck her across the lower portion of the abdomen and hips with such force that she was unable to move her body or lower limbs for several weeks. She was seven months advanced in her sixth pregnancy. Active uterine pains came upon the second day after the injury, the membranes rupturing on the third with a free discharge of liquor amnii. Despite hypodermic injections of sulph. morph. and atropia, rectal enemata of tinct. opii, etc., the os dilated and the pains and discharge continued for three days, the pains steadily growing less forcible and the waters less abundant, when both ceased and there was gradual improvement in the general condition, but any attempt to walk was
SCHENCK WL. REPAIR OF A RUPTURED CHORION. REPORT OF A CASE.. JAMA. 1888;XI(17):593-594. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400690017001f