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October 26, 1889

LETTER FROM PARIS.

JAMA. 1889;XIII(17):611-612. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02401130033009

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Abstract

(FROM OUR REGULAR CORRESPONDENT.)

Dr. Guéniot on the Causes and Treatment of the severe or obstinate Vomiting of Pregnancy—Dr. Marc Sée on Congenital Hypertrophy of the Right Lower Extremity—Prof. Gayet on the Wearing of Celluloid Artificial Eyes—Antipyrin in the Treatment of Enuresis—The Incompatibility of certain Antiseptic Substances.

At a recent meeting of the Academy of Medicine Dr. Guéniot read a memoir on the causes and treatment of the severe or obstinate vomiting of pregnancy. According to the author there are three principal factors concerned in the etiology of this form of vomiting, viz.: the uterus, the nervous system and the stomach, consequently it is against the alteration of one of these organs that the treatment should be directed. Thus, as regards the uterus, there may be ulceration of its neck, or a flexion of its body on the neck may be a source of irritation which reflects on the nervous

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