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August 31, 1907


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JAMA. 1907;XLIX(9):775. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25320090051002a

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Occurrences of vaginal hemorrhage of the new-born are sufficiently rare to warrant my reporting the following case:

History.  —Baby D. was born Sunday morning, June 23, 1907, after a normal confinement of three and one-half hours' duration. When three days old her nurse noticed a tinge of red on her diaper. The day following, on inspecting the vulva, I noticed blood at the vaginal orifice and wiped away several drops with a pledget of absorbent cotton. The flow remained constant for two days, then gradually diminished in amount and ceased spontaneously June 30. Between one and two drams would be a fair estimate of the total amount of blood lost.The infant was normal in every respect, weighing at birth 7% pounds. She is the fourth child in a family of robust children. She comes of a remarkably healthy ancestral line— neither syphilis, tuberculosis nor any blood dyscrasia appearing as

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