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Case 1.—On Sept. 18, 1891, I was called by telegram to see Miss S., with the injunction to come by daylight in the morning, prepared to operate. I found my patient to be a young girl 18 years old and unmarried, with the history of suppressed menstruation for two periods. Two weeks before the time for the third period she was seized with abdominal pain and uterine colic, with a profuse discharge of clotted and shreddy blood, which was supposed to be a return of the long delayed menstrual flow. This peculiar flow continued for two weeks, but its long continuation was not a source of anxiety to patient or friends, on account of the long delayed menstruation. On the 18th, one week after the cessation of the flow, she rode fourteen miles, over a rough road in a huge Pennsylvania wagon. She was seized that night with terrific abdominal
DICKSON JA. THREE CASES OF EXTRA-UTERINE PREGNANCY.ONE BEING COINCIDENT WITH NORMAL UTERINE PREGNANCY, AND ONE BEING A CASE OF ABDOMINAL PREGNANCY-OPERATION AND RECOVERY IN ALL. Read before the Union Medical Association of Northeastern, Ohio, at Akron, Ohio, Aug. 8,1893.. JAMA. 1894;XXII(13):454-456. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02420920010001d