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April 18, 1891

LETTER FROM BIRMINGHAM.

JAMA. 1891;XVI(16):566-568. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410680026011

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Abstract

[Written by Dr. Fred. B. Robinson, Professor of Surgery and Anatomy in Toledo Medical College.]

The Meeting of the Pathological and Clinical Section of the British Medical Association—A Case of Obstetrical Paralysis—A successful Case of Cholecystotomy—Mr. Lawson Tait—Intestinal Perforations and Disturbances—The Effect of Abdominal Section on the Action of the Kidneys.

The British Medical Association met in this city January 30, with Mr. Priestly Smith in the chair. This meeting was the Pathological and Clinical Section. It was a discussion of rare interest, especially to the gynecologist and abdominal surgeon.

The first case (with patient) presented was that of an infant 4 months old, afflicted with what is called " obstetrical paralysis." At the birth of the child great difficulty arose in delivering the shoulders, and after the birth the child's right arm was almost completely paralyzed. The muscles of the arm were nearly all atrophied and the arm was rotated

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