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June 27, 1891

A CASE OF DOUBLE UTERUS AND VAGINA.Read in the Section of Obstetrics and Diseases of Women, at the Forty-second Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Washington, D. C., May, 1891.

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JAMA. 1891;XVI(26):906. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410780006001b

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Mrs. A., 28 years of age, married six years, well developed. First pregnancy four years after marriage—there was nothing unusual during her term of pregnancy. Dr. Langan and I delivered her on February 6, 1889, under the influence of chloroform, of a living female child. It was a breech presentation, and never entered the inferior strait, and followed by a complete inversion of the uterus, which I reported to the St. Louis Medical Society. On April 25, 1890, I was summoned again to deliver her the second time. Upon examination I found it another breech presentation. Labor progressed favorably until entering the inferior strait, and then it became firmly lodged. I sent for Dr. Langan and my son to assist me. Under the influence of chloroform and in position, I proceeded to deliver her. I introduced my fingers in the vagina, but to my surprise I could not detect any

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