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October 19, 1901

Gangrene Complicating Pregnancies.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(16):1051. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470420039019

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Austin, Texas, Oct. 11, 1901.

To the Editor:  —For the benefit of the statistic-pathologist, allow me to report that several years ago, a primipara, of this city, lost one of her feet, and part of the ankle, as a result of gangrene, complicating parturition. The patient fully recovered, and has since borne five healthy children, all of whom are now strong and well. Personal observations lead us to believe that such complications are not so rare, or so fatal, as many writers would have us to believe.

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