The mother of W., a boy born at Shantung Christian University Hospital, had had two previous pregnancies. Both parents were Chinese. There was no family history of tuberculosis or syphilis. The mother's blood Wassermann reaction was negative. The first child died of dysentery; the second died of convulsions at about 2 months of age.
Labor began at the anticipated time, was not prolonged and ended in spontaneous delivery. The infant's measurements were: length, 51 cm; head, 35.5 cm.; thorax, 35 cm. and abdomen, 35 cm. He weighed 3,435 Gm. There was no difficulty in eliciting a vigorous cry immediately after delivery. The skin of the scalp, face, ears and neck was markedly cyanotic at birth. There was also cyanosis of the mucous membrane of the mouth. The skin of the body and limbs was also slightly cyanotic, being most marked on the forearms and legs. This cyanosis gradually decreased, until
SCOTT AV. PATENT DUCTUS ARTERIOSUS, HEMATOMA OF THE LEFT SUPRARENAL GLAND, MENINGEAL HEMORRHAGES AND DIVERTICULUM OF THE ILEUMREPORT OF A CASE IN A CHINESE INFANT. Am J Dis Child. 1928;35(2):254–255. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1928.01920200086010