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November 25, 1939


JAMA. 1939;113(22):1981. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800470057020

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To the Editor:—  A clinical note in The Journal October 14 by Dr. Walter McMann reports a case of hypersensitivity to solution of posterior pituitary. I would like to add a case of my own to the few that have been reported.An octigravida aged 36 was seen by me in August 1934 for antepartum care. She made only this one antepartum call, at which time it was found that all previous labors had been normal and that all children were living and well. The present pregnancy had progressed without incident, and the estimated date of confinement was about September 7. On September 4 she was delivered of a normal male infant at 4: 50 a. m. Following the second stage of labor she was given 1 cc. of solution of posterior pituitary intramuscularly, which is my routine practice. On completion of the third stage she complained of generalized itching

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