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March 31, 1923

A CASE OF ECTOPIC PREGNANCY AT TERM WITH LIVING CHILD

JAMA. 1923;80(13):913-914. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.26430400001012

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Abstract

History.  —Mrs. B., aged 39, born in Denmark, who had been married thirteen years and had never before been pregnant, was seen, April 4, 1922, when suffering from influenza.

Examinations.  —Routine examination revealed a pregnancy of about six months. The patient gave a history of regular menstruation up to about six months before, and thought the cessation was due to change of life. She had not noticed any increase in size of the abdomen, and gave no history of nausea or of quickening.June 6, she was again seen, and a diagnosis of pregnancy of about seven months was made. The heart and lungs were normal; the pelvic measurements were adequate, and the fetal heart tones were clear and distinct to the left of the umbilicus. The urine showed a small ring of albumin and a few casts. The blood pressure was: systolic, 140; diastolic, 90; and there was some

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