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December 12, 1925


Author Affiliations

From the neurologic and orthopedic clinics of the Children's Hospital.

JAMA. 1925;85(24):1862-1865. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02670240014005

The careful observation and stewardship of any large number of cases implies a certain responsibility to one's fellow workers. A report should be made of this stewardship so that they may profit by such an experience. I am therefore presenting a brief report of 1,100 cases of obstetric paralysis, in a large number of which I have been able to obtain fairly accurate data. These data will be presented because, by its numbers alone, it is the largest series of such cases ever recorded, and so far as that fact goes, must have a certain fundamental statistical value in establishing facts about this condition of obstetric paralysis.

The accompanying table shows in detail certain data in regard to these cases.

These figures alone, however, will not give one a complete picture of obstetric paralysis, as they record only the conditions occurring at birth, and serve only to suggest etiologic factors.

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