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January 24, 1885

BRIEF NOTES OF THREE CASES IN WHICH PREMATURE LABOR WAS INDUCED.

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CAMBRIDGE, MASS.

JAMA. 1885;IV(4):97-98. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390790013001b

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Abstract

Read before the Cambridge Society for Medical Improvement, Dec. 22, 1884.

In one case where the woman was seven months pregnant, and where premature labor was urgently demanded, I used a carbolized sponge tent. This was left in for twenty-four hours, when it was removed and a second one for the same length of time was introdeced. I also used a third tent, well carbolized. After the removal of each tent I disinfected the parts with a 2 per cent. solution of carbolic acid. After the use of the third tent, labor pains began at irregular intervals, and were assisted by digital dilatation of the os uteri. On the fourth day the fœtus (male) weighing six pounds, was expelled alive, and it survived, and the mother, though suffering from some symptoms of septicæmia, recovered, but was unable to nurse her child, owing to the want of a sufficient quantity of

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