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October 11, 1884


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JAMA. 1884;III(15):393-401. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390640001001

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Read before the Section on Obstetrics and Diseases of Women, American Medical Association, May 8, 1884.

Mr. Chairman, and Gentlemen of the Section on Obstetrics and the Diseases of Women:—Requested by your honored and distinguished chairman to present a paper at this meeting on some subject appertaining o the branch of the profession we are all interested in, I thought that a few remarks on the management and rectification of the child's head in the occipito-posterior position in difficult cases might not prove to be unacceptable.

I selected this subject in lieu of a paper on some gynæcological topic, having understood that there were several papers in that department to be offered for our edification.

The subject I propose to consider is one which, at the present day, might appear to be almost superfluous and useless for any one to undertake, much less to offer anything different from that which

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