The management of the membranes in abortion and in labor has recently received a good deal of attention by the medical profession of this country and of Europe, with a very marked improvement in the treatment. Still we are very far from being united upon any one course of practice; some physicians adhering to the purely expectant treatment; some practicing the immediate removal of the membranes, while others adopt a system intermediate between these. We cannot, in the time allowed, consider this subject in detail, but hope to make some practical suggestions, based upon experience and observation in the treatment of these cases.
We will first speak of the membranes in abortion at the different periods of pregnancy, from the beginning to the end of the seventh month, and then of the membranes in premature labor, and in labor at term. That we may treat abortion intelligently and scientifically, we
WATHEN WH. TREATMENT OF THE SECUNDINES IN ABORTION AND IN LABOR. JAMA. 1885;IV(25):678–681. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391000006001b
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