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September 24, 1887

DYSTOCIA FROM SHORT OR COILED FUNIS, AND ITS TREATMENT.

JAMA. 1887;IX(13):398-402. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400120014003

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Abstract

Read before the Medical Society of the District of Columbia, April 27, 1887.

BY A. F. A. KING, M.D.,

OF WASHINGTON, D. C.

In a paper read before this Society six years ago, and published in the American Journal of Obstetrics (New York, vol. xiv, No. 2, April, 1881, pp. 322-328), and in a subsequent publication in the Transactions of the American Gynœcological Society for 1886, I have called attention to protracted labor due to short or coiled funis, and laid some stress upon the method of expediting delivery in such cases by changing the posture of the lying-in woman from a recumbent position to a sitting, kneeling or squatting one. An instinctive desire on the part of the woman to assume such a change of posture was also mentioned as one of the symptoms indicating shortness or coiling of the cord when it impedes delivery.

At the time of

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