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November 26, 1887


JAMA. 1887;IX(22):691-692. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400210019004

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The exhaustive article on this subject, by Professor Parvin, which is published in this issue of The Journal, will, we are sure, be read and studied with the greatest interest. And while it would be superfluous to go over, in this place, the points he has so ably presented, it may be interesting to notice some points brought out in the discussion following the reading of his paper; a discussion that must be regarded as a timely opening up of a very important and interesting subject, and participated in by Drs. W. T. Lusk, W. Goodell, Wharton Sinkler, C. B. Nancrede, H. C. Wood, and others.

In regard to fractures of the skull occurring in spontaneous deliveries, Dr. Lusk mentioned a case reported by Veit, in which the patient received large doses of ergot. The child was born with the right parietal bone separated from its fellow, from the occipital,

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