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January 29, 1887

A CASE OF ANTE-PARTUM HÆMORRHAGE AT TERM. RECOVERY.Read before the Chicago Medical Society, January 3, 1887.

JAMA. 1887;VIII(5):124-125. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391300012001b

On the morning of August 5, 1886, I was called to see Mrs. S., age 37 years, a large and powerfullybuilt American-born Irish woman, cultured and intelligent for one in her station of life; she gave me this history:

This was her ninth confinement, she had also suffered six miscarriages. Professor Daniel T. Nelson, her family physician, was compelled to use instruments on one occasion; the child was large and healthy and she made a good recovery; she had received no falls or injuries since carrying this child, to her knowledge. There was no history or evidence of specific disease. Before I finished questioning she remembered a few evenings since of running against some obstruction in the back-yard; this gave her a slight shock just at the time, but she paid no attention to it. The evening previous to my call, just as she had retired for the night, she