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March 5, 1887


JAMA. 1887;VIII(10):265-266. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391350013003

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The Treatment of Puerperal Rupture of the Uterus.  F. Kroner, of Breslau, in a short but lucid communication in the Centralblatt für Gynäcologie, in addition to reporting a case of his own observed in 1880, has collected all cases of puerperal rupture of the uterus, in which labor was completed per vias naturales, treated without drainage, reported during the last ten years, for the purpose of studying the relative advantage of drainage or no drainage. The outcome of this investigation serves as additional proof that drainage of the peritoneum presents no advantages, a view that is at the present day being admitted as correct from a theoretical as well as from a practical standpoint.His own case is the following: Woman, æt. 31, III-para, rachitic, child in vertex presentation; one hour after breaking of the membranes rupture of the womb, with escape of the head. Turning and extraction promptly

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