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May 21, 1887


JAMA. 1887;VIII(21):581-582. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391460021007

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Cæsarean Section—Craniotomy—Laparo-Elytrotomy.

At a recent meeting of the New York County Medical Association Dr. Lusk reported a case of Cæsarean section, operated on by Sänger's method. The case shows the importance of operating early in labor, of proceeding with deliberation, and of using strict antisepsis, as well as the advantages of constricting the uterus with a rubber ligature to prevent hæmorrhage during the incision of the uterus, extraction of the child, and suturing of the uterine wound. The patient was 24 years old, a native of Ireland. On March 21 she was admitted to Dr. Lusk's service at Bellevue Hospital, on account of deformity of the pelvis resulting from hip disease when a child. When 11 years old she was treated for this at a Dublin hospital, and discharged cured; but during her pregnancy she noticed some suppurative discharge from the old sinus which had formed

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