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April 13, 1889

Pregnancy, with Accidental Hæmorrhage; Difficult to Control and Difficult in the Diagnosis.

JAMA. 1889;XII(15):537-538. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02400920033011

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Dear Sir:  —The following case seems to me to be of special interest:Mrs. P., æt. 30 years, mother of five children and had had three miscarriages. Her mother died of disease of some one of the abdominal organs. Mrs. P. had her last monthly period the latter part of last July. On September 24, whilst sitting in a carriage watching a procession passing by, she was taken suddenly with uterine hæmorrhage and was carried into a drug store in a fainting condition. On November 20 she had recurrence of the hæmorrhage, and also on December 21. I saw her first on November 20. On December 29 she had another hæmorrhage. At this time she took to her bed and remained there. The hæmorrhage never afterwards totally ceased. January 1, 1889, patient had profuse hæmorrhage; also January 16 and 21. On the morning of January 23 I tamponed in order

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