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July 11, 1891

A CASE IN OBSTETRICS, FOLLOWED FOR MONTHS BY A DAILY DISCHARGE OF OVER TWO QUARTS OF A WATERY FLUID THROUGH THE CERVICAL CANAL.Read in the Section of Obstetrics and Diseases of Women, at the Forty-second Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Washington, D. C., May, 1891.

JAMA. 1891;XVII(2):64-65. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410800020002c

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Abstract

On December 9th, 1890, a colored woman, aged 34, was confined at the close of her seventh pregnancy. She had borne three girls alive and easily, and three boys, two dead, and all with great difficulty. Finding a face presentation, apodalic version was performed, but not before two ineffectual attempts with the forceps had been made. The child was a male, weighing 12½ pounds, with a large ossified head. It was dead. The woman had been in labor two hours. After the birth of the placenta, there was an unusual amount of hæmorrhage, and the patient went into a condition bordering upon collapse. The extremities were bandaged and ligated, and whisky was administered with digitalis by hypodermic injection. Two quarts of a hot corrosive sublimate solution 1-3000 were thrown into the uterus, the hand carrying the nozzle of the syringe to the very fundus. There were no new lacerations to

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