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Trusting the following report may be of interest, I send it to The Journal, in the hope that if there is a similar case on record, or having occurred in the practice of any physician, it may come to light. So far, I have not been able to find one in medical literature, or in the experience of physicians with whom I have conversed on the subject.
On Sunday, August 11, 1889, I was requested by my friend Dr. Dodds, of Anna, 111., to visit with him a patient in a neighboring village, a young married woman, who seemed to be suffering from a delayed miscarriage, about which there was something unusual.
From the doctor, the patient and her husband, who was also a physician, I obtained in substance the following history of the case: On Wednesday evening, the 7th, she was at Anna, where, in running to catch the
WARDNER H. RUPTURED UTERUS. OPERATION AND AMPUTATION OF A SECTION OF INTESTINE. A UNIQUE CASE.. JAMA. 1891;XVII(5):190–192. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410830026001h
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