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April 21, 1888


JAMA. 1888;X(16):504-505. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400420028016

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Dear Sir:  —On April 4th I was called to see Martha Brown (col'd), who had given birth to ten children. She had been in labor for about forty-eight hours. The head had been born about four hours before I saw her, and with the uterus most powerfully contracting failed to make any further advance. I found the child dead, with the cord around the neck, the epidermis removed from the greater part of the face and neck. By gentle manipulations and traction I very soon succeeded in delivering the child and found the funis detached from the umbilicus and greatly diminished in size. The length was about normal. I found the placenta partially attached to the fundus with hour-glass contraction.The fœtus, from the statement of the woman, must have been dead for more than a week as she received a fall from a fence and had felt no movement

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