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December 7, 1889


JAMA. 1889;XIII(23):813-814. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02401190019004

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Etiology and Treatment of Obstinate Vomiting of Pregnacy.  —In a paper read before the Académie de Medécine by M. Guéniot, the author summarizes his conclusions as follows: The idea of combating obstinate vomiting of pregnancy with a single remedy or mode of practice seems to be quite erroneous, as its uselessness has been proved by experience. No one therapeutical agent has been shown to exercise a constant curative effect. This is as we should expect inasmuch as the obstinate vomiting of pregnancy is dependent upon a variety of causes arising from three organs or systems, first, the uterus, which at once is the very focus of pregnancy and a source of special excitement affecting the other organs. Second, the nervous system, (spinal and ganglionic) which by the aid of its reflex power transmits the excitement to other organs. Third, the stomach, which is the seat and agent of the principal

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