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November 21, 1885

A CASE OF RETAINED DEAD FŒTUS.

JAMA. 1885;V(21):569-570. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391200009001b
Abstract

A brief report of a case of this kind, seen some years ago, in consultation with Dr. William Thomson, of this city, and Dr. D. H. Dungan, is deemed of sufficient interest to engage for a short time the attention of this Society. The case is believed to be an unusual one in several particulars.

Mrs. A., aged 32 years, of a rather delicate constution, mother of two children, the youngest 10 years of age, had up to May, 1877, been regular in her catamenial periods, and had otherwise enjoyed her usual health. In quantity, her menses had always been very free, generally lasting five or six days. In this month her menstrual molimen made its appearunce at the usual time, but had never in years before been deficient in quantity, and though always painful, was more so now than formerly. She had uneasy sensations, and greater discomfort than was

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