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—Feb. 3, 1911, I was called to a neighboring village to see Mrs. J. G., a German-Russian woman, quartipara, aged 24 years, This was on the twelfth day of the puerperium. The labor had been attended by a Russian midwife, who, in order (as she thought) to facilitate labor, had stuffed the vagina of the patient full of lard, which latter had stood in an open can in the kitchen for quite a while before being put to this rather remarkable use. It might be well to remark here that the midwife had not been guilty of washing her hands, even with water, before making any of her numerous examinations.
—When I first saw the patient, February 3, her temperature was 103, pulse 120; she had had chills for several days (it is impossible to get exact data from these people); severe headache; pains in back and limbs;
WOLVERTON WC. OPSONOTHERAPY IN A CASE OF PUERPERAL SEPSIS. JAMA. 1911;LVII(16):1287. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260100113020
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