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January 15, 1898

A Case of Puerperal Eclampsia (Ante Laborem) With Recovery.

JAMA. 1898;XXX(3):160-161. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440550048014

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Park City, Utah, Jan. 8, 1898.

To the Editor:  —As there is a good deal of uncertainty in regard to the exact pathology and treatment of puerperal eclampsia, it would possibly throw more light on the management of this dreaded disease if the physicians reported every case in their practice and the line of treatment pursued; especially does this seem important when it is remembered that according to statistics the mortality is 40.5 per cent, if the convulsions set in before the time of labor and about 29 per cent. during labor.Oct. 28, 1897, I was called on to prescribe for Mrs. S., age 22; pregnant about thirty-seven to thirty-eight weeks; primipara. She was troubled some with vomiting and complained of being very nervous and restless so that she could sleep but very little during the night; had quite a severe pain in the stomach and a good deal

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