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October 27, 1900

GASTROINTESTINAL HEMORRHAGE IN THE NEW-BORN.

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PITTSBURG, PA.

JAMA. 1900;XXXV(17):1084-1086. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24620430020001g
Abstract

On Sept. 18, 1899, a fine, plump baby girl, eight pounds in weight, was born. The mother was a primipara, and her period of gestation 290 days. The family history on both sides was good.

Labor pains came on strong at 12 a. m.[ill] and as they continued, but with little advance of the child, forceps were applied at 5 p. m., delivery being quite difficult. The cord was cut in about five minutes after birth. The child was somewhat asphyxiated, but in a few minutes was breathing nicely. She was put to the breast in about one-half hour, when she sucked finely. All the next day she nursed well, as all healthy babies should do. Her bowels were moved and she passed water freely.

On September 20, at midnight, when the baby was 31 hours old, she vomited and passed by the rectum some material which looked much like

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