On Sept. 16, 1899, I was called to see a woman suffering from hemorrhage due to abortion, at the end of the second month. She was virtually in a state of collapse, being pulseless and very pallid. I gave, hypodermically, nitroglycerin and atropin, near the shoulder.
Then, as soon as I could have it prepared, I injected nearly a half-gallon of hot salt solution into the bowel and held it there by pressure on the anus for one-half hour; her pulse came up, and she resumed to some extent, her natural color. I then put her on turpentine and ergot every two hours.
There was no more hemorrhage. The entire ovum was expelled, and there being no placenta I did not, in her prostrated condition, examine for clots. I saw her the next day, and found her doing well, with no further hemorrhage.
—On the night of
GREENLEY TB. CASES ILLUSTRATING VALUE OF RECTAL INJECTIONS OF SALT SOLUTION IN HEMORRHAGE AND THREATENED COLLAPSE. JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(6):380. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.52470060024001i
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