It may seem superfluous at the present day to read a paper on any topic in connection with ectopic pregnancy, for so much has already been written on the subject. But there is one phase of it which seems to me to have been overlooked, or at least not to have received the attention it merits. I mean the differential diagnosis, but more especially the differentiation of ectopic pregnancy from early uterine abortion.
The writer was the first to treat this matter at some length, in a paper published in the New York Medical Record, Nov. 5, 1898. The paper received such general appreciation that he feels warranted in bringing up the subject again before a class of men who usually see these cases before the specialist does and upon whose correct and prompt diagnosis the welfare, nay, the life of the patient frequently depends. He feels further justification, if
VINEBERG HN. THE DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF ECTOPIC PREGNANCY. WITH ESPECIAL REFERENCE BETWEEN IT AND THAT OF EARLY UTERINE ABORTION. JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(19):1305–1307. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.52470190017001c
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