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June 8, 1889

EXTRA-UTERINE PREGNANCY. OPERATION. RECOVERY.Read at the Regular Meeting of the Philadelphia County Medicai Society, April 10, 1889.

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JAMA. 1889;XII(23):797-799. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02401000005001b

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On the morning of November 15, 1888, I was requested to see Mrs. F., who had been taken suddenly with a sharp agonizing pain in the abdomen; the pain came on while in the yard, and it was with the greatest difficulty she was brought to her room. I saw her very shortly after, and found her suffering from shock: pulseless, upper and lower extremities cold, face pinched, complaining of pain in the left side of the pelvis; hot bottles were placed at her sides and feet; ¼ grain; of morphine sulphate every fifteen minutes until relieved of pain; same evening pains somewhat easier, but have now assumed a colicky nature; found the menses had been arrested since September 13, 1888. Suspected intra-uterine pregnancy.

November 16. No sleep during the night, colicky pains all night, has recovered from the shock. Obtained the following history: Age 34 years. Married twice; four

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