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December 17, 1932

THE CONSERVATIVE TREATMENT OF ECLAMPSIA

Author Affiliations

ATLANTA, GA.

From the Department of Obstetrics, Emory University School of Medicine.

JAMA. 1932;99(25):2088-2091. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740770018004
Abstract

The data presented in this report are taken from the case records of ninety-one consecutive patients with eclamptic convulsions in the obstetric service of the Grady Hospital, Emory University Division, in Atlanta, over a period of four years and four months, beginning on Jan. 1, 1928, and ending on May 1, 1932. The purpose of this presentation is to emphasize again the better results obtained when a policy of conservative management is practiced almost exclusively and when there is little or no interference with the processes of labor. The Grady Hospital, municipally controlled and used as a teaching institution, is the haven of 120,000 Negroes of the city and adjacent territory. Many of these women are admitted after having had meager or no prenatal care. Others are brought in who have been under the care of a midwife at home in a trial labor, or have otherwise been neglected. Despite

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