The late results of cerebral hemorrhage at birth are well known to clinicians in general since the classic studies of Little1 and McNutt.2 The obstetrician and the pediatrician especially are familiar with the frequent incidence of cerebral hemorrhage at birth and the numerous deaths which occur during the first few days of life as a result. In a recent report, Green3 stated that intracranial hemorrhage is the most frequent cause of death in the new-born infant. He found this lesion in fifty-five of 177 consecutive necropsies (31 per cent of cases) performed at the Boston Lying-In Hospital. Green's report is a fair example of the experience in most large clinics.
As a rule, when death follows cerebral hemorrhage at birth, it is within the first three or four days. In a series of fifty cases observed by Ford,4 in which the condition had been diagnosed as
GLASER J. LATE DEATH AS A RESULT OF CEREBRAL HEMORRHAGE AT BIRTH. Am J Dis Child. 1929;37(4):807–813. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1929.01930040116007
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