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April 1911

SPONTANEOUS HEMORRHAGE IN THE NEW-BORNWITH THE REPORT OF NINE CASES

Am J Dis Child. 1911;I(4):276-298. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1911.04100040029004
Abstract

I. INTRODUCTION  There are few diseases or conditions in infancy which have attracted more attention than the hemorrhages which occur during the first two weeks of life. The enormous literature devoted to this subject consists in part of case reports and collected statistics bearing on the frequency, the etiology, and the treatment, and in part, of investigations concerning the exact causation of the bleeding.The anatomic lesions disclosed by post-mortem examination have been inconstant, and divergent views have been held by different observers concerning the causation of the hemorrhage. The so-called hemorrhagic disease of the new-born has been attributed to general diseases, inherited or acquired; to birth injuries; to mechanical causes; and to primary defects or alterations of the blood or vessels.Within the last few years there have been a number of important investigations on the physiology of the blood, and on the etiology and treatment of various hemorrhagic

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