The American Journal of Obstetrics and Diseases of Women and Children, Volume 3

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W.A. Townsend & Adams, 1871

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Page 190 - Obstetric Physician to and Lecturer on Midwifery and the Diseases of Women and Children at St. Thomas's Hospital...
Page 338 - Thus we see that, on an emergency, somewhat more than a quarter of a ton pressure can be brought to bear upon a refractory child that refuses to come into the world in the usual manner*.
Page 368 - Whatever be the diet adopted our object is to keep up the nutrition of the body with the smallest possible amount of irritation to the alimentary canal ; and the food, whatever it may be, which will produce this result, is the food best suited to the case. Without attention to this point little good can be effected by the use of drugs alone. The successful adjustment of the diet, an adjustment in which the quality and quantity of food to be allowed for each meal are accurately adapted to the powers...
Page 333 - ... may conclude that the uterine muscles are capable of rupturing the membranes in every case, and possess, in general, nearly three times the amount of force requisite for this purpose.
Page 751 - SMITH— On the Wasting Diseases of Infants and Children. By EUSTACE SMITH, MD, FRCP, Physician to HM the King of the Belgians, and to the East London Hospital for Children.
Page 318 - ... 4. Intra-peritoneal injections are never to be thought of except for the purpose of removing a fluid already in the peritoneal cavity, which either already has, or assuredly will have, produced septicaemia. "5. A tent may be inserted for two to four days at the lower end of the incision, with entire safety, in any case of ovariotomy where the accumulation of such fluid is apprehended. '•6. Finally, septicaemia would more rarely occur after ovariotomy if all fluid were removed from the peritoneal...
Page 516 - ... is one of the favorable circumstances to be noted in considering its application to childbirth. 9. Any stimulating effects, in the form of general excitability, occasionally observed during the administration, have passed away very rapidly. 10. Chloral not only does not suspend, but rather promotes uterine contraction, by suspending all reflex actions which tend to counteract the incitability of the centres of organic motion.
Page 718 - ... is diffused over its entire surface, causing a corresponding relaxation of the strain on the posterior commissure, in the line of its raphe. In addition, its muscular fibres are crowded up to, and consequently strengthen, the line of greatest tension ; just as a prudent general hurries up reinforcements to the point of attack.
Page 365 - ... that the escape of the fluid is rather due to want of opposition in the sides of the canal of the urethra, or to a feeble state of the circular fibres which are supposed to constitute the sphincter of the neck of the bladder.
Page 369 - ... should be diminished, or the food should be even discontinued altogether. Beyond the age of six months a little weak beef or veal tea, or the yolk of one egg unboiled, may be added to the diet. The...

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