Selected Obstetrical & Gynaecological Works of Sir James Y. Simpson: Containing the Substance of His Lectures on Midwifery

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Adam and Charles Black, 1871 - Gynecology - 852 pages

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Page 411 - MR. SINCLAIR AND DR JOHNSTON. PRACTICAL MIDWIFERY : Comprising an Account of 13,748 Deliveries, which occurred in the Dublin Lying-in Hospital, during a period of Seven Years. 8vo. cloth, 10s. DR. SIORDET, MBLOND., MRCP MENTONE IN ITS MEDICAL ASPECT. Foolscap 8vo. cloth, 2..
Page v - ... which will shortly appear in a separate volume. This first volume contains many of the papers reprinted from his Obstetric Memoirs and Contributions, and also his Lecture Notes, now published for the first time, containing the substance of the practical part of his course of midwifery.
Page 313 - Among the children of the mothers that die from labor or its consequences, a larger proportion of those that are still-born are male than female ; and, on the contrary, of those that are born alive a larger proportion are female than male. 4. Of still-born children, a larger proportion are male than female.
Page 290 - ... where the mother is in such an extreme state of exhaustion as to be unable, without immediate peril of life, to be submitted to the shock and dangers of turning, or forcible delivery of the infant This enumeration is far from comprehending all the forms of placenta!
Page 148 - Dr. Simpson suggested that the loosening or decadence of the membranes, or membranes and placenta, from the interior of the uterus, constituted the determining cause of parturition ; and that this loosening or decadence was itself the result of the effete degeneration of the structure of the decidua towards the full term of pregnancy.
Page 277 - ... action. There being no chance of life without speedy delivery, we determined to make the attempt, though the parts were badly prepared ; accordingly the hand was very slowly and cautiously introduced, and the feet brought down with little exertion ; the uterus acted strongly, and felt well contracted after delivery. The placenta came away with the child. Great debility succeeded the operation, with a slight discharge of blood at intervals ; and on examining an hour after, a laceration of the...
Page 482 - Denman, indeed, says that, independently of disease, the uterus may be worn through mechanically, in long and severe labours, by pressure and attrition between the head of the child and the projecting bones of a distorted pelvis, especially if they be drawn into points, or a 1 Obstetric Medicine and Surgery, p. 350. 481 sharp edge. One or other of these causes may explain,
Page 278 - At eight o'clock, Dr. Merriman saw her with us, and agreed that immediate delivery was necessary. I passed the right hand into the vagina, and insinuated my fingers between the uterus and placenta at the back part, and reached the membranes. But the rigidity of the orifice was...
Page 367 - In few or no cases of turning is it proper or requisite to bring down both extremities, unless in the complication of turning under rupture of the uterus. In that case, but in that only, ought we to follow at once this procedure — and here we follow it because, if we left the other extremity loose in the uterus or abdomen it would be apt to increase the lesion in the walls of the organ, if it happened to get involved in the aperture, or impacted against its edges. In some very rare instances in...

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