The Principles and practice of obstetrics

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W. Wood & Company, 1869 - 763 pages
 

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Contents

The adult female pelvis
14
The adult male pelvis
16
The fætal pelvis
17
Tlie planes and axes of the pelvis
18
The central curved line or axis of excavation
21
The course pursued by the fætus in its exit
22
Diameters of the upper strait of the pelvis
25
Diameters of the lower strait of the pelvis
26
LECTURE III
27
The occipitomental occipitofrontal and vertical diameters of the foetal head
29
The coronal suture
30
20 21 22 23 Vertex presentations as classified by the author 40
40
Mechanism of LaborIts ImportanceMechanism in the first Vertex Position
44
Flexion of the head
45
Rotation of fætal head
48
Extension of fætal head
50
LECTURE V
57
External rotation of fætal head
61
A peculiar deformed pelvis in the authors collection
62
Oblique distortion of the pelvis
65
The pelvimeter
68
Method of vaginal examination to detect deformity
70
LECTURE VI
72
The uterus as situated in the pelvic cavity
80
The uterus and its annexæ
81
The arrangement of the external coat of the uterus
82
Continuity of the fallopian tube with the cavity of the uterus
90
LECTURE VII
92
ReproductionIts Importance and NecessityEarly Opinions concerning Meaning
109
The muscular structure of the uterus
127
LECTURE X
143
The uterus in its natural state
157
The uterus at the third month of gestation 167
159
LECTURE XI
160
LECTURE XII
175
LECTURE XIII
192
The disposition of the hand for a vaginal examination
198
Extauterine Pregnancy its VarietiesOvarian Fallopian Abdominal
203
LECTURE XV
216
LECTURE XVI
232
The Annexæ of the Fætus The DeciduaHunters Theory of its Formation
241
The amnios inclosing the fætus
244
The fætal surface of the placenta
247
The maternal surface of the placenta
248
The knotted cord
252
LECTURE XVIII
254
LECTURE XIX
266
MolesImportance of the SubjectMoles variously ClassifiedMauriceaus Defini
282
Case in Illustration of a True MoleCan a Married Woman if separated from
283
LECTURE XXI
296
DETERMINING CAUSE OF LABOR
309
The os uteri fully dilatedmembranous sac unruptured
359
Manner of supporuing the perineum
364
LECTURE XXVI
372
Removal of the placenta
375
Hourglass contraction of the uterus 881
381
Introduction of the hand in hourglass contraction
382
Detachment of the placenta in morbid adhesion to the uterus
385
LECTURE XXVII
388
LECTURE XXVIII
404
LECTURE XXIX
431
Placentæ in twin pregnancy
445
LECTURE XXX
447
LECTURE XXXII
485
Puerperal Convulsions continuedTheir Centric Causes divided into Psychical
504
LECTURE XXXIV
516
Os Uteri means of overcomingMode of Terminating Manual Delivery
519
LECTURE XXXV
530
Presentation of the left side of the head 625
534
Extraction of the arm
535
The production of the movement of flexion
537
Delivery of the breech 649
542
LECTURE XXXVI
547
Delivery of the feet
551
LECTURE XXXVII
555
Delivery of the knees 651
557
Second position of the right shoulder with protrusion of the arm
560
LECTURE XXXVIII
565
ceps an Instrument for both Mother and ChildAbuse of the ForcepsCase
573
Application of blunt hook 667
579
LECTURE XXXIX
585
Introduction of the male branch of the forceps
587
Introduction of the female branch
590
Forceps applied and disposition of the hands 689
593
LECTURE XL
607
Forceps applied after the extraction of the trunk
609
LECTURE XLI
618
LECTURE XLII
644
Perforation of the cranium in hydrocephalus
661
The curved instrument with an internal cutting border
662
Cephalotribe or embryotomy forceps
663
Application of the cephalotribe
664
PREMATURE ARTIFICIAL DELIVERY
664
Dilatation of Os Uteri by prepared Sponge according to the method of Kluge
665
PUERPERAL FEVER
680
LECTURE XLV
699
LECTURE XLVI
708
LECTURE XLVII
720
EtherizationIts Importance Anæsthesiameaning of the TermAnæsthetics 10
721
LECTURE XLVIII
729
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
747

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