A Treatise on the science and practice of midwifery, Volume 2

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Smith, Elder, 1876
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Page 186 - In our opinion it is of the utmost importance to bear in mind that the issue is whether, on the facts of the particular case, the husband was or was not guilty of the corrupt intention of promoting or encouraging either the initiation or the continuance of the wife's adultery...
Page 96 - Pass one or two fingers as far as they will go through the os uteri, the hand being passed into the vagina, if necessary; feeling the placenta, insinuate the finger between it and the uterine wall ; sweep the finger round in a circle, so as to separate the placenta as far as the finger can reach...
Page 145 - It need hardly be pointed out that the induction of labour for any such causes involves grave responsibility, and is decidedly open to abuse ; no practitioner would, therefore, be justified in resorting to it, especially if the child have not reached a viable age, without the most anxious consideration. No general rules can be laid down. Each case must be treated on its own merits. It is obvious that the nearer the patient is to the full period, the greater will be the chance of the child surviving,...
Page 314 - In 1836 or 1837, Mr. Sidey of this city had a rapid succession of five or six fatal cases of puerperal fever in his practice, at a time -when the disease was not known to exist in the practice of any other practitioners in this locality.
Page 272 - The following are the outlines of prof. Lister's mode of proceeding: A square piece of rag is dipped in a solution of one part of crystallized CA and four parts of boiling linseed oil, and is laid upon the skin where the incision is to be made. The lower edge being raised, a scalpel dipped in the oil is plunged into the cavity of the abscess, and a sufficient opening made; and the moment the knife is drawn, the raised part of the rag is dropped upon the skin as an antiseptic curtain, beneath which...
Page 230 - In this operation it is proposed to divide the vagina at its juncture with the cervix, this being reached by an incision extending from the symphysis pubis to the anterior superior spine of the ilium: The...
Page 159 - Introduce the left hand into the vagina as in podalic version ; place the right hand on the outside of the abdomen, in order to make out the position of the foetus, and the direction of the head and feet.
Page 73 - From the trochanter major of one side to the posterior superior iliac spine on the other : 4. From the lower edge of the symphysis pubis to the posterior superior iliac spine : 5.
Page 314 - Sidey's cases, and freely handled the diseased parts. His next four child-bed patients were affected with puerperal fever, and it was the first time he had seen it in practice. As Dr. Simpson is a gentleman (Dr. Meigs, as above), and as "a gentleman's hands are clean" (Dr. Meigs' sixth letter), it follows that a gentleman with clean hands may carry the disease.
Page 43 - B. Two nearly separate bodies united back to back by the sacrum and lower part of the spinal column.

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