Practical Midwifery, a Handbook of Treatment

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Wood, 1892 - Obstetrics - 421 pages
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Page 385 - the siphon; thus a current is established, the temperature of which can be raised to the desired point. In cold weather it has been found necessary to light the lamp three times daily, allowing it to burn each time about two hours. The lamp should be extinguished when the temperature in the
Page 191 - If we were restricted to one operation in midwifery as our sole resource, I think the choice must fall upon turning. Probably no other operation is capable of extricating patient and practitioner from so many and so
Page 256 - be no doubt of the truth of Lusk's observation that " the forceps will sometimes bring the head rapidly through the cervix, when traction upon the feet only serves to drag the uterus to the vulva.
Page i - committed, in the belief that a clear description of one justifiable plan of treatment is likely to be of more immediate benefit to an inexperienced practitioner than an extended discussion of the relative advantages and disadvantages of many methods; and because the book is mainly intended for the use of those who have already assimilated the more comprehensive but perhaps
Page 385 - lower tube. When the lamp under this siphon is lighted, the heated water flows through the upper tube into the chamber, displacing an equal amount of water, which flows back
Page 298 - the patient should be placed in the lithotomy position, and the vagina exposed by the use of four retractors bent to an acute angle and held by assistants, two of
Page 186 - hand) is introduced into the vagina, and two fingers are passed through the os to the presenting part, which we assume to be
Page 169 - of steel rods, which terminate at their upper ends in flat buttons intended to engage in the lower extremity of the fenestra; and at
Page 369 - must be made in the proportion of eighteen drachms of milk sugar to one pint of water." This makes eight ounces of food, which of course is much too large an amount for a young infant or one that is ill; if,
Page 351 - one or two teaspoonfuls of slightly sweetened milk and water, in the proportion of one part of milk to three of water; the

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