A Text-book of obstetrics,.

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D. Appleton and Company, 1905 - Obstetrics - 591 pages
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Page 434 - The woman about to become a mother, or with her new-born infant upon her bosom, should be the object of trembling care and sympathy wherever she bears her tender burden, or stretches her aching limbs.
Page v - Another error is in the manner of the tradition and delivery of knowledge, which is for the most part magistral and peremptory, and not ingenuous and faithful ; in a sort as may be soonest believed, and not easiliest examined. It is true that in compendious treatises for practice that form is not to be disallowed.
Page 308 - ... cured and for which even in this age, when science and art boast of such high attainments, no remedy either medical or surgical has been tried with a single success. From the middle of the eleventh century, when Albucasis described the first known case of extra-uterine pregnancy, men have doubtless watched the life ebb rapidly from the pale victim of this accident, as the torrent of blood is poured into the abdominal cavity, but have never raised a hand to help her.
Page 534 - ... be more useful if I try to lay down a general principle which ought to guide us in seeking the indications for the use of this instrument. I think I can be sure of taking you all with me when I say that a direct indication for the use of the forceps arises whenever — and only whenever — we are assured that the danger of interference has become less than that of leaving the patient alone.
Page 28 - Eustachian valve, and through the foramen ovale into the left auricle. From the left auricle it passes into the left ventricle, and from the left ventricle into the aorta, whence it is distributed, by means of the carotid and subclavian arteries, principally to the head and upper extremities.
Page 308 - Even phthisis now counts its many cures ; but here is an accident which may happen to any wife in the most useful period of her existence, which good authorities have said is never cured and for which even in this age, when science and art boast of such high attainments, no remedy either medical or surgical has been tried with a single success.
Page 550 - ... attention is in connection with the application of the blades. Of course when the head is at the outlet and fully rotated, the application can only be faulty from gross carelessness; but when the head is in the cavity and still in the oblique diameter, a very faulty application is often made. It is still largely the teaching and the practice of the British schools to apply the forceps as far as possible in relation to the pelvic transverse without reference to the position of the head. Now when...
Page 173 - ... the normal attitude of the body by flexing the trunk, and leaving the head to resume spontaneously its proper position as it sinks into the pelvis. It is performed by seizing the shoulder and breast with the hand through the abdominal walls ; then lifting the chest upward and pressing it backward, at the same time steadying or raising the breech with the other hand applied near the fundus, so as to make the long axis of Fios. 118-114.— Diagram showing Schatz's method of converting face presentations...
Page 431 - ... stands out so prominently in connection with the various discussions on the subject that he is, by almost general consent, considered the father of modern antiseptic midwifery. In 1847 he clearly and positively enunciated the view that puerperal fever was caused by the introduction of putrescent substances deposited in or about the genital tract of the parturient woman. The confreres of Semmelweiss were somewhat slow in accepting his views ; but many earnest workers in various parts of the world...
Page 155 - Douching is actually dangerous. It is apt to disturb clots and thus open avenues for infection, to open lacerations of the cervix and vagina and thus prevent them from healing, to wash bacteria into the uterine cavity and thus cause septic endometritis.

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