A Handbook of Obstetric Operations, Page 722, Volume 1865

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H. Renshaw, 1865 - Obstetrics - 232 pages
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Page 53 - Should the shoulder, for instance, present, then push it with one or two fingers on the top, in the direction of the feet. At the same time pressure by the outer hand should be exerted on the cephalic end of the child. This will bring...
Page 52 - 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 96 - The general principle which we may deduce is, that whenever artificial delivery can be effected with less irrita'tion than would be produced by the continuance of the child in the parturient canal...
Page 53 - This will bring down the head close to the os ; then let the head be received upon the tips of the inside fingers. The head will play like a ball between the two hands; it will be under their command, and can be placed in almost a.ny part at will. Let the head, then, be placed over the os, taking care to rectify any tendency to face presentation. It is as well, if the breech will not rise to the fundus readily after the head is Third stage. fairly in the os, to withdraw the hand from the vagina,...
Page 53 - The head will play like a ball between the two hands ; it will be under their command, and can be placed in almost any part at will. Let the head then be placed over the os, taking care to rectify any tendency to face presentation. It is as well, if the breech will not rise to the fundus readily, after the head is fairly in the os, to withdraw the hand from the vagina, and with it press up the breech from the exterior. The hand which is retaining gently the head from the outside should continue there...
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Page 56 - The most favourable time for operating is when the os is fully dilated, before, or immediately after, the rupture of the membranes and the discharge of the liquor amnii. The advantage gained by operating before the waters have escaped cannot be overstated, since we can then make the child rotate with great facility in the fluid medium in which it floats. In the ordinary operation, in which the hand is passed into the uterus, it is essential to wait until the...

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