St. Louis Medical and Surgical Journal, Volume 4, Issue 6

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1867 - Medicine
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Page 539 - ... international affairs, to take the place of the compilation formerly prepared by the American Association for International Conciliation, and upon the recommendation of the Secretary the compilation and publication of such a bibliography was made a part of the work of the general library of the Endowment. It is not necessary to repeat here what was said in the last report about the plan and scope of the bibliography; but the lapse of time and the events of the intervening year have emphasized...
Page 558 - He did not doubt, however, that premature labor frequently occurred where ovarian tumor existed ; but the child being small there would be little difficulty in the delivery, and, therefore, such cases had not been recorded. He believed that, as a rule, it was chiefly the smaller ovarian growths which were pushed down in front of the head. When the...
Page 557 - It might be laid down as a general law, that nature would not tolerate the concurrent progress of these two conditions. Nature could hardly bear the simultaneous growth of two tumours like the pregnant uterus and an ovarian tumour. Something must give way.
Page 557 - Csesarean section were discussed ; and after the patient was well under the influence of chloroform, the tumour was pushed up without much difficulty, and the accoucheur then readily delivered the child. Dr. BARNES thought the paper one of great interest. He thought one subject of importance had not been sufficiently discussed — that was, the propriety of inducing labour when pregnancy was complicated with ovarian tumour. It might be laid down as a general law, that nature would not tolerate the...
Page 558 - ... patient should be left alone, or tapped, or premature labour be induced. He would be glad to learn from some of the accoucheurs present what they had observed in such cases, and he would say that the result of his own experience was strongly in favour of tapping. If the cyst were left alone, there was great risk that it might burst as the pregnancy advanced.

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