New Sign of Post-Partum Detachment of the Placenta

John Clay
1860 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
But although the foetus died, in all probability, of the defectivo nutrition and impeded oxygénation consequent on the diseased state of its placenta, and not of the attack of smallpox, of which it showed such distinct traces ; yet the history of the case is interesting, as showing very exactly the date of the onset of the disease in the foetus, and the length of timo during which the mother suffered before the progeny in her womb became affected. We have, First, the mother attacked with the
more » ... ttacked with the disease on Saturday, February 5th; the eruption appearing on the 7th, and beginning to fade on the 16th or 17th; and the patient so far recovered as to be able to be out of the house on the 23d of the month. She had fairly recovered, and the eruption had faded away, and left only its yet vascular scars behind, when, Secondly, on the 25th or 26th of the month, twenty or twenty-one days from the time of the commencement of her own attack, she began to miss the foetal movements ; and this marks the date of the onset of the disease in the foetus.
doi:10.1056/nejm186012130632005 fatcat:vctxdqs4l5a6xlcja5einzdomy