1906 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)  
livered by me after a difficult version. The occipitofrontal diameter was 11.50 as estimated before delivery by both methods. With the application of these methods, induction of labor is the ideal operation in pelves of moderate degree of contraction. Forceps or version, according to the type of the pelvis, then may be done. Ineffectual attempts at delivery and consequent exposure to infection may be eliminated. Cesarean section is made an operation of choice with low mortality instead of an
more » ... ty instead of an operation of necessity with a large mortality. The babies are allowed to reach the largest possible size before induction of labor and their mortality is consequently lowered. Both mothers and babies are spared the traumatism, infection and mortality resultant from improperly chosen obsterical operations and much vaginal manipulation.
doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210240017001e fatcat:zk66ivpfwrcvbhaadlr5w3bjfy