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The time of operation was 4.15 a. m. The child and placenta were delivered in a few minutes, less than five ; the abdominal wound closed, and the patient in bed in fifty minutes. The child was a girl, eight and a quarter pounds. The post-operative period was unimportant till the sixth day, when, after a fit of coughing, the wound was opened its entire length, with the escape of intestines. Under chloroform the bowel was replaced, edges of the wound brought together and again closed. Mother anddoi:10.1056/nejm190103141441105 fatcat:psnrhy3bonee3n3ylv3tigi2ke