The Ophthalmoscope — A Review of What Has Already Appeared in English upon It
Boston Medical and Surgical Journal
expulsive act of tho uterus, against the soft parts of the mother, and notwithstanding the intervening scalp, produced in this way very exquisite suffering. 1 broke open the scalp, allowed its fluid contents, which were of u most foetid character, to escape, grasped the flaccid mass, and, pressing tho bones inward, drew the foetus away, although with considerable difficulty. The funis was found to be wound twice, most firmly, around the neck of the child ; and it was evident from the manner in
... from the manner in which the epidermis had been removed from the parts beneath'the stricture, that this condition of things was not recent, but of long continuance. I removed the foetus, with the funis and placenta, without in any way disturbing the relation of tho cord to the neck. The placenta I found to present the appearance to which the term " tubercular " has been, somewhat loosely, applied. The offensive odor of the fluid contents of the head, and also that of the rest of the body, together with the degree of exfoliation of the epidermis, indicated that death must have occurred at about the time of the mother's first convulsive seizure (between seven and eight weeks before). [Concluded from page 191.] It will perhaps be asked, has nothing appeared upon this side of the water on the ophthalmoscope ? In some of our journals there have been occasionally valuable papers-mostly, however, calling attention to it and its results. We wish this had been all. We regret to say that something further has appeared, with regard to which our terms must be different from those employed in reference to the English books on this subject.