The Use of Instruments in Difficult Labors

1846 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
finger of the other hand, placed on the opposite side of the placenta, I was enabled to make pressure sufficient to extract it, and it came away entire. The flooding directly ceased, and the woman got up sooner than could have been anticipated. The placenta, on coming away, was small, and no foetus could be found. I expressed to the woman my opinion that she was mistaken in her calculations, and that she was not more than six weeks advanced.
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