Post-Typhoid Chondritis of Ribs: Two Cases: Typhoid Bacillus

Frederic J. Cotton
1921 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
Normal. History of Labor-First stage, 14 hours; second stage began at 8.45 a.m., at 9.40 head was on perineum. At 10.15, head and posterior prolapsed hand were delivered. O. R. A.-After considerable traction on the head I found I could not dislodge the anterior shoulder so I examined to find what was holding it back and discovered another head. Almost immediately the patient had a good contraction and delivered herself of this monster, which lived but a few seconds. Pictures will show that this
more » ... monster has a perfect body and two perfect heads, one being slightly smaller than the other. It was not weighed but I should judge its weight was about eight pounds. X-ray shows double spine; double set of ribs with an extra clavicle between the two heads.
doi:10.1056/nejm192112221852503 fatcat:aecteykp4zdlvpqi5a7unzc7ti