Unusual Obstetric Cases

A. D. Sinclair
1868 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
Mrs. -, ast. 34, was taken in labor with her fourth child about 3 o'clock, A.M., on February 21, 1864. She had been unfortunate in previous confinements-the first was tedious, terminated by the use of forceps ; the second complicated by prolapse of the cord, causing death of the foetus ; the third ended in giving birth to an atrophied and premature dead child. Her last labor took place a year previous to the above date. On taking charge of the case, at 5 o'clock, A.M., the vagina was found
more » ... gina was found distended by the bag of waters, and the breech ascertained to be the presenting part of the foetus. The pains were good, but, as is usual in breech cases, the progress of the labor was slow. At 9 o'clock, A.M., the left hip had engaged in the upper strait of the pelvis.
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