1885 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)  
and faecal matters were found in the abdominal cavity, and also a pea-sized perforation of the bowel a little above the ileo-csecal valve. Many old adhe¬ sions existed, and a fragment on the posterior wall of the uterus was observed to correspond to the per¬ foration in the bowel. One of the kidneys was ex¬ amined for mercury, but none was found in it. It thus appeared that death had resulted from the tear¬ ing of the adhesion binding the posterior wall of the fundus to the bowel lying behind,
more » ... owel lying behind, and this most probably happened (when the fundus was drawn for¬ wards) during the bimanual examination, made im¬ mediately before the injection of the corrosive sublimate solution.
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