CHLOROFORM IN MIDWIFERY

J. Audland
1853 BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)  
These are the real, and, I think, the only difficulties to deal with in the use of chloroform. I lave been so far timid under other circumstances rather unpronmising, as not to use chloroform when requested, and perhaps required, thus yielding not a little to the fear of public opinion and allowingrelievable suffering to be unrelieved, lest a useful expedient should be unduly blameid. Th'ese patients will 41o letter for themselves iunder chloroform, but, being more likely to go 'wTong than
more » ... go 'wTong than others, they will, withlout clhloroform, do better for the character of the attendant. With the chiloroformn they have a better chance of reeover; but, without it, the Surgeon lhas a better chiarnce of saving himself;, by attribuitillg delathl,iwlien it occurs, to its triue cauise. HIfere we inceuir a great revponsibility in using chloroform, bieeauise the only (lifferential fa(t seeni by the public will be chloroform,andlwe are siire, in the face of an a(dverse result, to he blametd foir using it, and(i (liscredited when otilier special causes are assigned. In critical cases, I regret to say, I liave -ot yet bee suitfficiently id(lilkerenit to public (opini(ol" but recent events, aldding to the inuiames of Simipson and of Conquest, the (litiAinfislhedl lliues of L 'cork, Fergusson, snRnow, and otheris of
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