MEDICAL REFORM

C.H. Leet
1856 The Lancet  
688 viscid mucus as I could, blowing on the child1s face, sprinkling it with cold water, applying friction to the chest, and briskly using pronation and the reverse position, and by these means have been almost invariably successful in restoring animation. It is only a few days since that I was engaged -with a tedious labour of nearly forty-eight hours' duration. The child was born asphyxiated, and the funis coiled round its neck. The nurse, who was a stranger to me and my mode of treating such
more » ... de of treating such cases, called out for hot water, as " a bath" would be required. I, however, applied my usual remedies of clearing, blowing, sprinkling, rubbing, and turning, and respiration soon began; and then the nurse exclaimed again, " Lor, sir, I never seed the like of that afore; I thought he was dead !" I have sometimes allowed a little blood to flow (from two to six drachms) from the divided funis, and I think with some advantage in particular cases.
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