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The American text-book of obstetrics for practitioners and students . e it isbeing changed the lateral halves of the pelvis should be supported firmly byan assistant. The bowels should be kept open as in other cases. Thepelvic bandage is to be worn from four to six weeks. The patient may OBSTETRIC SI RGER ) 143 usually leave her bed at the expiration of three weeks, and leave her roomby i In- end of a month. An excellent apparatus for retention of the pubic bones and for facilitat-ing the care of the patient during convalescence is A.yers hammock bed.A.s shown in the accompanying illustration

The American text-book of obstetrics for practitioners and students . e it isbeing changed the lateral halves of the pelvis should be supported firmly byan assistant. The bowels should be kept open as in other cases. Thepelvic bandage is to be worn from four to six weeks. The patient may OBSTETRIC SI RGER ) 143 usually leave her bed at the expiration of three weeks, and leave her roomby i In- end of a month. An excellent apparatus for retention of the pubic bones and for facilitat-ing the care of the patient during convalescence is A.yers hammock bed.A.s shown in the accompanying illustration Stock Photo
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The American text-book of obstetrics for practitioners and students . e it isbeing changed the lateral halves of the pelvis should be supported firmly byan assistant. The bowels should be kept open as in other cases. Thepelvic bandage is to be worn from four to six weeks. The patient may OBSTETRIC SI RGER ) 143 usually leave her bed at the expiration of three weeks, and leave her roomby i In- end of a month. An excellent apparatus for retention of the pubic bones and for facilitat-ing the care of the patient during convalescence is A.yers hammock bed.A.s shown in the accompanying illustration (Fig. 226), the poles lying uponthe top of the bed support a canvas band 16 by 57 inches in size, with ahole at the dependent part 6 inches in diameter. This canvas, lined withan inch padding I cotton and gauze, supports the pelvis, bringing the pubicbones into coaptation, without compression, and permits free dischargethrough the opening below into a Hat bed-pan which i- held snugly againstthe protruding buttocks by a second canvas stretched across the lower poles. Pig. 226.—AyerB hammock bed. of the bed. It is necessary to apply some pressure to the buttocks to pre-venl swelling and subsequent cutting at the edge of the canvas hole, elas-ticity is given the under canvas support by having it anchored to the loweriron of the bed with rubber tubing. The remainder of the patients bodyis supported by a second hammock, which consists of two piece- of canvas,for the upper and lower portion-of the body respectively, each 31 by •>,>inches in size. These are held stretched like a cot, and arc covered by twomattresses of the same size. Phis lower hammock can be raised or loweredto meet the level of the pelvic canvas. The degree of pubic compressioncan be varied by moving the upper poles nearer, to increase it. and farther,to lessen it. The pelvic canvas is hung to the upper poles by sleeping-car hooks, as it is necessary to change it for a clean one every tew davs. ^ hen 444 A

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