. The principles and practice of obstetricy, as at present taught, by James Blundell ... To which are added, notes and illustrations. By Thomas Castle ... how-ever, we meet with women in whom the grind-ing and cutting pains are permanent, the patientcomplaining, and writhing, perhaps, almost incessantly for hours together ;f * Mistakes are sometimes made respecting the shew. Thus if a woman has a slight dis-charge of blood, not a very unusual occurrence towards the end of pregnancy, she is thoughtto have a shew, and labor is in consequence speedily expected: but the appearance of pureblood doe

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. The principles and practice of obstetricy, as at present taught, by James Blundell ... To which are added, notes and illustrations. By Thomas Castle ... how-ever, we meet with women in whom the grind-ing and cutting pains are permanent, the patientcomplaining, and writhing, perhaps, almost incessantly for hours together ;f * Mistakes are sometimes made respecting the shew. Thus if a woman has a slight dis-charge of blood, not a very unusual occurrence towards the end of pregnancy, she is thoughtto have a shew, and labor is in consequence speedily expected: but the appearance of pureblood doe
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. The principles and practice of obstetricy, as at present taught, by James Blundell ... To which are added, notes and illustrations. By Thomas Castle ... how-ever, we meet with women in whom the grind-ing and cutting pains are permanent, the patientcomplaining, and writhing, perhaps, almost incessantly for hours together ;f * Mistakes are sometimes made respecting the shew. Thus if a woman has a slight dis-charge of blood, not a very unusual occurrence towards the end of pregnancy, she is thoughtto have a shew, and labor is in consequence speedily expected: but the appearance of pureblood does not constitute a shew. The true sheio consists of a glairy and sanguineous dischargemixed together ; and this rarely happens, till some progress has actually been made in thedictation of the os uteri.—Dr. MerrimarCs Synopsis of Difficult Parturition. 4th edit. p. 4. t The irritable state of the os uteri during the first stage of labor very often produces fromsympathy, shiverings and vomitings ; and wnen the cutting pains are very frequent and severe,despondency and lowness of spirits generally prevail.—Dr. Merrimans Synopsis, 4th edit.p. 13.. THE ART OF DELIVERY. 147

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