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John A. Shoemaker, M.D.
JAMA. 1922;79(19):1608-1609. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.26420190002017c.
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Mrs. L. S., aged 32, a normal secundipara, was delivered normally of an 8 pound girl, Aug. 21, 1922, after three hours' labor in the hospital. The baby's life was entirely uneventful until August 24, when, at 3: 30 p. m., the attending physician was called to the hospital with the urgent message that the baby had vomited an immense quantity of blood, which had soaked through the mother's gown and into the bedding. The baby had nursed a few minutes previously, and was about to be returned to the nursery. From 3:30 to 4:30 p. m., it had three more hemorrhages from the stomach, bright red and rather profuse. Between 4:30 and 5:30, three large bowel movements almost entirely of blood were passed. This, however, was dark and in the form of large clots.

The following measures were taken in sequence: 20 grains (1.3 gm.) of calcium lactate, given


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