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Pre-Natal and Post-Natal Management

JAMA. 1938;110(7):535. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790070059036.
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In the fourteen chapters of this book the author covers in great detail every aspect of antepartum and postpartum care. A special chapter is devoted to contraception and sterilization. For women who have ovarian hypofunction the author recommends quinine hydrochloride and estrogen during the last three or four weeks of pregnancy in order to avoid primary uterine inertia. Among the suggestions made to lower the blood pressure in eclamptic women the author includes repeated colonic lavage and drainage of the spinal canal. However, these procedures are rarely used in our country at the present time. Throughout the book the name Aschheim is incorrectly spelled Ascheim. For the treatment of hydrocephalus the author recommends that a needle be passed through the abdominal and uterine walls into the cystic head to drain the fluid contents and cause its collapse. A far safer procedure is to puncture the thin fetal skull through the


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