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SOME CAUSES OF TARDY FIRST STAGE OF LABOR, AND THEIR TREATMENT.1

ELLIOTT RICHARDSON, M.D.
JAMA. 1886;VI(2):32-36. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250010040002.
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The following cases have been of interest to me, and I trust will be so to others. Most of them represent instances of certain forms of dystocia, which are neither new or very rare, and the treatment of which is often a matter of censure to the accoucher.

Case I.  —Mrs. M., æt. 28, born in England, a very light blonde of more than medium height, and apparently well formed, was taken in labor with her first child early in the morning of February 18th, 1883. Her previous history was uneventful in a clinical point of view, no evidence having been elicited of any protracted or violent illness, or of hereditary taint of any kind. The pains were not at first severe, but became more so as the labor advanced. I saw her in the evening of the 18th, when I found the os dilated to about the size of

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