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THE MECHANICAL TREATMENT OF THE VOMITING OF PREGNANCY.

JOSEPH TABER JOHNSON, M.D.
JAMA. 1886;VI(11):284-288. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250030032002.
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The vomiting of pregnancy is a condition which the physician is frequently called upon to relieve, and in the great majority of cases he is either successful in his treatment, or the patients get well by themselves. There is, however, a small proportion of cases which are not curable by any treatment short of the complete removal of the cause; and a still smaller number which resist all treatment, abortion included, and finally starve and die.

In that class of cases usually referred to as the "uncontrollable vomiting of pregnancy," the books tell us that nearly every remedy named in the materia medica has been employed in the vain attempt to cure. Some of these sufferers are relieved by treatment; some for a time seemed to be cured, while the trouble recurs later on; others are not benefited by any drug, and are sick from almost the first to the

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