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THREE CASES OF EXTRAPERITONEAL CESAREAN SECTION

GEORGE GELLHORN, M.D.
JAMA. 1915;LXIV(3):196-198. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02570290008002.
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Probably none of our operative procedures has had a more rapid growth and development than cesarean section. Within the brief span of ten years it has undergone a wide extension of its scope and radical changes in its technic. It was formerly applied only as a measure of last resort and was altogether limited to cases of dystocia due to extreme contraction of the pelvis. When the suggestion was first made to perform cesarean section in placenta praevia, it provoked rather strong opposition (Ehrenfest1), but the indication has, of late, been upheld by many writers (Bumm, Kroenig, Nagel,2 Kohlmann3 and others). The therapy of eclampsia is still a mooted question, yet those who advocate active intervention and include cesarean section among the means of quickly evacuating the uterus are by no means less numerous than the adherents of an expectant mode of treatment (Peterson4). Craniotomy has

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