Pathologic hemorrhage means danger to the life of the patient. Hemorrhage in obstetric practice, particularly during and after parturition, occurs with sufficient frequency to warrant the practitioner to be prepared for it whenever called to a case of labor. Hemorrhage even of a threatening character may also occur at any time during pregnancy.
Hemorrhage, like all other emergency cases, calls for prompt action on the part of the physician. There is no time to look up the subject in text books or even to consult a more experienced practitioner, hence everyone is expected to be thoroughly familiar with the pathology and therapy of all emergencies of whatever character. However, in spite of the most rational aid rendered, life can not always be saved, but if the surgeon does not lose his presence of mind, diagnoses the case properly, has all the necessary apparatus at hand, and above all operates aseptically