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REPORT OF A CASE OF PUERPERAL ECLAMPSIA, WITH RECOVERY.

JAMES E. DAVIS, M.D
JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(26):1830-1831. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.52470260008003.
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There is nothing unusual in this case. It is reported because each experience teaches us lessons which may be mutually profitable.

L. S., aged 20, moderately well nourished, and weighing 120 pounds, with previous health good, period of gestation complete and normal, was in labor about fourteen hours. Examination showed dilatation nearly complete, vertex presenting, pains strong; pulse 86, character good, excepting a slight high tension; action regular. After about fifteen minutes, during which time there were some four or five pains, descent had taken place almost to the perineum and the membranes had ruptured, when, without warning, a convulsion lasting about one minute occurred, manifesting about all the classic symptoms. The stertorous respiration, opisthotonus and depression of pulse were very marked. A semi-comatose condition ensued for about forty minutes, when a second convulsion lasting about thirty seconds occurred. This was followed by a condition of extreme irritability with threatening

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