Transactions of the Edinburgh Obstetrical Society, Volume 23

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With vol. 26: Laws of the Edinburgh Obstetrical Society. 1901.

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Page 10 - A person duly authorized to practice physic or surgery, or a professional or registered nurse, shall not be allowed to disclose any information which he acquired in attending a patient in a professional capacity, and which was necessary to enable him to act in that capacity...
Page 10 - A clergyman or priest cannot, without the consent of the person making the confession, be examined as to any confession made to him in his professional character in the course of discipline enjoined by the church to which he belongs.
Page 10 - An attorney cannot, without the consent of his client, be examined as to any communication made by the client to him, or his advice given thereon in the course of professional employment...
Page 13 - A person who, with intent thereby to procure the miscarriage of a wom:m, unless the same is necessary to preserve the life of the woman, or of the child with •which she is pregnant, either 1. Prescribes, supplies or administers to a woman, whether pregnant or not, or advises or causes a woman to take any medicine, drug or substance ; or 2.
Page 86 - Senile Uterine Catarrh." The last term seemed best to describe the group of symptoms. A due appreciation of uterine catarrh, occurring after the climacteric, would save many an unfortunate woman from vaginal hysterectomy, which, with improved methods and increased safety, was too apt to be had recourse to without adequate reason. The differential diagnosis from malignant disease was the great difficulty in such cases. Sexton thought most cases occurred soon after the menopause, and advocated the...
Page 92 - ... the pains come with a dash and leave suddenly, calcarea fluoride will often give fine results and bring the labor to a speedy and satisfactory termination. I will relate one case of recent date. I was called on the fifth of this month (May) at 5 pm, to a case of labor I found the os uteri dilated to about the size of a 25-cent piece, pains coming every 10 to 15 minutes, but weak and short, and seemed to have but little power, only a slight pressure downward, and as the pains left the foetus would...
Page 142 - For comparing one cadaver with another, we must have some method of studying the relation of parts to the horizontal plane. If a line be drawn passing through the upper anterior angle of the first lumbar vertebra, and the promontory of the sacrum, it will be found, in the great majority of cases, to be parallel to the horizontal plane. In a few sections where the peculiarity in the lumbar curve has thrown this line evidently out of line with the horizontal plane, we may draw a line through the promontory,...
Page 4 - soon became the most successful ovariotomist living," and to whom, " more than to all other operators, the credit belongs of having placed the operation of ovariotomy on a sure foundation.
Page 9 - Prosecutor, thejudge himself might in some cases refuse to commit a medical man for contempt in refusing to reveal confidences. Each case would be governed by the particular circumstances, and the ruling of the judge, deciding no doubt according to the law, would be the test.
Page 136 - When the head was at the vulva a band of tissue was seen to be stretched over it, and the nurse slipped this towards the left side, when the head was at once expelled. The eight children have all been born through the abnormal opening, as the normal vulvar cleft has evidently never been distended. At her first labour the head evidently came through the centre of the perineum, and the tear, instead of passing into the vulva, had extended forward, completely separating the right labium minus along...

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