By George M. Gould, Walter L. Pyle

Freaks and scientific curiosities from 1896. a suite of remarkable instances derived from an exhaustive learn of clinical literature. Abstracted, annotated, and listed. Authors: George M. Gould, MD, Walter L. Pyle, MD writer: Bell Publishing corporation Date: 1956 facsimile variation of 1896 printing layout: Hardcover information: 296 b&w illustrations, 968 pages

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40 confirmed. Her favorite amusement then was to make baby−clothes and count on her fingers the months of pregnancy. When the end of the ninth month approached, the people were awakened one night by the joyous peals of the bells of London announcing the new heir. An ambassador had been sent to tell the Pope that Mary could feel the new life within her, and the people rushed to St. Paul's Cathedral to listen to the venerable Archbishop of Canterbury describe the baby−prince and give thanks for his deliverance.

Associated with pregnancy there are often present morning−nausea and vomiting as prominent and reliable symptoms. Vomiting is often so excessive as to be provocative of most serious issue and even warranting the induction of abortion. This fact is well known and has been thoroughly discussed, but with it is associated an interesting point, the occasional association of the same symptoms sympathetically in the husband. The belief has long been a superstition in parts of Great Britain, descending to America, and even exists at the present day.

Walther mentions the case of an infant which remained almost petrified in the belly of its mother for twenty−three years. No trace of the placenta, cord, or enveloping membrane could be found. Cordier publishes a paper on ectopic gestation, with particular reference to tubal pregnancy, and mentions that when there is rupture between the broad ligaments hemorrhage is greatly limited by the resistance of the surrounding structures, death rarely resulting from the primary rupture in this location.

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