Uterine Action in Labour and a Study of Certain Factors Influencing It

Millen, Robinson M (1938) Uterine Action in Labour and a Study of Certain Factors Influencing It. MD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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In choosing the above title as the subject of a Thesis, I was impressed in my clinical work by the relative infrequency of severe degrees of uterine inertia, and also, when such a condition did arise, by the catastrophic sequelae to mother and child often found in its train. Many of the abnormal conditions occurring in labour can be surmounted if good uterine action is maintained, and it is true to say that the majority of catastrophes and undesirable results obtained in obstetrics are due to inefficient uterine action. A contracted pelvis of mild degree presents no bar to spontaneous delivery if the uterine forces are maintained good; a placenta praevia can be effectually controlled by efficient pains, whereas a similar condition not in labour presents one of the most serious emergencies found in obstetrics. And so on, wherever one turns one becomes impressed by the complete help

Item Type: Thesis (MD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Medicine, Obstetrics
Date of Award: 1938
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1938-80146
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2020 09:09
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2020 09:09
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/80146

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