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UNIV OF MIJUNE, 1916
PUBLISHED BY DIRECTION OF THE MEDICAL BOARD
EDITED BY GEO. W. KOSMAK, M.D.
LYING-IN HOSPITAL PRESS
Conservative Obstetrics; Some Lessons Learned in a Twenty-five
Post Mortem Cesarean Section: A Report of Ten Cases. By James
A Report on Four Cases of Ruptured Pelves. By William A. Morgan,
Report on a Case of Congenital Atresia of the Duodenum. By J. R.
Posterior Dislocation of the Lower Humeral Epiphysis as a Birth
Syphilis in Mother and Infant. By J. R. Losee, M.D.
Medical Statistics of the Lying-In Hospital, October 1, 1914 to September 30, 1915
Book Reviews: Transactions American Association for Study and
The Practical Medical Series. Vol. vii, Obstetrics. By Joseph
Bibliography of Obstetrical Literature
NOTE. Each number of the "Bulletin" will be designated by the date of actual
A volume as heretofore, will comprise four numbers.
Bulletin of the Lying-in Hospital
of the City of New York
CONSERVATIVE OBSTETRICS; SOME LESSONS LEARNED IN A TWENTY-FIVE YEARS' SERVICE AT THE PHILADELPHIA LYING-IN CHARITY.'
GEORGE M. BOYD, M.D.,
Professor of Obstetrics, Medico-Chirurgical College; Physician to the Philadelphia Lying-In Charity.
MR. PRESIDENT AND MEMBERS OF THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF THE NEW YORK LYING-IN HOSPITAL: I fully appreciate the honor you have conferred on me in asking me to deliver an address to your Association, and I most cordially thank you. The most courageous would hesitate before accepting such an invitation; for what can one bring to such a body of workers in obstetrics?
I wish to take this opportunity to commend the work of your hospital, which redounds to the credit of its founders and its benefactors, who have organized and built up your great teaching maternity. It is an inspiration to all who are interested in midwifery; a blessing to the community, through the scientific administration of obstetric skill; and a school where the student, undergraduate and postgraduate, may fully equip himself for his life-work. To this Mecca of learning, all who are desirous of acquiring knowledge and skill in midwifery come to sit at the feet of the masters.
I come to you this evening after having served the Philadelphia Lying-in Charity for twenty-five years. Our old maternity was founded in 1828, for the purpose of teaching the medical student and training the obstetric nurse; and since that time, we have been conducting, in a modest way, a work similar to your own. I bring to you little-only a few lessons learned under the hard master, our specialty.
The older members of your society have lived with me through an epoch-making period in obstetrics. We remember the days of "laudable pus" and secondary hemorrhage the days when the existence of 1. Read at a meeting of the Alumni Society of the Lying-In Hospital February 9, 1916.