Successful case of extraction of child by caesarean section after the death of the mother.

Harley, George, 1829-1896.

Journal : (The) Monthly Journal of Medical Science ; vol. xi.

Edinburgh : Sutherland and Knox, 1850.

Description : 21-24 p., [1 l.] pl. ; ill.: 1 phot. ; 14 cm.

Photograph : albumen (unverified) portrait of the child at age 16. Photograph taken in 1866.

Subject : Gravid uterus — Caesarean section ; partus post matris mortem.

Notes :

Harley circulated the offprint with a photographic portrait, taken 16 years later, of the premature child he had delivered by cesarean section and labored to resuscitate. There are almost no copies extant. A manuscript note attached to a copy archived at the National Library of Medicine indicates the boy was working as a page in the service of Dr. Harley. The mother was in poor health and asphyxiated suddenly from a lung infection.

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