On Internal Uterine Haemorrhage translated from the French of Baudelocque

Scope and Content

A treatise on the internal haemorrhages of the uterus, which occur during pregnancy in the course of labour and after delivery by A.C. Baudelocque. A work which has gained the prize proposed by the Medical Society of Paris in the year 1819. A loose note has been inserted in the front of the volume, which is in Radford's hand and states that A.C. Baudelocque was the nephew of the celebrated obstetrician responsible for inventing the cephalotribe, that this treatise is the only one published on internal haemorrhages as far as he is aware, and that the work was translated by a non-professional gentleman and so allowance must be made by the reader for the expression of certain terms.

The treatise is divided into an explanatory preface and introduction; historical sketch; chapter 1, seats of haemorrhage (during gestation, during labour, before delivery, after delivery, utero-peritoneal haemorrhages); chapter 2, causes (during gestation, during labour, before delivery); chapter 3, signs (during pregnancy, during labour, before delivery, after the expulsion of the placenta, utero-peritoneal haemorrhages) and diagnosis (during pregnancy, during labour, before and after the expulsion of the placenta); chapter 4, state of the blood effused, accidents which hence result, prognosis; chapter 5, treatment (prophylactic means, curative means, before and after the expulsion of the placenta, in cases of utero-peritoneal haemorrhage). Many observations of real cases are used throughout to illustrate the different elements discussed.

This is a fairly rough copy with a number of alterations and corrections.

The volume was once part of the Radford Library where it was allocated the reference Q 152 viz. their 1877 catalogue and it has since been renumbered M7.1 B6 as part of an alternative system.