Merriman SWJ. Arguments against the indiscriminate use of chloroform in midwifery, 1848.
Catalog Record: Merriman SWJ. Arguments against the indiscriminate use of chloroform in midwifery, 1848.
Title: Arguments against the indiscriminate use of chloroform in midwifery / by S. William J. Merriman.
Author: Merriman, Samuel William John, 1814-1873.
WLM Call Number: WO 450 M55 1848 RB
Accession NO.: RB8814
Publisher: London : John Churchill, 1848.
Physical Description: 27 p. ; 22 cm.
Subject: Analgesia, Obstetrical.
Subject: Chloroform – adverse effects.
Subject: Anesthesia, Obstetrical.
Abstract: Merriman presents his thesis in three parts: the history of midwifery, the properties of anesthetic agents, and observations on the prudent use of chloroform anesthesia in midwifery. He urges caution for the sake of safety and stresses the competency and vigilance of the anesthetist, believing that the application of anesthesia brings the patient to the verge of death. Merriman also warns of the possibility of contaminated or impure chloroform. He also argues against religious objections to the use of anesthesia during childbirth, and advocates for its prudent use according to scientific principles.
General Notes: Digitized by Northern Micrographics October 22, 2009.
General Notes: In clamshell.