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ON SUPERFŒTATION. - Hippocrates, The Writings of Hippocrates and Galen 
The Writings of Hippocrates and Galen. Epitomised from the Original Latin translations, by John Redman Coxe (Philadelphia: Lindsay and Blakiston, 1846).
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This treatise is considered by Haller as altogether spurious. It details several cases of difficult parturition, and speaks of the importance of the nail of the middle finger in aiding delivery. Of the death of the fœtus in utero, its signs, and ultimate putrefaction. Some remarks relative to the signs of pregnancy, and of the situation of the child, as pointed out by an enlarged breast. Two cornua admitted to be in the uterus, by which superfœtation is explained. Many medical precepts are here repeated from the book “De Muliebribus.”
The general tenor of the book is that of superfœtation, the motion of the fœtus, the signs, the location and extraction of; and of the remedies aiding in conception; gestation, delivery, menstruation, the secundines, lochia, &c.
So far as mere conception is concerned, superfœtation may take place, but the chance of vitality is very trifling. The symptoms and causes of superfœtation. Of easy and difficult parturition, and of some circumstances that influence them. Of the signs of feeble life, or death of the infant. Of the difficult birth from the presentation of different parts of a vigorous child, and the measures to be adopted. Mode of delivery of the dead fœtus, and the importance of the nail in such cases. Of the tardy expulsion of the afterbirth, and of aiding it by means of gravitation, by the fœtal weight. Rupture of the cord, or its premature division. Signs of a dead fœtus; its putrid state, &c. Danger of hemorrhage before delivery and dilatation of the os uteri. Remarks on the state of pregnancy and difficult parturition. If conception occurs the same day, they are both enveloped in one membrane. Venery during pregnancy tends to promote difficulty of parturition. At what time to divide the cord in difficult labour. Of the signs of pregnancy, and of those of the dead or disordered fœtus, and of longing, and marking the infant; of vitiated appetite; enlarged breasts, &c., leading to a knowledge of the situation of the child. Signs of conception; causes preventing it in great obesity, and state of the os uteri. Of the care to be taken at the cessation of child-bearing; bleeding for. Cure of the pains of pregnancy and of after-pains. Of the means to procure conception, and of the evidences of its occurrence. Causes and prevention of abortion, at two and more months. Tumefaction and ulceration of the uterus; cure of. Sterility, both in those who have and have not borne children, arising from the state or situation of the os uteri, &c.; how to treat. Spring best adapted for conception. Preparation to insure conception in the parties interested, and to attain either sex. Remedies applicable to different conditions of the os uteri. Pessaries, various; emollients, drastic purgatives; specifics, for fluor albus, &c., &c. Means of inducing menstruation, in the retention of, in virgins. Diet; ptisans; fumigations. Remedies at and after delivery, &c.