Re: Breech deliveries

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 44, No. 5, June 2002, Page 230 Letters

I read with interest (BCMJ 2002;44[2]:68) Dr Woolley’s typically articulate rebuttal to my earlier letter expressing my sadness over the disappearance of vaginal breech delivery. My thoughts wandered back to several occasions when I was called urgently to the case room to help with the delivery of an undiagnosed breech. When I saw buttocks (or feet!) protruding through the introitus I was grateful indeed that I had mastered the archaic skills required of me and that the museum cabinet containing the Piper’s forceps was not locked! On those mornings when the car won’t start is it not fortunate that we all learned how to walk?

—Ashley Krisman, MD

A. Krisman, MD. Re: Breech deliveries. BCMJ, Vol. 44, No. 5, June, 2002, Page(s) 230 - Letters.

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