With the increasing acceptance of the care of the new-born by the pediatrician, problems that receive casual mention in the larger textbooks deserve emphasis in pediatric periodicals. This is true of the subject under consideration in this paper. Two cases of massive intra-abdominal hemorrhage were observed in autopsies that I performed within a period of ten months, in a service in which the average rate per month of admissions to the nursery is ninety. This experience stresses the importance of watchfulness for this condition.
REPORT OF CASES
Case 1.—Infant B., a girl, was admitted to the Coney Island Hospital on Sept. 17, 1930, with a history of normal delivery by a midwife. Respiration had not commenced immediately, and the manual method of resuscitation was utilized by the midwife, who placed both thumbs under the ribs and pushed upward toward the chest. The exact position of her thumbs is indicated in