We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
Article |

Hemorrhagic Disease of the Newborn

Am J Dis Child. 1961;101(2):241-248. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1961.04020030105016.
Text Size: A A A
Published online


The problem of hemorrhage in the newborn has been under study for many years but continues to be a subject of considerable controversy. The danger of bleeding in the neonatal period has been recognized since antiquity. Many specific cases had been reported before 1894, when Townsend first described the entity he called "hemorrhagic disease of the newborn."1 He distinguished this condition from the large group of children who exhibited excessive bleeding in the first few days after birth, and who were considered previously to have hemophilia. He noted that the babies with hemorrhagic disease frequently bled from multiple sites, and that this occurred usually during the first 7 days of life. Townsend recognized the high mortality associated with the disease and stressed the favorable prognosis in patients who lived beyond the first week in contrast with other babies, believed to have hemophilia, who bled beyond the seventh day.



Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview





Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Please click the checkbox indicating that you have read the full article in order to submit your answers.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.


Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

0 Citations

Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.