Gwathmey anæsthesia in labour

  • O’Donel Browne


  1. (1)

    Gwathmey anæsthesia produced no fœtal nor maternal complications, and the 2.4% failures were apparently due to faulty technique.

  2. (2)

    In this series, and in the experience of others, it gives safe and almost certain relief, and can be carried out by a nurse, according to instructions.

  3. (3)

    The method affords the most perfect,prolonged obstetrical anæsthesia at our disposal at the present time, and is applicable in over 70% of all labours.

  4. (4)

    It is far preferable to “twilight sleep,” as there is no danger to the infant and the method is more certain in its action.



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