My Williams Obstetrics from 1923 does not use those terms.
They do talk about tears into the fourchette vs. into the
perineal body vs. worse, but they don't use "first degree", etc.
The Nurses Handbook of Obstetrics, 1952, does use those terms.
I hope this helps.
P.S. I can give you names of some other US midwives who
collect old texts.
At 02:33 AM 5/7/2018, Mary Renfrew (Staff) wrote:
>Am Freitag, 4. Mai 2018, 09:45:39 MESZ hat Ellie Jenkins <<mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask]> Folgendes geschrieben:
>Does anyone know the original research or published location of the professional descriptions of first, second and third degree perineal tears? or the approximate time that these descriptors first started to be used.
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