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  • adj. Describes the relative motion of two blocks along a strike-slip fault. From a plan view perspective, as if standing on the fault line, the left block moves towards, and the right block moves away.


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  • In England, where, however, it has now yielded almost entirely to the left lateral position, it began to grow in favor in the beginning of the last century; in Scotland toward the end of that century White, of Manchester, it may be of interest to note, was the first to advocate the dorsal and lateral decubitus in England (1773).

    Labor Among Primitive Peoples

  • I found an extensive literature relating to the subject of posture in labor, but it turns entirely upon the discussion of the relative merits of the dorsal decubitus, as practiced upon the continent of Europe and in America, and the left lateral position, which is favored in England; perhaps, also, the knee-elbow position may come into question, but the discussions are entirely confined to the merits of those positions which are taught by modern obstetric law, and enforced in all civilized communities of the present day where scientific medicine rules.

    Labor Among Primitive Peoples


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