A pregnant uterus, opened to display a three-month foetus.
This woman was considered to be suffering from disseminated lupus erythematosus,
which was diagnosed in 1958 at the age of 23; the woman had suffered arthralgia from the age of
18 years. A renal biopsy in 1970 showed changes consistent with disseminated lupus, and there
was also evidence of hypertension. In 1971 her fourth pregnancy was termimated by hysterectomy.