Excerpt from The American Gynecological and Obstetrical Journal, Vol. 18: January-June, 1901
The point of interest chieﬂy connected with this case is the hyper trophied cervix, which evidently was overlooked two years previously when the child was subjected to an Alexander operation. This over sight was in great measure justified because of the associated pro lapsus uteri et vaginae.
Owing, however, to the absolute failure of relief after the opera tion, the girl refused to submit to further surgical interference. As a result she oscillated from one dispensary or doctor's office to another. Thanks to the free use of sounds, pessaries, etc., the girl developed the bilateral pyosalpinx. There is no reason to suspect a gonorrhoeal origin as the uterus protruded from the vulva, the girl was a chronic invalid, and her home surroundings excluded such a suspicion. Besides, I have removed a half dozen or more pus-tubes from women in whom I was able to satisfy myself that the infection was carried by means of a uterine sound in the hands of a doctor.
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