Excerpt from Gaillard's Medical Journal, Vol. 45: July to December, 1887
II. Any inﬂuence weakening uterine supports, as rupture of the perineum, weakening of vaginal walls, stretching of uterine ligaments, want of tone in uterine tissue, degeneration of uterine tissue.
III. Any inﬂuence which pushes the uterus out of place, as tight Clothing, heavy clothing supported on the abdomen, muscular efforts, ascites, abdominal tumors, abscesses or masses of lymph, repletion of the bladder.
IV. Any inﬂuence which displaces the uterus by traction, as lymph deposited on peritoneum of pelvic viscera, cicatrices in vaginal walls, Shortening of the uterine ligaments.
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