Lessons on Gynecology

Lessons on Gynecology

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...Locock reports the death of a woman from uterine hemorrhage, caused by a polypus not larger than a pea. On the other hand, I have seen no excessive loss of blood from one as large as an apple. They bleed more when within the uterine cavity, and less after their extrusion into the vagina. At times the menstrual flux appears at the usual period, but is profuse; more frequently the interval shortens; then, again, blood may dribble away more or less all the time. Other symptoms are leucorrhcea, vomiting, and expulsive pains, the last two as the result of uterine distention. As to the cause of polypus, it is evidently due to perverted nutrition, to an increased constructive energy in the womb; for these are hyperlastic growths like polypi in the nose. Anything that will cause and keep up an irritation of the uterine structures is competent to create these tumors. What is the most frequent cause of nasal polypus? Catarrh of the Schneiderian membrane. In the same manner a similar condition in the womb, a catarrh of its lining membrane, will produce a like result. Sterility and single life are pre-eminent factors in the production of these tumors. My experience is that you will find them to be more frequently the cause than any other factor. But why should they produce them? you will ask. Because the irritation of menstruation continues without any break. Nature never intends that the monthly congestion should go on indefinitely, but she expects such interruptions to it as gestation and lactation usually bring. Another cause, closely relating to the prece'ding, is perverted sexual relations, which excite and irritate without satisfying. In short, uterine polypi and uterine vegetations start from pretty much the same causes. The polypus ordinarily met...show more

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  • Paperback | 154 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236579593
  • 9781236579591