Minor Surgical Gynecology

Minor Surgical 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: ...I have entirely cured a lady of both her displacement and hyperplasia, as well as of a chronic ovaritis of the left side (for which, it is true, constant abdominal counter-irritation was also employed), by packing the posterior cul-de-sac with glycerated cotton every day before she left her bed, for a period of three months. She could wear no pessary, and could scarcely walk without the cotton support; with it she was perfectly comfortable. She is now, four years later, a perfectly well woman. Such tampons are easily applied by the physician alone, in the absence of a nurse, by inserting the Sims speculum in the knee-breast position. The left hand holds the speculum and retracts the perineum, thus admitting air, and dilating and fully exposing the vaginal canal with the cervix; the right hand places the cotton with the dressing-forceps where it is wanted, and the patient lies on her left side for a few moments before rising in order to permit the air to escape and the vagina to contract about and fix the tampons. I have taught private nurses to apply the cotton in this way and have thus saved patients living out of town the trouble of coming to me and the expense of having me go to them. One precaution is to be mentioned in applying tampons in this manner, viz.: that the complete distention of the vagina by air requires rather larger and more tampons in order to insure their proper retention than is necessary in the lateral decubitus. I have thus far spoken of tampons only for the retention of ante-and retro-displaced uteri. In lateral displacements the tampons are placed on either side of the cervix, the one to crowd the cervix away from the side toward which it is directed and bring it in the median hne, the other to push up the fundus. The...show more

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  • Paperback | 186 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 340g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236575113
  • 9781236575111